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The Gorgon Project's historic first LNG cargo set sail from Barrow Island in March 2016, with production from Train 3 commencing in March 2017.
LNG production from Train 2 commenced in October 2016 and domestic gas supply to the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline started in December 2016.
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Gorgon is a story of energy, the environment as well as technology and expertise. It is globally one of the largest natural gas projects ever undertaken and the largest single-resource development in Australia's history.
Chevron 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 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 is offloaded 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 project also includes the design, construction and operation of facilities to inject and store CO2 into a deep reservoir unit - known as the Dupuy Formation - more than two kilometres beneath Barrow Island. This will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the project by approximately 40 percent. The Australian government has committed $60 million to the Gorgon Carbon Dioxide Injection Project as part of the Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund.
The 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 JERA (0.417 percent).
Gorgon Stage Two
Gorgon Stage Two (GS2) is an upgrade to the Gorgon Project's existing subsea gas gathering network in the Gorgon and Jansz-Io gas fields so supply can be maintained to the three existing LNG Trains on Barrow Island.
In January 2017, the Gorgon Joint Venture has moved GS2 into the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) stage. The project is yet to be sanctioned, pending a final investment decision.
As part of the GS2 scope, additional wells and subsea infrastructure are to be added to the existing Gorgon and Jansz-Io fields to maintain future gas supply for the project.
For more information about GS2, including potential opportunities for local industry, please visit ICN Gateway or ProjectConnect.
Chevron Australia has signed a number of Sales and Purchase Agreements (SPAs) with premier LNG buyers for the delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project. These agreements include SK LNG Trading (4.15MT), Osaka Gas (1.375MTPA), Tokyo Gas (1.1MTPA), JERA (1.44MTPA), Kyushu Electric (0.3MTPA), JX Nippon Oil and Energy (0.3MTPA) and GS Caltex of South Korea (0.25MTPA).
In addition, Osaka Gas has acquired 1.25 percent equity interest in the Gorgon Project, Tokyo Gas has acquired 1.0 percent equity interest and JERA has acquired 0.417 percent equity interest.