Chevron will increase crude oil production at the Tengiz oil field in Kazakhstan by about 260,000 barrels per day. First oil is planned for 2022.
Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), Kazakhstan’s largest private oil producer and the largest private shareholder in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, announced that its 50 percent owned affiliate, Tengizchevroil (TCO), will proceed with the development of its Future Growth and Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FGP-WPMP), which will increase crude oil production at the Tengiz oil field in Kazakhstan by about 260,000 barrels per day.
“The Future Growth and Wellhead Pressure Management Project represents an excellent opportunity for the company. The project builds on a record of strong performance at Tengiz and will add value for Chevron and its stockholders” said Chevron Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Watson.
FGP-WPMP is currently estimated to cost $36.8 billion, which includes $27.1 billion for facilities, $3.5 billion for wells and $6.2 billion for contingency and escalation.
The project will raise TCO’s total production to approximately 1 million barrels of oil equivalent per day. First oil is planned for 2022.