KPJV, a joint venture team consisting of Fluor, the Kazakh Institute of Oil and Gas (KING), KazGiproNefteTrans Engineering Company (KGNT EC) and WorleyParsons, has developed one of the world’s largest, single 3D intelligent plant design models for Tengizchevroil’s Future Growth Project – Wellhead Pressure Management Project.

The team is providing detailed engineering, procurement and construction management services for the FGP-WPMP, the next expansion of the Tengiz oil field in western Kazakhstan.

“One of the largest oil and gas projects in the world, the engineering effort is providing the design and tools to enable the delivery of the project in a safe and efficient manner,” said Al Collins, President of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business in Europe, Africa and Middle East. “We have worked with Tengizchevroil and our joint venture partners in Kazakhstan for more than 20 years.”

“The scale for this industry-leading project calls for engineering to be executed simultaneously at multiple locations around the world,” said Gerald Stone, Fluor Senior Vice President and Project Director. “Spanning multiple time zones, work is taking place around the clock. The project’s 3D model provides the latest integrated design and data management system using millions of pieces of verified data to deliver construction-driven execution.”

The single 3D plant model allows project engineers around the world to see real-time developments in the design. Fluor’s investment in engineering technology and a digital infrastructure capable of handling giga amounts of data enables the multi-location, multi-party execution platform to achieve increased levels of automation. The data-centric model provides 3D visualisation of the plant with intelligent coupling of 2D and 3D information. It enables sequencing tools to optimise construction and produce advanced engineering, construction and installation work packages.

The Future Growth Project will use sour gas injection technology, successfully proven during TCO’s expansion project in 2008, to maximise Tengiz production capacity to approximately 39 million tons-of-oil-per-year. While the Future Growth Project will increase production, 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.

During peak construction, the project is expected to employ approximately 20,000 construction workers. First oil is planned for 2022.

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15th November 2018

15th November 2018