LONDON and HOUSTON – Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. has awarded Baker Hughes, a GE company two contracts for the second development phase within the Greater Gorgon area offshore Australia.
The first contract is for the supply of subsea production systems (SPS), under a 15-year master service order (MSO), with a second contract for well completion equipment.
This next phase is the first to be executed under the terms of the MSO with BHGE, signed in March 2016. The SPS scope of supply includes 13 subsea production trees, two eight-slot manifolds, 13 MS-700 SFX fatigue-resistant wellheads and specialty connectors and pipes systems, and 16 Sem2K subsea control systems and associated equipment.
BHGE is also supplying well completion equipment and services under a separate five-year contract, including coring work, liner hangers, completions and wellbore cleanup technology.
In April 2018, Chevron Australia managing director Nigel Hearne said Gorgon Stage Two is part of the original development plan for Gorgon and includes the expansion of the subsea gas gathering network required to maintain long-term natural gas supply to the 15.6-MTPA LNG plant and domestic gas plant on Barrow Island.
This planned future development phase at the Gorgon natural gas facility involves new wells in the Gorgon and Jansz-Io fields, and accompanying offshore production pipelines and subsea structures.
The Greater Gorgon area lies between 130 and 220 km (81 and 137 mi) off the northwest coast of Western Australia.
The Gorgon project is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (operator with 47.3%), ExxonMobil (25%), Shell (25%), Osaka Gas (1.25%), Tokyo Gas (1%) and JERA (0.417%).