Chevron’s 15.6 mtpa Gorgon LNG project in Australia is in the final stages of commissioning systems to allow start-up of Train 1.
The San Ramon, California-based energy giant informed in an update that the Jansz-Io field subsea infrastructure is fully complete. The first two wells have been opened to the Jansz pipeline, confirming the full operability of these subsea systems, according to the update.
At the plant, the focus is on starting up the process units ahead of commencing liquefaction.
LNG cooldown cargo is planned to arrive in mid-December to assist in cooling down the tanks and associated facilities prior to first LNG export, Chevron said.
The current outlook for loading the first cargo of the chilled gas is early 2016.
Chevron added that progress continues to be made on Trains 2 and 3 with all Train 2 and nine of 13 Train 3 modules installed and hook-ups underway.
The Gorgon project is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (47.3 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent), Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (1 percent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 percent).
LNG World News Staff; Image: Chevron