highlights of operations
Chevron Corporation’s global headquarters are located in San Ramon, California – we are the second-largest integrated energy company headquartered in the United States. Through our subsidiaries and affiliates, Chevron produces crude oil, natural gas and many other essential products.
With our business and social investments, we boost economies in the areas where we operate by creating jobs, improving livelihoods and supporting local businesses.
Our products are sold in the more than 7,800 Chevron® and Texaco® retail stations across the United States. We are also a major supplier of aviation fuel in the country.
Chevron’s four U.S. refineries have the combined capacity to process 932,000 barrels of oil per day.
Here are some other highlights of our U.S. operations:
- In 2018, Chevron was one of the largest hydrocarbon producers.
- In 2018, Chevron was one of the top producers of net oil-equivalent in California.
- Chevron is one of the largest net acreage leaseholders and producers in the Permian Basin.
- We are a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of lubricant and fuel oil additives.
- Chevron is a leading premium base oil producer.
- Our Chevron Shipping Co. operates a fleet of crude tankers, product carriers and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.
- Through our 50 percent ownership of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC and its affiliates, we’re one of the world’s leading producers of chemicals and plastics.
exploration and production
Using the latest technology, Chevron continues to make major discoveries in the United States while maintaining strong production in mature fields.
Chevron is one of the largest hydrocarbon producers in the United States. In 2018, we produced an average of 791,000 barrels of net oil-equivalent per day, 27 percent of the corporation’s worldwide total.
Our company’s major operations in the United States are primarily in the midcontinent region, the Gulf of Mexico, California and the Appalachian Basin.
At the end of 2018, Chevron was the second-largest leaseholder in the Gulf of Mexico.
Chevron operates crude oil and natural gas fields in the midcontinental United States – primarily in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. In 2018, the company’s net daily production in these areas averaged 198,000 barrels of crude oil, 651 million cubic feet of natural gas and 77,000 barrels of natural gas liquids (NGLs).
Chevron is among the largest net acreage leaseholders and producers in the Permian Basin of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico. Operations in the Permian date to 1920, and total net production has surpassed 5 billion barrels of oil-equivalent. The Permian is composed of several basins, including the liquids-rich Midland and Delaware basins, and it offers opportunities for conventional resources as well as for shale and other tight resources. In the Midland and Delaware basins, horizontal drilling and multistage hydraulic fracturing yield considerable incremental potential. In the Central Basin Platform, we are maintaining production of these conventional resources through well workovers, artificial-lift techniques, facility and equipment optimization, and enhanced recovery methods.
Chevron’s capital spending on exploration and development of the approximately 1.7 million net acres (6,880 sq km) of shale and other tight resources in the Midland and Delaware basins is focused on horizontal wells with multistage fracture stimulation.
Chevron has implemented a factory development strategy in the Permian Basin, which uses multiwell pads to drill a series of horizontal wells that are completed concurrently using hydraulic fracture stimulation. To increase performance, we also apply data analytics and technology.
The company has approximately 500,000 net acres (2,023 sq km) in the Midland Basin and approximately 1.2 million net acres (4,856 sq km) in the Delaware Basin.
Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
Chevron is one of the leading leaseholders in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, with a long history of technical achievement and operational safety.
Average net daily production in 2018 was 186,000 barrels of crude oil, 105 million cubic feet of natural gas and 13,000 barrels of NGLs, primarily from the Jack/St. Malo, Tahiti, Mad Dog, Tubular Bells, Blind Faith and Caesar/Tonga fields and the Perdido Regional Development.
The Jack and St. Malo fields in the Walker Ridge area – in a water depth of 7,000 feet (2,134 m) – are being jointly developed with a host floating production unit centrally located between the two fields. Chevron has a 50 percent interest in the Jack Field and a 51 percent interest in the St. Malo Field and operates both. Production from the development is linked to the market by the Jack/St. Malo oil and gas export pipelines. Total daily production in 2018 averaged 139,000 barrels of liquids (71,000 net) and 21 million cubic feet of natural gas (11 million net). By the end of 2018, four Stage 2 development wells were in production, and two of the three planned Stage 3 wells had been completed. Another well is planned in 2019.
Production from the Jack/St. Malo development has ramped up to a total daily rate of 155,000 barrels of crude oil and 39 million cubic feet of natural gas. Total potentially recoverable oil-equivalent resources are estimated to exceed 500 million barrels.
