Gorgon LNG Terminal

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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • Gorgon is one of the world's largest LNG projects and the largest single resource project in Australia's history.
  • Gorgon comprises a three-train, 15.6 million tonnes per annum LNG facility and a domestic gas plant

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity:
  • Constructor:
    • **KBR:** Pre-FEED, FEED, and EPCM
    • **KBR-led JV with JGC, Clough and Hatch:** EPC
    • **CB&I:** Structural, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and commissioning support for the construction of three LNG trains (with a total capacity 15 million tonnes per annum), including associated utilities and a domestic gas processing and compression plant.
    • **Hyundai Heavy Industries:** Module Fabrication
    • **McDermott:** EPCI and commissioning of 72 pre-assembled racks and units (PARs, PAUs)
    • **GE** Supply of Three (3) Main Refrigerant Compression Trains and Six (6) Compression Trains for the carbon dioxide (C02) sequestration project
    • **Ausgroup:** Manufacture and supply of Shear Keys
  • Licensor: Air Products

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • The project was completed in 2016

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: The project is to be supplied by the Greater Gorgon gas fields, Gorgon Gas Field and Jansz-Io Gas Field
  • Customers:
    • Kyushu Electric will receive 0.3 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG from the Gorgon Project for up to 20 years beginning in 2015
    • JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation agreed to purchase of 300,000 tons per annum of the Gorgon LNG for 15 years from 2015. The LNG is for the Hachinohe LNG terminal
    • Osaka Gas Co. is to buy 1.5 mtpa
    • Petrochina is to buy 1 mta from Shell and 2.25 mta from Exxon
    • **SK LNG Trading:** 4.15 million tons of LNG over a five-year period


  • 2005 - Gorgon project FEED awarded
  • 2007 - Shell signs sales agreement with Petrochina for 1 million mtpa
  • 2009 - ExxonMobil and PetroChina Announce Gorgon LNG Supply Agreement for 2.25 mtpa
  • 2009 - ExxonMobil and Petronet Sign Gorgon LNG Supply Agreement for 1.5 mtpa
  • 2009 - Gorgon partners commemorated the start of construction of the AUD$43 billion Gorgon natural gas project with a special ground breaking ceremony
  • 2011 - JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation signs Sale and Purchase Agreement
  • 2011 - CB&I awarded US$2.3 billion construction contract
  • 2016 - First Cargo sold

Other Information

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  1. Ground Breaking Ceremony Marks Start of Gorgon Construction
  2. Gorgon LNG, Australia, KBR
  3. KBR Joint Venture Awarded Gorgon Project EPCM Contract
  4. McDermott Platform References
  5. JGC LNG Tank References
  6. LNG Terminals Using Air Products Technology
  7. Chevron and Kyushu Electric Sign LNG Deal
  8. Air Products Supplying Multiple LNG Heat Exchangers for Gorgon Project
  9. Signing of SPA with Chevron for the purchase of the Gorgon LNG
  10. Signing of Heads of Agreement with Chevron Australia for the Purchase of LNG
  11. CB&I Awarded Gorgon Project Contract
  12. GE Oil & Gas Awarded $400 Million Contract for Gorgon, One of the World’s Largest Natural Gas Projects
  13. Energy and Natural Resource Financing for Gorgon LNG Project in Australia
  14. Shell and PetroChina in long term supply deal for Gorgon LNG
  15. ExxonMobil and PetroChina Announce Gorgon LNG Supply Agreement
  16. ExxonMobil and Petronet Sign Gorgon LNG Supply Agreement
  17. Hyundai Heavy Wins US$2.06 billion Order for Gorgon Project in Australia
  18. AusGroup contract extended on the Gorgon Project
  19. Chevron and SK LNG Trading Sign Gorgon LNG Supply Agreement
  20. Chevron and ENN Sign Gorgon LNG Agreement
  21. First Chevron Gorgon LNG Cargo Departs for Japan