Contract let for Gorgon development in Western Australia

The Chevron Australia-led joint venture developing Gorgon-Jansz-Io fields in Western Australia let a $400 million contract for the supply of LNG technology to US energy group GE Oil & Gas.

Rick Wilkinson
OGJ Correspondent

MELBOURNE, Oct. 26 -- The Chevron Australia-led joint venture developing Gorgon-Jansz-Io fields in Western Australia let a $400 million contract for the supply of LNG technology to US energy group GE Oil & Gas.

GEOG will supply three compressions trains for LNG production and six compression trains for the proposed carbon dioxide sequestration part of the project.

This will be the world’s largest carbon dioxide geosequestration project as it will inject four times more CO2 than any other.

All the compression trains will be manufactured and tested in Florence and Massa, Italy, before shipment to Australia in 2011 and 2012.

This is the second contract for GEOG at Gorgon. Last year the company’s drilling and production arm was awarded a 5-year frame agreement to supply subsea equipment and support services for the project.

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