Chevron announced the start of production of LNG at the Wheatstone project in Western Australia earlier this week. The first shipment will be dispatched in the coming weeks.
The project is located 12 km west of Onslow and processes natural gas from Wheatstone and Iago fields, both owned by Chevron. Wheatstone’s two-train LNG facility will supply 8.9 million tonnes a year of LNG for export to Asian customers at full capacity.
Chevron chairman and chief executive John Watson said “First LNG production is a significant milestone and is a credit to our partners, contractors and the many thousands of people who collaborated to deliver this legacy asset.”
The Wheatstone LNG facility is a joint venture between Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (64.14%), Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (13.4%), Woodside Petroleum Limited (13%), and Kyushu Electric Power Company (1.46%), together with PE Wheatstone Pty Ltd, part owned by JERA (8%). Chevron holds an 80.2% interest in the offshore licenses containing the Wheatstone and Iago fields.