Chevron LNG JV awards contract

Offshore Marine Services Alliance secured a $350 million (Aus.) contract to supply marine vessels and labor to the Chevron Australia-led Gorgon-Jansz LNG project off Western Australia.

Rick Wilkinson
OGJ Correspondent

MELBOURNE, May 19 -- Offshore Marine Services Alliance (OMSA), a joint venture of Skilled Group, Perth, Ezion Holdings, Singapore, and Pacific Basin Shipping, Hong Kong, secured a $350 million (Aus.) contract to supply marine vessels and labor to the Chevron Australia-led Gorgon-Jansz LNG project off Western Australia.

The contract is for a minimum 3 years beginning in the third quarter.

The Gorgon-Jansz development proposal involves linking two offshore gas fields by subsea pipelines to Barrow Island where a three-train LNG plant will be built with a total capacity of 15 million tonnes/year.

The plans also include a 300 terajoule/day domestic gas plant and a pipeline to the Western Australian mainland as well as a carbon dioxide geosequestration plant capable of separating the carbon dioxide content from Gorgon flow and pumping it down into deep formations below the island.

The project joint venturers are Chevron with 50%, and ExxonMobil and Shell, 25% each.

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