Kazakhstan, Astana, Dec. 9 / Trend, K. Konyrova /
Operation at the Tengiz field was restored after the fire, Tengizchevroil Department for Government and Public Affairs said.
"On Dec.8, after checking regulating units, production at Tengiz has been returned to normal safe mode," the report said.
Tengizchevroil leadership expressed gratitude to the teams, who responded to the fire yesterday.
"Installation on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) processing, which was subjected to fire, was isolated, and currently Integrated production line 1 (KTL 1) operates without this installation. The group focuses on its repair. Also a group has been set up to investigate the incident, which should determine the cause of the incident to use learned lessons in the future," the report says.
Tengiz field, opened in 1979 in the west of Kazakhstan, is one of the deepest and largest oil fields in the world.
Tengiz field is operated by Tengizchevroil consortium (TCO), a joint venture established in April 1993 based on an agreement signed between the Kazakh government and Chevron. Tengizchevroil partners are Chevron - 50 percent, KMG - 20 percent, ExxonMobil - 25 percent and LukArko - 5 percent.
Recoverable oil reserves in Tengiz field collector by April 2033 hits from 750 million to 1.1 billion tons (6-9 billion barrels). Total proven reserves of Tengiz field are 3 billion tons (26 billion barrels), and 190 million tons (1.5 billion barrels) at the Korolevski Field. The collector is 19 km (12 miles) in width and 21 km (13 miles) long.
TCO completed the expansion in the third quarter of 2008 which brought daily capacity to 75,000 metric tons (600,000 barrels) of crude oil per day and 22 million cubic meters (750 million standard cubic feet) of gas per day.