First production from giant Chevron Gorgon Project, offshore North Western Australia, making Chevron one of the world’s biggest producers of LNG.
Chevron’s CEO, John Watson, announced the news saying: “We congratulate the Gorgon workforce on this achievement,”
“This is the result of the collaboration of hundreds of suppliers and contractors and many tens of thousands of people across the world during the project design and construction phases.”
The vast Gorgon project is located offshore North western Australia, and covers both onshore and offshore infrastructure.
Production facilities are located at the Gorgon and Jansz-Io gas fields, within the Greater Gorgon area, between 80 miles (130 km) and 136 miles (220 km) off the Australia mainland.
Processing facilities are located on Barrow Island, 53 miles (85km) off the Australian mainland, and includes a 15.6 MTPA LNG plant, a carbon dioxide injection project, and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to supply 300 terajoules of gas per day to Western Australia.
Construction started back in 2009, with a workforce of around 6,000 being created to complete both onshore and offshore facilities.
First Production From Giant Chevron Gorgon
Watson added: ”We expect legacy assets such as Gorgon will drive long-term growth and create shareholder value for decades to come,”
“The long-term fundamentals for LNG are attractive, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, and this is a significant milestone for all involved.”
The Chevron-operated Gorgon Project is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (47.3 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent), Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (1 percent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 percent).