Chevron Australia has awarded a subsea installation contract for its Gorgon Stage Two development, located offshore Western Australia.
The Gorgon Project is one of the world’s largest natural gas projects and is the largest single resource development in Australia’s history. Stage Two of the project will include an upgrade to the project’s existing subsea petroleum facilities, with further well and subsea infrastructure being added to the Gorgon and Jansz-Io Fields to maintain future gas supply.
The contract was awarded to TechnipFMC and covers project management and engineering, transportation, installation and pre-commissioning of umbilicals, flying leads and manifolds. The contract also covers the fabrication, transportation, installation and testing of rigid spools.
“We value our long-term, collaborative relationship and are committed to bring the best assets and our solid experience in project execution, fabrication and installation to the field,” commented Hallvard Hasselknippe, President of TechnipFMC’s Subsea division.
The Gorgon and Jansz-Io gas fields, located 200 kilometres from the coast, contain up to 35.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and are forecast to have a lifespan of up to 60 years of production. Gorgon’s total natural gas production capacity amounts to roughly 2.6 billion cubic feet of gas, which is equivalent to 20,000 barrels of condensate per day.
The Gorgon project is operated by Chevron Australia and is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (46.3 per cent), ExxonMobil (25 per cent), Shell (25 per cent), Osaka Gas (1.25 per cent), Tokyo Gas (1 per cent) and JERA (0.417 per cent).
More information on the Gorgon project and its developments can be accessed here.