Video: Chevron’s Wheatstone project on track for first LNG mid-2017
Chevron-led 8.9 mtpa Wheatstone LNG project west of Onslow, Australia, continues to progress.
According to Chevron’s latest update, the activities being carried out offshore and at the LNG plant site support the delivery of the first LNG in mid-2017.
The Wheatstone drilling campaign has been completed, with all nine development well flowbacks successful, while the hook-up and commissioning moves forward offshore at the Wheatstone platform.
At the plant site, the export jetty and LNG loading platform are complete, and LNG Train 1 commissioning is underway, Chevron said. All Train 2 modules have so far been delivered, moved into place and set on foundations. Installation of piping, electrical and instrumentation continue as planned.
The company said in its update adding that the storage and loading system is ready for commissioning and cooldown, with the LNG storage tanks and export loading jetty now complete.
The installation and startup of gas turbine generators have also been achieved, securing permanent power supply for the facility.
Chevron added that the operations centre facilities are complete and workforce mobilized while all the permanent buildings have been handed over to operations, all of which can be viewed in a video the company released.
US-based energy giant Chevron, in October last year, that delays in module deliveries to the LNG project resulted in an additional $5 billion investment by the joint venture partners.
The project located 12 kilometers west of Onslow in the Pilbara region includes two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tons per annum (MTPA) and a domestic gas plant.
It is a joint venture between Australian units of Chevron (64.14 percent), Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (13.4 percent), Woodside (13 percent), and Kyushu Electric Power Company (1.46 percent), together with PE Wheatstone, part owned by Jera (8 percent).
LNG World News Staff