Chevron Resumes Wheatstone LNG Production
06.24.2024 By Tank Terminals - NEWS

June 24, 2024[LNG Prime]- Chevron’s unit in Australia has resumed production at its 8.9 mtpa Wheatstone LNG terminal near Onslow.

 

“Chevron Australia has resumed full LNG and domestic gas production rates at the Wheatstone gas facility with the safe re-start of the facility’s two LNG trains and domestic gas plant,” a Chevron Australia spokesperson told LNG Prime on Sunday.

The spokesperson did not provide additional information.

Chevron Australia suspended operations on the Wheatstone offshore platform on June 10 to repair the platform’s fuel gas system.

As the platform provides gas to Wheatstone’s onshore facilities near Onslow, Western Australia, LNG and domestic gas production had been suspended as well.

Chevron Australia said on June 13 that the company had started repair activities on the Wheatstone platform “which are expected to be completed in coming weeks”.

The Wheatstone domestic plant was previously expected to restart operations by June 27. AEMO data showed on Friday that the plant will start ramping up capacity on June 22.

Wheatstone LNG

In October last year, Chevron and its workers at the Wheatstone and Gorgon LNG terminals agreed on new labor agreements following lengthy negotiations between Chevron and unions representing the workers.

The Wheatstone foundation project consists of two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 mtpa, and the domestic gas plant.

Also, the offshore processing platform is located in 70 meters of water, about 225km from the coast.

The offshore facilities gather and partially process gas and associated condensate from the Wheatstone, Iago, Julimar, and Brunello gas fields, and deliver it onshore via trunkline for further processing.

The project was sanctioned in late 2011, with first shipment of LNG announced in October 2017.

Chevron operates the project with a 64.14 stake and other shareholders include KUFPEC (13.4 percent), Woodside (13 percent), and Kyushu Electric (1.46 percent), together with PE Wheatstone, part-owned by Jera (8 percent).

 

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