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 Stage 2 and Gorgon Jansz-lo Compression Project. The expansion projects are currently in the construction stage, targeting start-up during 2022 – 2025.
Field participation details
The field is owned by Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil, Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings and Chubu Electric Power.
Production from Greater Gorgon
The Greater Gorgon conventional gas field recovered 12.76% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected 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 12% of the country’s daily output.
Remaining recoverable reserves
The field is expected to recover 3,924.26 Mmboe, comprised of 187.83 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate, 3,119.2 bcf of natural gas reserves and 19,299.34 bcf of liquid natural gas reserves. Greater Gorgon conventional gas field reserves accounts 1.27% 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
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.
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