Gorgon plant resumes production

The Chevron-operated Gorgon LNG Project has resumed production following a longer than expected shutdown.

A Chevron spokesman told LNG World News that production had resumed following a gas leak earlier this month forced the plant to be evacuated.

“LNG production has resumed at the Gorgon project following the safe restart of Train 1,” said the spokesman.

“Shipping activities are expected to recommence shortly.”

Chevron also confirmed that construction activities on Train 2 and 3 continue to progress, with their timing not being affected by the repair works on Train 1.

The Gorgon plant has been plagued by troubles since it shipped its first cargo on 21 March.

Mechanical issues with the propane refrigerant unit on Train-1 meant production was halted immediately following the first shipment.

The Gorgon Project will develop the Gorgon and Jansz-Io gas fields, located within the Greater Gorgon area, between 130 and 220 kilometres off the northwest coast of Western Australia.

The project is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (approximately 47 per cent), ExxonMobil (25 per cent), Shell (25 per cent), Osaka Gas (1.25 per cent), Tokyo Gas (1 per cent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 per cent).

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