Chevron's Gorgon project starts storing CO2

Aug 09 2019


Chevron Australia and the Gorgon Joint Venture participants have started the carbon dioxide injection system at the Gorgon natural gas facility on Barrow Island, off the northwest coast of Western Australia.

Once fully operational, the carbon dioxide injection facility will reduce Gorgon’s greenhouse gas emissions by about 40 percent, or more than 100 million tonnes over the life of the injection project.

Chevron Australia managing director Al Williams said, “We are pleased to reach the first milestone of safely starting the operation of the Gorgon carbon dioxide injection system, one of the world’s largest greenhouse gas mitigation projects ever undertaken by industry."

“This achievement is the result of strong collaboration across industry and governments and supports our objective of providing affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy essential to our modern lives." 

The Chevron-operated Gorgon Project is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (47.3 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent), Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (1 percent) and JERA (0.417 percent).

The Australian Government has contributed $60 million towards the capital cost of the Carbon Dioxide Injection Project as part of the Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund.

Williams added, “We are monitoring system performance and plan to safely ramp up injection volumes over the coming months as we bring online processing facilities.”

 

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