WorleyParsons to continue supporting Chevron’s Australasian assets

Gorgon; Image source: Chevron

Oil major Chevron has awarded WorleyParsons a contract extension to provide services to support the assets of Chevron’s Australasian strategic business unit.

WorleyParsons said on Thursday that the extension was awarded by Chevron Australia Pty Ltd.

Under the extension, WorleyParsons will continue to provide brownfield engineering services to support the onshore and offshore Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG assets and the Barrow and Thevenard Islands oil assets in Western Australia.

WorleyParsons has held the current contract for five years. According to the company, the extension is for a further two years with options for one additional two-year term and one additional one-year term.

The company added that the services would be executed from WorleyParsons’ West Australian office with support from other company offices.

Andrew Wood, chief executive officer of WorleyParsons, said: “We are proud that Chevron continues to choose WorleyParsons and we look forward to growing our relationship with Chevron.”

 

The assets

Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project is located on Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Western Australia. Gorgon comprises a three-train, 15.6 million tonnes per annum LNG facility and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to supply 300 terajoules of gas per day to Western Australia.

As for Wheatstone, the project is fed by gas from Wheatstone, Iago, Julimar, and Brunello offshore gas fields in Australia. The Wheatstone LNG project first started producing in October 2017. The first LNG cargo was delivered to JERA on November 12, 2017. Earlier this month, Woodside started LNG production from Wheatstone’s Train 2.

Thevenard Island is located approximately 22 kilometers off the coast of Onslow in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The TVI Asset includes onshore facilities on TVI as well as offshore facilities.

Barrow Island, apart from being home to Gorgon, is the center of Chevron’s Western Australia oil operations. Oil was first discovered on the island more than 50 years ago. Since the first discovery of oil in 1964 and production beginning in 1967, the Barrow Island oil field has yielded more than 327 million barrels of oil and delivered more than $1 billion in revenue to the Western Australian community.

The Barrow Island oil field lies beneath Barrow Island, some 60 kilometres off the northwest coast of Western Australia, about 88 kilometres north of Onslow in the Carnarvon Basin. According to Chevron, it is the largest oil field discovered in Western Australia.

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