highlights of operations

In 1993, Chevron became the first international energy company to enter Kazakhstan. Since then, we have been creating the energy that drives the progress forward.

Through our partnership, we are adding to Kazakhstan’s economy by supporting thousands of local jobs, using local goods and services, and investing in the national workforce – as the country has become a global energy leader.

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Chevron holds a 50% interest in Tengizchevroil (TCO) which develops the Tengiz and nearby Korolev Field. The Tengiz Field is one of the world’s deepest operating supergiant oil fields, with the top of the reservoir at approximately 13,000 feet (4,000 m) below ground.

In addition, Chevron holds an 18% interest in the Karachaganak Field.

Chevron is the largest private shareholder in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC). The Caspian Pipeline provides an important export route for crude oil from Tengiz and Karachaganak. A major expansion of the pipeline was recently completed.

Chevron also operates a polyethylene pipe plant in Atyrau. The plant is run entirely by Kazakhstanis.

In Kazakhstan, as in any country where Chevron does business, we are a strong supporter of programs that help the community.

chevron and Kazakhstan: the power of partnership

At Chevron, we believe energy enables human progress. We see this power at work globally by delivering the affordable, reliable, ever-cleaner energy that billions of people worldwide rely on every day. We also see it locally, where successful energy partnerships become a catalyst for boosting economies, creating jobs, supporting businesses, building communities, empowering people and advancing critical sustainable development goals.

chevron in Kazakhstan comprises four main segments


TCO: A joint venture to develop the Tengiz and Korolev oil fields. Tengiz ranks as the world’s deepest producing supergiant oil field and the largest single‑trap producing reservoir in existence.

50% equity interest

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Karachaganak: A stake in the development of a gas condensate field in West Kazakhstan.

18% equity interest

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CPC: The Caspian Pipeline Consortium operates a 1,505 km (935-mile) pipeline to export Kazakhstan’s energy to world markets.

15% equity interest

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APPP: The Atyrau Polyethylene Pipe Plant produces pipes for consumer and industrial use.

100% equity interest


business portfolio

exploration and production

Crude production in 2022 was 361.73 million barrels.

In 2022, KPO produced 128.53 million barrels of oil equivalent. In addition, over 11 billion cubic meters of sour dry gas were injected into the reservoir, a volume equivalent to approximately 57 percent of the total gas produced).

TCO crude production in 2023 was 28.9 million metric tonnes (230.6 million barrels).



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tengiz oil production


(564 million metric tonnes)

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tengizchevroil looks ahead

Find more about the impressive development of the Tengiz Field.

TCO continues its development of the Tengiz and Korolev crude oil fields in the West Kazakhstan Region,

Throughout the company’s 30-year history, there have been several investments in new production and facilities, as well as in the application of the latest technologies, that have helped TCO to increase production from 1 million metric tonnes of crude oil production annually to approximately 29 million metric tonnes.

The Future Growth Project-Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FGP-WPMP), the next major expansion of the Tengiz oilfield, is a landmark project that created a legacy of a trained skilled workforce, new facilities, technology transfer through partnerships between Kazakhstani and international companies, and upgraded infrastructure in the region.

karachaganak, one of the world’s largest fields

The Karachaganak Field in northwest Kazakhstan is one of the world's largest oil and gas condensate reserves. The field is estimated to contain approximately 60 trillion cubic feet of gas and 13 billion barrels of oil and condensate in place. Chevron has an 18% non-operated working interest in the Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (KPO) joint venture – the largest gas producing venture in Kazakhstan which oversees the expansion and development of the Karachaganak field.

In 2020, the CPC pipeline transported 10.8 million tonnes (85.8 million barrels) of oil from Karachaganak to the port of Novorossiysk on the Black Sea. Product was further transported via the Atyrau-Samara pipeline to the Transneft system for shipment to the port of Ust-Luga on the Baltic Sea.

In 2022, KPO produced 128.53 million barrels of oil equivalent in the form of stable and unstable liquids, sour gas for export and sweet gas for use as fuel. In addition, 10,361.740 Mscm of gas were reinjected into the reservoir, a volume equivalent to approximately 51.3% of the total gas produced.

More than 5,000 Kazakhstani vendors are registered to supply the project, and since 1997 the local content level in all contracts assigned has exceeded $8.58 billion.

