Working in an Environmentally Responsible Manner.
Our environmental management will be world leading, with the potential to place Western Australia at the forefront of cutting-edge 21st century technology.
As part of our working process, we'll be sharing our learnings with others in the petroleum industry in Australia and offshore.
Environmental Engineering Excellence Award Win Trifecta
Chevron Australia impressed Engineers Australia for a third consecutive year to take out the Environment Award at the 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards.
The Gorgon Project’s 18-month dredging program and construction of the Materials Offloading Facility (MOF) received the award in recognition of its leading edge environmental engineering practices and innovative design solutions directed to protecting our natural environment. The program incorporated the removal of 7.6 million cubic metres of material to create an approach channel, turning basin and berth pockets to provide safe shipping access to the MOF and LNG jetty facilities.
Extensive geotechnical investigations were undertaken as well as incorporation of various design features, management measures and operating controls to manage potential impacts to marine turtles. The MOF was completed by late 2012 and most importantly, environmental monitoring during dredging confirmed there was no detrimental impact to the surrounding marine environment.
In 2012, the Gorgon Shore Crossing on the west coast of Barrow Island took out the State and National title while it was the Barrow Island Quarantine Management System that impressed the judging panel in 2011.
Barrow Island – where Gorgon is located – is an internationally significant nature reserve and the site of Australia's largest onshore operating oil field for the past 45 years.
As a world-class example of environmental management, it's shown that conservation and development can successfully co-exist.
Recognising the importance of Barrow Island's conservation values, we only selected it after thoroughly assessing the viability of alternative locations. And the actual location of our plant and infrastructure on Barrow Island has been deliberately selected to avoid areas of particular conservation significance.
Restricted use of Barrow Island is central to our commercial viability and exhaustive studies we've undertaken have shown there are no commercially viable development alternatives to this location.