In April 2013 Chevron marked the 20th anniversary of the company's successful partnership with the Republic of Kazakhstan. Through our affiliates Tengizchevroil LLP and Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V., Chevron is Kazakhstan's largest private oil producer and holds important stakes in the nation's two biggest oil-producing projects—the Tengiz and Karachaganak fields.
Tengiz is the world's deepest operating super-giant oil field, with the top of the reservoir at about 12,000 feet (3,657 m) below ground. Chevron holds a 50 percent interest in Tengizchevroil (TCO), which operates the field. The partnership also is developing the nearby Korolev Field.
TCO is building on its $7.4 billion expansion, referred to as the Sour Gas Injection and Second Generation Plant. Current projects are employing technologies to increase capacity and reliability.
Chevron also holds an interest in the Karachaganak Field, Kazakhstan's second-largest producing petroleum reserve.
Chevron is the largest private shareholder in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium pipeline. The pipeline provides a critical export route for crude oil from TCO and Karachaganak. The pipeline is undergoing a major expansion.
Chevron also operates a polyethylene pipe plant in Atyrau.
In Kazakhstan, as in any country where Chevron does business, we are a strong supporter of programs that help the community.
Updated: April 2013