Fluor Corp. reported Monday that Tengizchevroil LLP (TCO) has contracted KPJV, a joint venture between Fluor, Kazakh Institute of Oil and Gas JSC, KAZGIPRONEFTETRANS LLP, and WorleyParsons, to provide detailed engineering, procurement and construction management support services for the Future Growth Project-Wellhead Pressure Management Project.
The joint venture is working as part of an integrated team with TCO on the project, which is an expansion project at the Tengiz oil field in western Kazakhstan.
The front-end engineering design (FEED) and engineering, procurement and construction management activities phase of the expansion project was awarded by TCO to KPJV in 2011. The FEED has been completed and detailed engineering is well underway. The KPJV project team is also engaged in long-lead procurement and early construction works for key project infrastructure at the Tengiz site.
“We are grateful to be able to continue our long-standing relationship with TCO and our joint venture partners for this prestigious and strategically important project to Kazakhstan,” David Seaton, chairman and CEO of Fluor said in the press release.
“The integrated team will work to increase the capital efficiency of the project and enhance execution plans for successful commissioning and safe and efficient startup of the facilities. With the full participation of our Kazakhstan partners, we will create an engineering legacy in Kazakhstan, as well as wide-ranging opportunities for the local workforce and local supply chain, thereby developing sustainable benefits for the region,” he added.
The project engineering is being undertaken by Fluor and its partners in Farnborough, UK, with support from its engineering centers in Atyrau and Almaty, Kazakhstan; New Delhi, India; and Houston, as well as its integrated construction site in Tengiz.
The Future Growth Project will use sour gas injection technology to maximize Tengiz production capacity to approximately 39 million tons-of-oil-per-year, while the wellhead Pressure Management Project will keep the existing Tengiz plants full by lowering the flowing wellhead pressure and boosting the pressure to Tengiz’s six processing trains. First oil from the project, which may employ around 20,000 construction workers during peak construction, is planned for 2022.
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