The Gorgon project is a joint venture between Chevron as operator, ExxonMobil and Shell, to develop the Greater Gorgon Gas Field, located 130 km off the northwest coast of Western Australia.
The Wheatstone Field is located in the WA-253-P and WA-17-R permit areas. The field is located 200 km north of Onslow in water depths of around 200 m.
Chevron is proposing a 300 TJ/d processing facility on Barrow Island for Gorgon LNG Project, with domestic gas to be delivered via a 90 km pipeline to the Western Australian mainland. The company has chosen Ashburton North for Wheatstone’s onshore development site requiring a 220 km pipeline to transport gas from the field to the onshore plant.
Mr Krzywosinski said “The Wheatstone Project has the potential to anchor and facilitate the economic development for, not only the Wheatstone field, but for other nearby gas fields.
“Indeed, we estimate that there is between 25-35 Tcf of discovered, and yet-to-be discovered gas in that region.
“The fact is we’ve got the gas. We have enough gas to underpin two independent projects,”? he said.
Mr Krzywosinski also said that Chevron is committed to developing its interest in the Woodside Petroleum-operated Browse GAS Project.
Mr Krzywosinski’s comments follow Woodside chief executive officer Don Voelte’s suggestion that the optimal development of Western Australia’s gas resources is through limiting the number of LNG precincts along the coastline.
Mr Voelte pointed out that billions of dollars worth of Woodside LNG infrastructure is in operation and under construction in Karratha and is “ready for expansion and available for use by third parties.”?