Wheatstone Project

Wheatstone Project

The Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project

Australia's first LNG hub.

Latest Project Update

Activities supporting the delivery of first LNG in mid-2017 continue offshore and at the LNG plant site.

The Wheatstone Platform and 225 kilometre trunkline are now operational and supplying natural gas to the inlet of the onshore LNG Plant at Ashburton North.

LNG Train 1 is in the process of starting up, with cool down expected to commence soon and LNG production to follow.

LNG Train 2 construction is progressing well, and on track to start-up 6-8 months after LNG Train 1.

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 will be 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.

Location

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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