Category Archives: Oil & Gas Projects

Oil & Gas Projects in Australia

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Gorgon Project Update: February 2014

The Project is under construction on Barrow Island, around 60 kilometres off the northwest coast of Western Australia.
It includes a three-train, 15.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to provide 300 terajoules of gas per day to Western Australia.

Gorgon Location Map

The Chevron-operated Gorgon Project is one of the world’s largest natural gas projects and the largest single resource development in Australia’s history.

Plant start up and first gas is planned for mid-2015. Domestic gas is due to be delivered to the market in 2015.

The Gorgon Joint Venture Participants are supportive of the development of a fourth train.  However, the main focus remains the construction of the Foundation Project.

Gorgon Project Snapshot

  • Annual production of 15.6 million tonnes of LNG and 300 terajoules of domestic gas per day
  • On track to spend $30 billion on Australian goods and services during the construction phase of the Project
  • About $40 billion to the Australian Government’s revenue*
  • About $64 billion to Australia’s Gross Domestic Product*

*According to independent research group ACIL Tasman (based on 30 years of operations and an annual production of 15 million tonnes of LNG).

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See the latest developments at the Gorgon Natural Gas Project offshore Western Australia.

Gorgon Project: September 2013 Update

The Gorgon field is one of the largest gas fields ever discovered in Australia. Situated 70 km from Barrow Island and about 250 m below sea level, it is the world’s premier undeveloped hydrocarbon reserves. Like Jans, Gorgon will extend the envelope in sub-sea development by breaking new ground in the application of technology.

This Flyover Video for the project shows some great updated footage which includes the :

  • Horizontal Directional Drilling Site,
  • Onshore Pipeline,
  • C02 Injection Project,
  • WAPET Landing,
  • LNG Jetty,
  • Materials Offloading Facility (MOF),
  • Permanent Operations Facility (POF),
  • Ground Flare Facility, Gas Treatment Plant Site and Butler Park.

For more about Gorgon, visit
See the latest developments at the Gorgon Natural Gas Project offshore Western Australia.

Gorgon Project: Chevron Advances

In July the Gorgon Project reached a Major Milestone. The Pioneer Materials Offloading Facility connected to the Barrow Island causeway, this doubled the project supply capacity from Perth to Barrow Island.

Many of the components for the LNG Facilities are being prefabricated and assembled at various locations around the world and then shipped to Barrow Island.

  • Pipe Racks – China and Indonesia
  • Electrical Sub-Stations and Transformers – Australia
  • Gas Turbines – Italy
  • LNG Loading Arms – Germany
  • Heat Exchanges – Pennsylvania
  • Heaters and Modular Housing Units – Thailand
  • Pipe Coating – Malaysia
  • Major Vessels – South Korea
  • Sub-Sea Trees – Scotland

Chevron is poised to increase production 20% by 2017 and Gorgon is the centre piece of the growth story. As the project ramps up to full capacity it’s production will plateau at a capacity of 450,000 barrels (equivalent) a day.

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See the latest developments at our Gorgon Natural Gas Project offshore Western Australia.