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The Gorgon Project's historic first LNG cargo set sail from Barrow Island in March 2016, with production from Train 2 commencing in October 2016.
All Train 3 modules are on site and construction is progressing.
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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).
Balancing Energy Demands with Environmental Objectives
Gorgon is being constructed on Barrow Island. Although a Class A Nature Reserve, it is recognised internationally as a location where industry and the environment co-exist.