LNG production begins at Gorgon project


The offshore Gorgon Project in Western Australia has begun producing LNG, with the first shipment expected to be sent in the week starting March 14.

The facility operates 130km off the northwest coast of Western Australia, and includes a 15.6 million tonnes per annum LNG plant on Barrow Island and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to supply 300 terajoules of gas per day to Western Australia.
The Chevron-operated Gorgon Project is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Osaka Gas, Tokyo Gas and Chubu Electric Power.

Shipments from the Gorgon Project are likely to be sent to customers in the Asia-Pacific region, of which up to 80 per cent of Chevron’s LNG from the Gorgon project is expected to go.
Credit: Baird Maritime