Chevron working to resume full Gorgon LNG production after ‘mechanical fault’

Chevron Australia, a unit of US energy giant Chevron, is working to resume full production from its Gorgon LNG terminal in Western Australia following a “mechanical fault” which is affecting one LNG production train.

“The fault occurred about 3pm AWST on Tuesday, April 30 in a turbine,” a Chevron Australia spokesperson told LNG Prime on Friday.

The spokesperson said there were no injuries or impacts to personnel associated with the fault.

According to spokesperson, repair activities have started and are expected to “take a number of weeks”.

“Domestic gas and the remaining two LNG production trains at Gorgon are unaffected and are producing at full rates,” the spokesperson said.

“Relevant stakeholders have been notified and we will continue to keep them informed as we complete the repair work and safely resume full production,” the spokesperson added.

The Gorgon LNG plant located on Barrow Island has a production capacity of about 15.6 mtpa.

The Chevron-operated project is a joint venture of Chevron (47.3 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent), Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), MidOcean Energy (1 percent), and also JERA (0.417 percent).

Last year, the plant’s third train was offline during a big part of November due to an “electrical incident”.

Prior to that, Chevron and its workers at the Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG terminals agreed on new labor agreements following lengthy negotiations between Chevron and unions representing the workers.

The Wheatstone LNG plant near Onslow has a capacity of about 8.9 mtpa.

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