Technip and J P Kenny report that their Australian entities, Technip Oceania Pty
Ltd and J P Kenny Pty Ltd (Perth), in a 50/50 joint venture, have been
selected as the front end engineering and design (FEED) and
engineering, procurement, construction management (EPCM) contractor
with respect to the upstream facilities for the Greater Gorgon
development. The development is located approximately 70-140 km
offshore Western Australia at the North West Shelf in 220-1,300m water
depth and includes both the Gorgon and Jansz fields.
Those fields will supply gas to a 10 MTPA LNG facility on Barrow
Island, and to the domestic market in the mainland.
The joint venture has been issued with a letter of authorisation
(LOA) by the development's operator, Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, to
commence work on the project. Under the LOA, the joint venture will be
mobilised immediately to conduct technical studies and front end
planning. All work will be conducted from dedicated JV project offices
located in Perth, Western Australia.
The Greater Gorgon development, representing an US$11 billion
investment, involves a joint venture which includes Chevron, Shell and
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