Wood Group and Technip Oceania have completed the Chevron Australia-operated Gorgon project contract.

The companies formed the Gorgon upstream joint venture (GUJV) in 2005 to deliver front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for the project.

Gorgon is a JV of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (47.3%), ExxonMobil (25%), Shell (25%), Osaka Gas (1.25%), Tokyo Gas (1%) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417%).

Wood Group and Technip also provided detailed engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the project’s upstream facilities.

"This was a challenging deepwater project and we delivered a fully integrated offering with Technip."

Wood Group specialist technical solutions CEO Bob Macdonald said: “We are proud to have been part of one of the world’s largest natural gas projects from its early stages more than ten years ago.

“This was a challenging deepwater project and we delivered a fully integrated offering with Technip.”

The facilities have infrastructure to connect the deepwater Jansz-Io and Gorgon fields to the LNG plant, which is located on Barrow Island.

This included more than 800km of onshore and offshore steel pipe, as well as subsea installation. Subsea structures and pipes weighed a total of around 230,000t.

Technip Asia Pacific president Arnaud Pieton said: “We are delighted to have been involved with the Chevron Australia-operated Gorgon Project over the last 11 years.

“The integrated project management model was highly effective and worked exceptionally well due to our strong relationship and combined technical strengths with our joint venture partner Wood Group.”