Chevron kicks off Gorgon Stage 2
OIL and gas giant Chevron and its partners are kicking off the Stage 2 expansion of the Gorgon LNG project off WA’S northwest coast, creating hundreds of employment opportunities. The $5.1 billion investment program includes 11 new wells – seven in the Gorgon field and four in the Janz-lo field, as well as accompanying offshore production pipelines and subsea structures. Chevron Australia managing director Nigel Hearne said Gorgon Stage 2 was part of the original development plan for Gorgon and includes the expansion of the subsea gas gathering network required to maintain targeted production of 15.6 million tonne per annum (mtpa) to the LNG plant on Barrow Island. “Our world-class natural gas facilities have transformed Chevron into a leading and reliable supplier of cleaner-burning natural gas to customers in the region,” Mr Hearne said. “Through ongoing collaboration, we need to invest in both the infrastructure and the local skills and capability required to maintain our long-term energy position and contribute to the jobs of the future.” The development fits within Chevron’s previously announced annual investment range of $18-20 billion through 2020. The Chevron-operated Gorgon project is a joint venture between Chevron (47.3 percent), Exxonmobil (25 percent), Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (1 percent) and JERA (0.417 percent). The project is expected to create hundreds of jobs over several years in areas including drilling, subsea installation, pipe-laying and project management, as well as ongoing operational jobs into the future.
“Through ongoing collaboration, we need to invest in both the infrastructure and the local skills and capability required to maintain our long-term energy position and contribute to the jobs of the future.”
Gorgon Stage 2 includes 11 new wells and associated structure.