Chevron- Wheatstone Project

Chevron- Wheatstone Project

Wheatstone is a Chevron operated natural gas field about 200 kilometres north of Onslow in Western Australia. Its gas fields in the Carnarvon Basin will form the foundation for the Wheatstone Project.

Wheatstone will bring enormous economic benefits to Australia:
The project will create about 6,500 direct and indirect jobs at the construction peak.
Wheatstone will also create about $17 billion in local content spending over the project’s life.

The Wheatstone gas fields are located about 200km (124 miles) north of Onslow off Western Australia’s Pilbara coast.

In December 2008, Chevron selected a preferred site at Ashburton North – 12 kilometres west of Onslow on the Pilbara coast of Western Australia as the location for the LNG and domestic gas plant.

Chevron selected the Ashburton North site after a 12 month study and extensive community consultation to find the location most suitable from environmental, community, social impact and engineering aspects.

Upstream Scope
Wheatstone gas field reservoirs subsea development (200 m) to shallow water platform (80 m)
220 km trunkline to Ashburton North
2000 MMSCFD design capacity
Downstream Scope
Greenfield 2 X 4.45 MTPA LNG trains & offplots
200 Tj/d domestic gas plant
Chevron has approval to accommodate up to 25 MTPA LNG capacity plus domestic gas plant


In partnership with the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce (CCIWA) and the Industry Capability Network (ICNWA) a recent Wheatstone vendor briefing was held in Perth.

More than 1100 people attended the event – setting a new record for attendance at a Chevron-supplier briefing.

Minister for Commerce; Science & Innovation; and Housing, Bill Marmion, officially opened the milestone event which was also attended by other senior government officials, Joint Venture Participants, representatives of the Shire of Ashburton and the Thalanyji.

Potential suppliers were given an up-date on the project and some of the opportunities it would provide.

Project Details
Location : Western Australia
Project Manager : Chris Miller, Project Director
Project Owner : Chevron (operator), Apache, TEPCO, KUFPEC, Shell and Kyushu Electric Power Company
Constructor : Onshore Plant: Bechtel
Offshore Platform: DSME
Construction Period : 2011 – 2016
Project Value : AU$29 billion
Project Status : Execution

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