Also in Walker Ridge is the 60 percent-owned and operated Big Foot project. The facility is designed with a capacity of 75,000 barrels of crude oil and 25 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. First oil began flowing in November 2018, and we expect to continue ramping up production in 2019.
In 2018, net daily production at the 58 percent-owned and operated Tahiti Field averaged 51,000 barrels of crude oil, 22 million cubic feet of natural gas and 3,000 barrels of NGLs. Infill drilling continued in 2018, and we completed one well. The Tahiti Vertical Expansion Project is developing shallower reservoirs and four new wells, including the associated subsea infrastructure. We achieved first oil from three wells in June 2018 and expect the fourth well to come on line in second quarter 2019.
Chevron has a 15.6 percent nonoperated working interest in the Mad Dog Field, where net daily production in 2018 averaged 8,000 barrels of liquids and 1 million cubic feet of natural gas. Plans for the Mad Dog 2 Project call for a new floating production platform with a capacity of 140,000 barrels of crude oil per day. First oil is expected in 2021.
Stampede is a joint development of the Knotty Head and Pony fields, in Green Canyon. Chevron holds a 25 percent nonoperated working interest. The fields are in a water depth of 3,500 feet (1,067 m), with a reservoir depth of 30,000 feet (9,144 m). First oil was achieved in January 2018. For the year, total daily production averaged 16,000 barrels of crude oil (4,000 net) and 4 million cubic feet of natural gas (1 million net). Production is expected to continue to ramp up until early 2020.
The Anchor Field is in the Green Canyon area, approximately 140 miles (225 km) off the coast of Louisiana, in a water depth of approximately 5,000 feet (1,524 m). Chevron has a 61.3 percent interest in the Northern Unit blocks and a 55 percent working interest in the Southern Unit blocks. In 2018, the Chevron-operated Anchor Unit was expanded to include acreage in two additional blocks. Front-end engineering and design work began in 2018. Stage 1 consists of a seven-well subsea development and a semi-submersible floating production unit. Facility capacity is designed for 75,000 barrels of crude oil and 28 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.
In January 2018, Chevron announced a significant crude oil discovery at the 60 percent-owned and operated Ballymore Field in the Mississippi Canyon area, about 75 miles (120 km) off the coast of Louisiana. The first appraisal well was completed in January 2019, and the results are being studied.
Chevron has a 40 percent nonoperated interest in the Whale discovery in the Perdido area. Appraisal and sidetrack wells were completed in March 2018, and results are being assessed.
During 2018 and early 2019, the company participated in five deepwater wells – three exploration and two appraisal. In early 2019, we began drilling one exploration and one appraisal well.
In 2018, Chevron added 29 new deepwater leases through lease sales and another lease through an asset swap.
In 2018, Chevron was one of the largest net daily oil-equivalent producers in California, with 142,000 barrels per day, composed of 138,000 barrels of crude oil, 25 million cubic feet of natural gas and 400 barrels of NGLs.
Most of the production is from Chevron-operated leases that are part of three major crude oil fields in the San Joaquin Valley – Kern River, Midway Sunset and Cymric. We also operate and hold interests in the McKittrick, San Ardo, Coalinga and Lost Hills fields. Our expertise in steamflood operations – which makes the oil flow more easily – has resulted in a crude oil recovery rate at the Kern River Field of more than 60 percent.
Chevron continues to leverage leading-edge heat management capabilities in the recovery of these hydrocarbons, with emphasis on improved energy efficiency through new technology and processes. At Lost Hills, we are working on a project to supply solar power to the field.
The company is a significant leaseholder in the Marcellus and Utica shales, primarily located in southwestern Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and the West Virginia panhandle. In 2018, the company’s net daily production in these areas averaged 240 million cubic feet of natural gas, 4,000 barrels of NGLs and 1,000 barrels of condensate.
Chevron has approximately 428,000 net acres (1,732 sq km) in the Marcellus Shale. During 2018, the company participated in 14 nonoperated wells. Development is planned to proceed at an optimal pace to achieve efficient factory execution that delivers enhanced well performance and cost effectiveness.
In the Utica Shale, Chevron has approximately 462,000 net acres (1,870 sq km). In 2018, an exploratory well was drilled to acquire data necessary for potential future development.
