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November 25, 2021updated 27 Apr 2022 11:58am

Greater Gorgon Conventional Gas Field, Australia

By Carmen

Greater Gorgon is a producing conventional gas field located in deepwater in Australia and is operated by Chevron Australia. The field is located in block WA-268-P, WA-37-L, and WA-38-L, with water depth of 4,333 feet.

Two expansion projects are associated with the Greater Gorgon conventional gas field, namely Gorgon Jansz-lo Compression Project and Gorgon Stage 2. The expansion projects are currently in the construction and commissioning stage, targeting start-up during 2022 – 2026.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Shell, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Osaka Gas, Tokyo Gas, Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings and Chubu Electric Power.


Production from Greater Gorgon

The Greater Gorgon conventional gas field recovered 16.08% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2021. The peak production was approximately 20 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate, 276 Mmcfd of natural gas and 2,051 Mmcfd of liquid natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2051. The field currently accounts for approximately 13% of the country’s daily output.


Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 3,775.28 Mmboe, comprised of 180.52 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate, 3,018.39 bcf of natural gas reserves and 18,550.08 bcf of liquid natural gas reserves. Greater Gorgon conventional gas field reserves accounts 1.29% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional gas fields globally.


Contractors involved in the Greater Gorgon conventional gas field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Greater Gorgon project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: ABB, Aker Solutions, John Wood Group and MAN Energy Solutions

Main EPC: Aker Solutions and John Wood Group

EPC Contractors: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

Other Contractors: A.P. Moller – Maersk, ABB, Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes and Blossomvale Holdings

About Chevron Australia

Chevron Australia Pty Ltd (Chevron Australia) an oil and gas exploration company which conducts developmental projects such as a liquefied natural gas and domestic gas joint ventures, and exploration program based on offshore interests. The company is headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Methodology

Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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