Chevron reveals plans for Gorgon expansion

Chevron Australia has revealed details on the next stage of the Gorgon natural gas project, offshore Western Australia.

The Gorgon Joint Venture (JV) announced on 14 April that it would be proceeding with Gorgon Stage Two Project (GS2), with drilling anticipated to commence next year.

The additional Gorgon subsea facilities will maintain the supply of gas for the life of the project, over the next 30 to 40 years.

The further development of one of Australia’s largest resources project is expected to create hundreds of new jobs over the duration GS2, including in areas such as drilling, subsea installation, pipelaying and project management as well as ongoing operations.

WA Premier Mark McGowan said in addition to new jobs, the GS2 would provide a boost to the state’s economy.

“I congratulate Chevron Australia on this next development phase at the Gorgon project, which will undoubtedly provide hundreds of new jobs for Western Australians,” said Premier McGowan.

“This is a major state-building project that will deliver a significant boost to our economy.

“I met with Chevron Australia’s managing director Nigel Hearne last week, and the State Government is delighted to work together with Chevron Australia to ensure the benefits to Western Australians are maximised on this project long into the future.

“The GS2 development represents an exciting phase of what has been a WA success story and is another sign that the state’s economy is turning the corner.”

The JV is made up of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (approximately 47 per cent), ExxonMobil (25 per cent), Shell (25 per cent), Osaka Gas (1.25 per cent), Tokyo Gas (1 per cent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 per cent).

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