Our subsidiary Chevron Pipe Line Company transports crude oil, refined petroleum products, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas, NGLs and chemicals within the United States. In addition, Chevron operates pipelines for its 50 percent-owned Chevron Phillips Chemical affiliate. The company also has direct and indirect interests in other U.S. and international pipelines.
In the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Chevron completed and commissioned a 136-mile (219-km), 24-inch (61-cm) crude oil pipeline from the Jack/St. Malo deepwater production facility to a platform in Green Canyon Block 19 on the U.S. Gulf of Mexico shelf, where there is a connection to pipelines that deliver crude oil to Texas and Louisiana.
Chevron Shipping Company LLC is based in San Ramon, California.
Our fleet uses a combination of single-voyage charters, short- and medium-term charters, and company-owned and bareboat-chartered vessels. Our fleet includes both U.S.- and foreign-flagged vessels. The U.S.-flagged vessels transport refined products, primarily in the coastal waters of the United States. The foreign-flagged vessels primarily transport crude oil, LNG, refined products and feedstocks to and from various locations worldwide. Supporting the company’s growing LNG portfolio, all six of our new LNG carriers are now in service. The final two were delivered in 2017. Chevron also owns a one-sixth interest in each of seven LNG carriers that transport cargoes for the North West Shelf Venture in Australia.
Our subsidiary Chevron Power and Energy Management Company manages Chevron’s interest in our gas-fired and renewable power generation assets and provides comprehensive commercial, engineering and operational support services to improve the power reliability and energy efficiency of Chevron operations worldwide.
Gas-fired cogeneration facilities produce electricity and steam and use recovered waste heat to support enhanced oil recovery operations.
Our renewable operations consist of wind, geothermal and solar assets, including interests in geothermal and solar joint ventures in Arizona, California and Texas.
marketing and retail
Chevron manufactures and sells a range of high-quality refined products, including gasoline, diesel, marine and aviation fuels, premium base oil, finished lubricants, and fuel oil additives. We own four U.S. fuel refineries and have a network of Chevron® and Texaco® service stations.
Chevron has a crude refining capacity in the United States of 932,000 barrels per day. Refineries are in Richmond and El Segundo, California; North Salt Lake, Utah; and Pascagoula, Mississippi.
We continued to improve our refineries’ flexibility and their ability to process lower-cost crude oil. At the Richmond Refinery, the company is continuing construction work on a modernization project, which is replacing some of the refinery’s processing equipment with more modern technology that is designed to meet or exceed the nation’s toughest applicable environmental and safety standards. Richmond’s new hydrogen plant started up in November 2018, and full operation is expected in 2019. At the North Salt Lake Refinery, construction continued in 2018 on the alkylation retrofit project, and more than 100 process modules are expected to arrive over the next several months. Project startup is anticipated in 2020.
In January 2019, the company signed an agreement to acquire a refinery located in Pasadena, Texas.
Chevron became a leader in premium base oil production with the startup of the lubricant base-oil facility at the Pascagoula Refinery in 2014. We have another base oil plant at the Richmond Refinery
Chevron’s fuel marketing efforts are managed by our Americas Products organization. Chevron has a network of more than 7,800 Chevron® and Texaco® service stations in the United States.
The Chevron and Texaco brands, both of which contain our Techron® gasoline additive, are well known to consumers. Chevron’s award-winning joint venture, ExtraMile® Convenience Stores LLC, is the franchisor for more than 829 franchised ExtraMile stores in the western states.
We are among the leading suppliers of jet and aviation fuels to commercial airlines, resellers and the military. Chevron markets aviation fuel at airports and terminals in the United States and also supplies, through resellers, many general aviation locations.
Chevron sells finished lubricants to commercial, industrial and retail customers nationwide. Our U.S. line of lubricant and coolant products includes our well-known Chevron Havoline® and Chevron Delo® motor oils.
The 25,000-barrel-per-day premium base oil facility at our Pascagoula Refinery began operation in July 2014. The $1.4 billion project made Chevron a leading producer of premium base oils.
supply and trading
Chevron’s Supply and Trading organization provides a critical link between Chevron’s Upstream and Downstream operations. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with additional trading hubs in London, Singapore and San Ramon, California, it provides commercial support for crude oil and natural gas production operations and our refining and marketing network. The organization manages daily commodity transactions averaging 5 million barrels of liquids and 5 billion cubic feet of gas.