Approximately 4,000 people work in Karachaganak Petroleum Operating, with local employees occupying 97% of the venture’s skilled, clerical and professional roles.

Between 1998 and 2021, KPO spent $439 million on social infrastructure projects in West Kazakhstan.

moving product to market via the CPC pipeline

Chevron is the largest private shareholder in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC). The pipeline runs for 935 miles (1,505 km), exporting crude oil from the Tengiz Field to the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk. More than 90% of the oil transported comes from fields in Kazakhstan.

The Caspian Pipeline provides a key export route for crude oil produced from the Tengiz and Karachaganak fields. In 2020, an average of 1.3 million barrels of crude oil per day passed through the pipeline, which included 1.1 million barrels per day from Kazakhstan and .2 million barrels per day from Russia. More than 7,500 tankers have been loaded since 2001, when the pipeline began transporting oil.

Atyrau Polyethylene Pipe PlantAtyrau Polyethylene Pipe Plant

Chevron operates the Atyrau Polyethylene Pipe Plant (APPP), which produces pipes for water, gas, heating and industrial use. The APPP is run entirely by Kazakhstanis.

building on success and diversifying the economy

Chevron supports Kazakhstan meeting its goal to diversify the economy. In 2003, the company has commissioned and operated a Polyethylene Pipe Plant in Atyrau (APPP). Its six extrusion lines have a production capacity of 17,000 tons of polyethylene pipe per year. The plant brings new technology to Kazakhstan and supplies the country with products that were previously imported.

Chevron Direct Investment Fund Ltd (CDIF)

Chevron and the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan established the Chevron Direct Investment Fund Ltd (CDIF), an investment vehicle to support Kazakhstan’s economy by investing into commercial local enterprises across various industries, including but not limited to manufacturing, works and services in oil and gas industry, environmental stewardship, information technologies, including digital technologies. The fund is valued at $248.5 million.

marketing and retail

Through our authorized distributor, Chevron markets lubricants, coolants and fuel treatments under the Texaco® brand for consumer, commercial and industrial use in Kazakhstan.


in the community

Chevron partners with local communities to enable human progress in three key areas: people, prosperity and environment. Since 1994, Chevron has contributed over $450 million in social investment, initiating more than 300 projects with more than 30 community partners. In 2020 Chevron became one of the first and largest contributors in Kazakhstan to respond to the COVID-19 emergency with over $20 million donation of medicines and equipment.

Chevron in the community

Chevron contributes to the development of communities through business partnerships in the Tengiz and Karachaganak projects.


Since 1993, through its voluntary EGILIK program, TCO has invested in more than 120 social infrastructure projects to construct and improve social facilities such as schools, hospitals, recreational areas, kindergartens, and other common facilities in Atyrau region.

TCO also supported 123 social projects over the years, within its Community Investments Program, focused on improving the wellbeing of communities in the areas of health, education, economic and civil society development in Atyrau and Mangystau oblasts.


We also work with our Karachaganak partners to support the community. Since 1998, KPO has contributed more than $439 million to social infrastructure projects in western Kazakhstan.

health, environment and safety

Protecting people and the environment is one of Chevron’s core values.

Chevron invests heavily in protecting the environment. Since 2000, TCO invested over $3.2 billion in environmental protection activities. These investments have enabled TCO to achieve reductions in flaring, improve wastewater treatment, increase water reuse, and manage waste safely.

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Chevron has been an important job-creation engine for the region, extending far beyond the 2,802 Kazakhstani nationals directly employed. The real story is the multiplier effect of Chevron Kazakhstan’s business activities. For every $1 billion in local spending, 62,000 jobs are supported.

Every Chevron job supports another 33 jobs across the nation’s economy. This includes jobs in professional services, construction, manufacturing, transportation and retail among other industries. The nearly 96,000 people working in jobs supported by Chevron collectively receive an average of $737 million in pay each year.

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Between 2010 and 2021, on average TCO stimulated 11% of Kazakhstan’s nominal GDP.

Tengizchevroil is playing a leading role in helping to meet the Republic of Kazakhstan’s (RoK) growing demand for gas, in both the countries’ petrochemical industry as well as for domestic needs. TCO supplied the majority of its produced sales gas to the domestic market, and continually provides energy to local residents and industries.

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