PROJECT STATUS UPDATE
The Gorgon Project is in its third year of construction. First gas is planned for 2014.
On September 14, 2009, Chevron Australia and its Foundation Participants, ExxonMobil and Shell announced a Final Investment Decision on the Gorgon Project.
The Final Investment Decision followed the grant of production licences and final State development approval.
In August 2009 the Gorgon Project also completed its environmental assessment process when the State and Federal governments approved the revised and expanded Project scope.
The environmental approvals were the result of six years of preparation, including the research and contributions of numerous independent experts and extensive community consultation.
The rigorous and thorough assessment process has resulted in stringent conditions that reflect the Gorgon Joint Venture Participants’ commitment to safeguarding Barrow Island’s conservation values.
They also reflect the experience that Project operator Chevron has gained from operating Australia’s largest and oldest onshore oilfield on Barrow Island for more than 40 years.
The Project's partnership with the Industry Capability Network of WA (ICNWA) continues to deliver as many opportunities as possible for Australian industry to work on Gorgon.
A large number of successful suppliers has now been listed. Opportunities continue to be listed, especially under Gorgon Operations as well as sub supply opportunities by successful Gorgon contractors.
Potential vendors, contractors and sub-suppliers are encouraged to continue to register and pursue opportunities for the Project.
For queries relating to procurement and contracting opportunities listed please contact the Project directly:
- Kellogg Joint Venture Gorgon - Downstream (+61 8) 9278 4300
- Gorgon Upstream Joint Venture – Upstream (+61 8) 9413 6500
- Chevron Australian Industry Participation – Bill Sashegyi (+61 8) 9485 5278
- Industry Capability Network of Western Australia – (+61 8) 9365 7623
The Gorgon Project is Australia’s single biggest resource project with an estimated resource base of more than 40 trillion cubic feet of gas and a nominal development life of at least 40 years.
The Gorgon Project is building a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production facility on Barrow Island, 70kms off the Pilbara coast of Western Australia.
The Gorgon Project is operated by Chevron. It is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (approximately 47 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent), Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (one percent) and Chubu Electric Power Company (0.417 percent).
Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell are leading companies in the global oil and gas industry with proven technical and management skills for safe, efficient and environmentally responsible development.
During construction, the Project is expected to commit about $20 billion to the Australian industry, creating about 10,000 direct and indirect jobs at peak construction.
The Project’s downstream EPCm contractor is Kellogg Joint Venture (KJV), an unincorporated joint venture between KBR, JGC Corporation, Hatch and Clough.
The upstream EPCm contractor is Gorgon Upstream Joint Venture (GUJV) a 50/50 joint venture between Technip and JP Kenny.
The Gorgon Project is based on:
- Development of the Greater Gorgon gas fields involving subsea pipelines to Barrow Island;
- A gas processing facility on Barrow Island consisting of three, 5 million tonne per annum LNG trains and a domestic gas phase with capacity of 300 terajoules per day;
- LNG shipping facilities to transport products to international markets;
- Greenhouse gas management via injection of carbon dioxide into deep formations beneath Barrow Island.
GORGON PROJECT INDUSTRY BRIEFINGS
The Gorgon Project held an industry briefing in Karratha on 5 February 2009 to engage the regional business community and explain the local opportunities available on the Gorgon Project. The presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:
The Gorgon Project held a major industry briefing in Perth on 27 November 2008.The two presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:
INDUSTRY CAPABILITY NETWORK
To find suppliers located anywhere in Australia please contact ICNWA. As an additional resource, you may also wish to refer to a register of suppliers located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia - to access CLICK HERE.
BENEFITS OF PROJECTCONNECT FOR THE GORGON PROJECT
ProjectConnect provides suppliers and contractors with an understanding of the Gorgon Project work scopes that are soon to be tendered or are already out to bid. PDFs attached to the Gorgon Project packages provide information on the scope of work involved and may assist suppliers and contractors to better position themselves for work at the first tier (full package) or lower tier (components of package) levels.
Companies registered under Gorgon General Registrations will be advised on Project progress via the regular Project electronic newsletter.
Gorgon Project information and work packages on ProjectConnect are maintained by Gorgon contracts and procurement personnel. These personnel are able to access the specific package registrations and company profiles to assist in the identification of potential suitable Australian companies for invitation to prequalify.
The first tier registrations on the specific packages are reviewed by Industry Capability Network Western Australia (ICNWA), together with information from other sources of industry capability, in providing advice directly to the Gorgon Project team on potential Australian suppliers and contractors.
Bidders and successful contractors for Gorgon Project work packages are also encouraged to utilise ICNWA to obtain similar advice on potential Australian sub contractors and suppliers. ICNWA reviews the components of package registrations (again in conjunction with other sources) in providing that advice.
Upon award of a contract, the name and contact details of the successful contractor are published on ProjectConnect to further facilitate contact with Australian industry. Companies registered on ProjectConnect at the part package level are automatically sent this information about the package for which they have registered. The successful contractor may also be given access to the components of package registrations for their work package.
How to register your company’s capabilities on ProjectConnect CLICK HERE
Australian Industry Participation in the Gorgon Project CLICK HERE
Industry Capability Network of Western Australia CLICK HERE
To help us assist the Gorgon Project, companies involved in metal fabrication are also invited to list their capabilities on the Australian Metals Fabrication Directory. Click Here to register.