The TCO Way

Getting Results the Right Way

The TCO Way explains who we are, what we believe, how we achieve our mission and where we aspire to go. It establishes a common understanding of our values and behaviors not only for us, but for all who interact with us.


Our mission is to create superior value for the Republic of Kazakhstan, our shareholders and employees.


To be the safest, most efficient and profitable oil and gas enterprise in the world, most admired for its people, partnership and performance.

The TCO Way (pdf)


Our values define us and guide our actions in delivering results. We conduct our business in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, respecting the law and benefitting the communities where we work.

Diversity and Inclusion

We have an inclusive work environment that respects the uniqueness and diversity of cultures, and values individual talents, experiences and ideas.

High Performance

We are committed to excellence and passionate about delivering results. We strive for efficiency and continual improvement. We demonstrate TCO’s high-performance behaviors and hold ourselves accountable for our actions and results.

Integrity and Trust

We are honest with ourselves and others. We earn trust by respecting and supporting each other and by operating with the highest ethical standards in all we do.


We build trusting, productive and collaborative relationships with government, our shareholders, communities, business partners, customers and each other. We are most successful when we succeed together.

Protect People and the Environment

We have an unwavering commitment to personal and process safety, and protecting the environment. We strive for incident free operations with a focus on preventing high consequence events.



Invest in people to develop and empower a highly competent workforce that delivers results the right way.


Deliver superior results through disciplined operational excellence, capital stewardship and cost efficiency.


Develop reserves to grow profits and returns by using our competitive advantages and high performance behaviors.

Technology and Functional Excellence

Differentiate performance through technology, ingenuity, and functional expertise.