Australia’s first natural gas hub
The Wheatstone Project is one of Australia’s largest resource developments. To date, it has awarded billions of dollars in contracts for materials and services, including many contracts awarded to Australian companies. It will have an onshore facility located at the Ashburton North Strategic Industrial Area, 7.4 miles (12 km) west of Onslow in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The foundation project includes two liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million metric tons per annum and a domestic gas plant. In conjunction with the Gorgon Project, it reinforces our position as a leading natural gas supplier and LNG operator in the Asia-Pacific region. We anticipate first LNG cargo by mid-2017.
wheatstone LNG trains 1 and 2
chevron wheatstone overview
Wheatstone is set to become one of Australia’s largest resource projects—providing greater security of supply as well as significant economic benefits, such as employment, government revenue and local business opportunities.
“The Wheatstone Project represents Australia’s first natural gas infrastructure hub that has attracted third-party natural gas. This unique project is a game changer for the industry, enabling the future development of Chevron’s vast natural gas resources as well as third-party natural gas located offshore Western Australia.”
Former Managing Director, Chevron Australia
The Wheatstone platform is the largest offshore gas-processing platform ever installed in Australia, with a topside weight of about 37,000 metric tons, and the largest float-over installation Chevron has ever delivered globally.
We’re buying local—from site construction contracts to sourcing of goods and services. Since 2011, we have awarded more than 300* contracts to Australian companies. Beyond our AU$11 billion commitment to Australian goods and services, we’re empowering local businesses to be competitive in the industry. We developed a program that brings together three key economic development providers to guide Pilbara-based small businesses on contracting standards and best practices. This type of collaborative concept is an Australian first.
In addition to Wheatstone, the projects Chevron has invested in and its other activities in Australia are expected to deliver significant long-term direct and indirect economic benefits to the Australian economy.
benefits from the wheatstone project*
thousand direct and indirect local jobs created
powering local homes
million households supplied with electricity**
growing the economy
billion forecasted addition to Australia's GDP
*2015 ACIL Allen Report. All economic forecasts are based on the period 2009 to 2040 and are based on indicative estimates as of January 2015.
**At full capacity by Wheatstone domgas.
in the community
investing in our communities
With more than 60 years of exploration and production in Western Australia, we’re committed to bringing lasting benefits to our neighbors, friends and families here.
Together with the Western Australian government, we’re making significant investments in and around Onslow. Our partnerships with local communities focus on five key areas—health, education, environment, economic development and sense of community. We currently partner with and support more than 35 community programs in Western Australia.
investing in an active community
Through a partnership with the Swan Districts Football Club, we hope to encourage Onslow students to stay engaged in their education.
Already, more than AU$250 million has been committed to social and critical infrastructure projects.
These projects aim to upgrade health and education
The Wheatstone Project is a joint venture between Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (64.14 percent), Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) (13.4 percent), Woodside Petroleum Limited (13 percent), and Kyushu Electric Power Company (1.46 percent), together with PE Wheatstone Pty Ltd, part owned by JERA (8 percent).