Chevron continues repairs on Gorgon LNG Train 2
PERTH, Western Australia, 3 September 2020 – Chevron Australia Pty Ltd today advised additional time would be taken to complete repairs of propane heat exchangers on LNG Train 2 at the Gorgon plant site on Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Western Australia.
Chevron expects the repairs to the heat exchangers, where weld quality issues were discovered during scheduled maintenance in July 2020, to be complete and to restart production at Train 2 next month.
Following our ongoing technical work, we are further refining our approach and have decided some welds in targeted areas will require additional work.
We have discussed our plans with the regulator and will maintain alignment on its requirements for inspections and repairs on the Gorgon heat exchangers and the sequencing of work on Gorgon Trains 1 and 3.
Insights gained from the Train 2 repairs will contribute to more efficient inspections and potential repairs on Trains 1 and 3.
Chevron and the regulator share the same goal of maintaining the safety of our workforce and operating facilities.
We continue to provide natural gas to the Western Australian domestic market and LNG to customers under our contractual commitments.
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies and through its Australian subsidiaries, has been present in Australia for more than 60 years. With the ingenuity and commitment of thousands of workers, Chevron Australia operates the Gorgon and Wheatstone natural gas facilities; manages its equal one-sixth interest in the North West Shelf Venture; operates Australia’s largest onshore oilfield on Barrow Island; and is a significant investor in exploration.
Contact: Cam Van Ast, +61 (0) 439 022 658 (Perth)
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