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 has 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.
wheatstone by the numbers
7.4 miles west of onslow
8.9 million metric tons
140 miles of pipeline
the pipeline weighs 340,000 metric tons
about 320,000 cubic meters of concrete
wheatstone LNG trains 1 and 2
chevron wheatstone overview
Wheatstone is 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 Chevron-led Wheatstone Project, as Australia’s first LNG hub concept, is an example of what’s possible.”
President, Chevron Eurasia Pacific Exploration and Production Company
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.
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. Through partnership, collaboration and a shared vision, Chevron and the local community are working together to make sure Onslow remains a vibrant and sustainable regional community for decades to come.
investing in an active community
These projects aim to upgrade health and education