Wheatstone Project

Wheatstone Project

The Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project

Australia's first LNG hub.

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On 31 October 2017 Chevron Australia announced its first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has departed from the Wheatstone Project, located 12 kilometres west of Onslow in Western Australia. The cargo will be delivered to one of Chevron’s foundation buyers, JERA for delivery into Japan.

The first Wheatstone cargo represents the significant contribution of Wheatstone’s partners, contractors and suppliers and the efforts of thousands of people onsite throughout Australia and around the world during the engineering, construction and operations phases.

Follow the Wheatstone Project’s journey to first LNG cargo sail away.

A New Source of Vital Energy  

The Wheatstone Project is one of Australia’s largest resource projects – providing greater security of supply and significant economic benefits such as employment, government revenue and local business opportunities.

A final investment decision to proceed with the Wheatstone Project was made in September 2011, with construction started in December that same year.

In conjunction with the Gorgon Project, it reinforces our position as a leading natural gas supplier and liquefied natural gas (LNG) operator in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Wheatstone Project includes an onshore facility located at Ashburton North Strategic Industrial Area (ANSIA), 12 kilometres west of Onslow in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The foundation project includes two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) and a domestic gas plant.

The Wheatstone Project is a joint venture between Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (64.14 percent), Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) (13.4 percent), Woodside Petroleum Limited  (13 percent), and Kyushu Electric Power Company (1.46 percent), together with PE Wheatstone Pty Ltd, part owned by JERA (8 percent).

Providing Third Party Gas Opportunities - New Partners Welcome

The project site at ANSIA, is an ideal location for an LNG hub given its proximity to the vast gas resources in the Western Carnarvon Basin.

Eighty percent of the Wheatstone Project's foundation capacity is fed with natural gas from the Wheatstone and Iago fields, which are operated by Chevron Australia in joint venture with Australian subsidiaries of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) and Kyushu Electric Power Company, together with PE Wheatstone Pty Ltd (part owned by JERA).

The remaining 20 percent of gas will be supplied from the Julimar and Brunello fields held by Australian subsidiaries of Woodside Petroleum Limited and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC).

Around 85 percent of Chevron's equity LNG from the Wheatstone Project has been committed to premier LNG buyers.

The Wheatstone and nearby Iago natural gas resources are located about 200km (124 miles) north of Onslow off Western Australia's Pilbara coast. The Julimar and Brunello fields will tie back to the central processing platform.

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