Chevron to shutdown Gorgon train

Chevron will idle the second production unit at its Gorgon LNG project in May to carry out modifications already implemented at the other two units, according to Reuters.

Chevron Vice President and CFO Pat Yarrington said that Gorgon Train 2 has a planned “pit stop” in May for crews to replicate performance improvement modifications, with maintenance expected to last 30 days.

The work will focus on remedying vibration problems already fixed on Trains 1 and 3.

Meanwhile, work on Chevron’s second Australian LNG mega-project in Australia, at Wheatstone, is progressing.

LNG production at Wheatstone’s first train started in October 2017, and Chevron expects to start LNG production from the second train this quarter.

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