Gorgon stage two offshore Western Australia starts production
Gorgon stage two, located offshore Western Australia, has successfully produced the first gas, Chevron Australia announced on June 6.
The Gorgon project is involved in exporting LNG to customers in the Asia Pacific region, as well as supplying domestic gas for the Western Australian market. The Chevron-operated project is a joint venture involving several participants, including Chevron (47.3%), ExxonMobil (25%), Shell (25%), Osaka Gas (1.25%), Tokyo Gas (1%), and Jera (0.417%).
As part of the Gorgon stage two development, an expansion of the existing subsea gas gathering network was undertaken. This involved the installation of 11 additional wells in the Gorgon and Jansz-Io fields, along with offshore production pipelines and subsea structures. These developments were necessary to maintain a reliable feed gas supply for the gas processing facilities on Barrow Island, Chevron Australia said.
“The development supports the longevity of the Gorgon project and the continuation of its already significant ongoing benefits including highly skilled local employment, economic activity as well as state and federal government revenue for decades to come,” Chevron Australia managing director Mark Hatfield said.
Based on Barrow Island, the Gorgon project includes an LNG facility with three processing units designed to produce 15.6mn metric tons/year.