Gorgon's Third LNG Train Starts Up
A third LNG train has started operation at the Chevron-led Gorgon project off the northwest coast of Western Australia.
The project started first production in March, 2016. It consists of a three train, 15.6 million ton per annum (MTPA) LNG plant on Barrow Island and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to supply 300 terajoules of gas per day to Western Australia. It is supplied from the Gorgon and Jansz-Io gas fields, located within the Greater Gorgon area, between 80 miles (130 kilometers) and 136 miles (220 kilometers) off the northwest coast of Western Australia.
Gorgon is one of the world's largest natural gas projects and the largest single-resource development in Australia. The project includes one of the world’s largest subsea gathering systems. It also incorporates one of the world’s largest carbon dioxide injection projects aimed at reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 40 percent or 3.6 MTPA.
The 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 (one percent) and JERA (0.417 percent).
Chevron is positioned to become a major LNG supplier by 2020. The company’s Australian projects are well located to meet growing demand for energy in the Asia-Pacific region and more than 80 percent of its equity LNG from the Gorgon and Wheatstone projects is covered by agreements with customers in the region.