The Tengizchevroil (TCO) oil company temporarily suspended some types of work at the Tengiz oil and gas field (Kazakhstan) due to the coronavirus COVID-19.
According to the press service of the company, “these are small projects that do not affect production.
“The Tengiz expansion project has been completed by 77%, now only critical work is being carried out there in connection with the pandemic,” the Interfax-Kazakhstan source said.
The press service added that a downtime was announced before the stabilization of the epidemiological situation on COVID-19.
It should be noted that on June 26, at the Tengizchevroil LLP facilities and shift facilities of contractor organizations, the coronavirus quarantine was extended until the epidemiological situation stabilized.
Among TCO employees, according to the latest data, 73 cases of coronavirus were registered, among the personnel of contracting organizations – 1194.
The members of Tengizchevroil LLP are Chevron (50%), ExxonMobil Kazakhstan Ventures Inc (25%), Kazakhstanthrough the national company KazMunayGas (20%), and the Russian-American joint venture Lukarco (5%).
In 2019, TCO increased oil production by 4.2% compared to 2018 – up to 29.79 million tons, with the total volume of oil and condensate production in Kazakhstan last year at 90.5 million tons.
TCO is currently implementing a project to expand production in Tengiz with a total value of $ 45.2 billion.