Gorgon Train 2 on restart path

Chevron and partners start process of bringing train back on line

US supermajor Chevron has begun the process of restarting liquefied natural gas production at Train 2 of its 15.6 million tonnes per annum Gorgon project in Australia.

“Restart activities are underway on Gorgon Train 2. We continue to produce LNG from trains 1 and 3 and load LNG cargoes,” according to a Chevron spokesperson.

Chevron in late March temporarily suspended production at Gorgon Train 2 to carry out maintenance intended to improve the train’s reliability.

Gorgon’s first train came into operation in March 2016 with Train 2 following some seven months later. Train 3, which also has a liquefaction capacity of 5.2 million tpa, started up a few weeks ago.

Total production capacity for the Gorgon project is 2.6 billion cubic feet of gas per day and 20,000 barrels per day of condensate.

However, total output last year averaged 348 million cubic feet per day and 3000 bpd of condensate.

Partners are Chevron on 47.3%, ExxonMobil and Shell on 25%, Osaka Gas on 1.25%, Tokyo Gas on 1% and JERA on 0.417%.