Gorgon Project

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.

TanksThe Gorgon Project is developing the Gorgon and Jansz-Io gas fields, located within the Greater Gorgon area, between 130 and 220 kilometres off the north-west coast of Western Australia.
The Project is under construction on Barrow Island, some 60 kilometres off the north-west coast of Western Australia. A subsea gas gathering system and pipelines will deliver gas from the gas fields to a three-train, 15.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant on Barrow Island for processing.

Flare boxes low resThe Project also includes a domestic gas plant with the capacity to provide 300 terajoules of gas per day.

Gorgon LNG will be off-loaded via a 2.1 kilometre long loading jetty and transported to international markets. The domestic gas will be transported to the mainland via a 90 kilometre pipeline, connecting into the existing Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline.

The Gorgon Joint Venture is investing approximately $2 billion in the design and construction of the world’s largest commercial-scale carbon dioxide injection facility to reduce the Project’s overall greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 40 percent per year.

An aerial view of the LNG jetty at Barrow Island

An aerial view of the LNG jetty at Barrow Island

The Australian Government has committed $60 million to the Gorgon Carbon Dioxide Injection Project as part of the Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund.

The Gorgon Project is operated by an Australian subsidiary of Chevron and is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (47.3 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent), Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (1 percent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 percent).



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