The Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG project continued to gain momentum in the first half of 2014, and remains on track for first gas in late 2016.
The Wheatstone project includes two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tonnes per annum plus a 200 terajoule per day domestic gas plant, located 12 kilometres west of Onslow on the Pilbara coast of Western Australia.
The Wheatstone project concept takes a long-term approach to Australia’s LNG sector, and will become Australia’s first third-party natural gas hub. Offshore facilities include Australia’s largest offshore gas processing platform, with a 225 kilometre trunkline connecting it to the onshore plant.
Wheatstone LNG will be offloaded via a 1.2 kilometre loading jetty for transport to international markets. The domestic gas will be piped to the Western Australian mainland.
LNG World News Staff; Image: Chevron