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In Late August, TCO and CPC Synchronously Completed a Number of Scheduled Activities

Tengizchevroil oil producer company completed scheduled maintenance on its equipment on 21-24 August 2023. During this time of reduced pumping mode at the upstream Tengiz-Novorossiysk section, CPC also implemented a number of important activities at Tengiz PS under both Debottlenecking Program (DBNP) and Base Business.  

Part of the DBNP activities included physical completion of work to connect the second group of new manifolds to the PS process flowchart via new booster pump units. The old booster pump building was disconnected, manifolds were disconnected from process pipelines and the first and second groups of SVRFT-20000 tanks were also disconnected. Thanks to this operation the old booster pump building and manifolds were successfully prepared for dismantle.

As part of the Base Business project at Tengiz PS, the upgrade of the fire and gas detection system (FGDS) was fully completed, including adjustment and tuning stages. This event became a milestone for the entire CPC Eastern Region: the Kazakh section was fully converted to the modern software and hardware for the FGDS of Russian manufacturing, which significantly enhanced the reliability of the Consortium’s facilities operation.

During the said days, the work was also completed on the line segment of CPC Eastern Region. Contractors repaired the defects of the crude pipeline welds discovered inside the casing under the motor road near to Korolevskoye field. The scope of work included construction of a temporary motor road, excavation of the defected pipeline spots with subsequent repair and installation of repair sleeves in the form of crimped shingle couplings of P5U type.

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CPC Pipeline System is one of the major investment projects with foreign capital in energy sector in the CIS. The length of the Tengiz – Novorossiysk pipeline is 1,511 km. This route transports over two-thirds of all Kazakhstan export crude, as well as crude from Russian oil fields, including those in the Caspian Region. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with three Single Point Moorings (SPM) that allow to load tankers safely at a significant distance offshore, also amid poor weather conditions.

CPC Shareholders: Federal Agency for State Property Management represented by Transneft (trust management) – 24%, CPC Company – 7%, KazmunayGas – 19%, Kazakhstan Pipeline Ventures LLC – 1.75%, Chevron Caspian Pipeline Consortium Company – 15%, LUKARCO B.V. – 12.5%, Mobil Caspian Pipeline Company – 7.5%, Rosneft-Shell Caspian Ventures Limited – 7.5%, BG Overseas Holding Limited – 2%, Eni International N.A. N.V. S.ar.l. – 2% and Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.​