Latest Project Update
The project is now 87 per cent complete. All of the development wells have been successfully drilled and a majority are through the completions phase.
LNG tank number one is through construction and testing, awaiting product and LNG tank number two is on plan to achieve that same status by the end of January 2015. The five turbine generators are all installed and the jetty is essentially complete. In addition, 11 of 17 Train 2 modules have been received and installed.
The key focus in the months ahead remains in the mechanical, electrical and instrumentation work scopes on the island.
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Gorgon is a story of energy and the environment as well as technology and expertise. It is one of the world's largest natural gas projects and the largest single resource development in Australia's history.
The Gorgon Project is developing the Gorgon and Jansz-Io gas fields, located within the Greater Gorgon area, between 130 and 220 kilometres off the northwest coast of Western Australia.
It includes the construction of a 15.6 million tonne per annum (MTPA) liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Barrow Island and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to supply 300 terajoules of gas per day to Western Australia.
Gorgon LNG will be off loaded via a 2.1 kilometre long loading jetty for transport to international markets. The domestic gas will be piped to the Western Australian mainland.
The Gorgon Project is operated by Chevron. It is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (approximately 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).
The Gorgon joint venture is investing approximately $2 billion in the design and construction of the world's largest commercial-scale CO2 injection facility to reduce the project's overall greenhouse gas emissions by between 3.4 and 4.1 million tonnes per year. The Australian Government has committed $60 million to the Gorgon Carbon Dioxide Injection Project as part of the Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund.
Balancing Energy Demands with Environmental Objectives
Barrow Island is Gorgon's home. Although a Class A Nature Reserve, it is recognised internationally as a location where industry and the environment co-exist.