The Crude Supply and Trading group buys, sells and transports all major grades of crude oil and secures the best prices for selling Chevron’s Upstream production and for purchasing crudes used by our refineries.
The Product Supply and Trading group manages global supply, trading and logistics for feedstocks, fuels, and refined products like gasoline, naphtha, diesel, jet fuel, heavy fuels, biofuels, coke, sulfur, ammonia, asphalt and other products for the manufacturing and marketing network.
The Gas Supply and Trading (GSAT) group helps maximize the value of Chevron’s equity natural gas, LPG, NGLs and LNG globally. GSAT markets and manages transportation for Chevron’s equity natural gas production. It also manages all LPG and NGL trading, including supplying refineries and marketing NGLs produced by Chevron’s refineries and Upstream assets.
Chevron is one of the world’s top producers of commodity petrochemicals, through the 50 percent-owned joint venture Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC. Based in The Woodlands, Texas, Chevron Phillips Chemical manufactures building-block chemicals – olefins, polyolefins, aromatics, styrenics and specialty chemicals – used to make consumer and industrial products.
In March 2018, as part of the U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project, Chevron Phillips Chemical began operations at a new ethane cracker at its plant in Cedar Bayou, Texas. In the second quarter, the facility reached its annual design capacity of 1.5 million metric tons of ethylene. The project capitalizes on advantaged feedstock sourced from shale resource development in North America.
Oronite, a Chevron subsidiary headquartered in San Ramon, California, develops and manufactures fuel and lubricant additives and chemicals designed to enhance the performance of all types of transportation and industrial equipment. Additional facilities in the United States include:
- a technology center, in Richmond, California.
- a manufacturing plant, in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.
- the sales headquarters for the Americas region in Houston, Texas.
Chevron has three technology companies that support the company’s businesses. The work that these companies do is integrated across Chevron. The groundbreaking technologies we are developing – many in the United States – are deployed throughout the company.
In the Permian Basin, Chevron deploys its proprietary technologies in exploration, resource characterization, well drilling and completion in operations at the company’s extensive unconventional resources. We developed proprietary modeling tools that use machine learning and artificial intelligence to optimize well spacing and completion design, leading to lower development costs. Our drilling assembly technology optimizes bit life and penetration rates using advanced modeling and analysis.
In the Gulf of Mexico, Chevron is using innovation and technology to increase production. In 2018, we upgraded the Jack and St. Malo seafloor boosting pumps, increasing production by approximately 20,000 barrels of crude oil per day. And we awarded contracts in 2018 for the design, construction and operation of a new offshore drilling unit capable of handling pressures of 20,000 psi for use in the Anchor Field.
Our manufacturing sites are applying technology to improve reliability, increase asset productivity and optimize plant performance. We are leveraging advanced digital technologies that employ wireless connectivity, sensors, plant and process data analytics, and mobile worker solutions to improve safety, enhance equipment monitoring and reduce maintenance costs.
Focusing on the future of energy, Chevron continues to invest in breakthrough technologies by searching out new business solutions and innovative approaches. In 2018, we managed more than $350 million in venture capital investments and introduced or deployed more than 20 new technologies across the company. Chevron also launched the Future Energy Fund with an initial $100 million commitment targeted at reducing emissions. Among our investments are ChargePoint, an electric vehicle charging technology scaled for ﬂeets and Natron Energy, a company developing stationary energy storage systems at electric vehicle charging stations.
in the community
Wherever Chevron operates, the company strives to build lasting relationships to create prosperity now and for decades to come. We contribute to the economic and social well-being of the communities where we operate by creating jobs, supporting local businesses and training the workforce of the future.
investing in education
Over the past three years, Chevron has invested more than $170 million in education partnerships and programs in the United States. We work with education organizations, government officials, nonprofit organizations and community leaders to create and strengthen education opportunities and offer career and technical training for students and workers. We invest in partnerships at every stage—from early education through employment—all with a special focus on cultivating programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Chevron supports a broad range of programs across the United States:
- Chevron partners with the Fab Foundation to bring Fab Labs – fabrication laboratories – to areas where Chevron operates. The Fab Foundation provides access to tools and technology to educate, innovate and invent. The first Chevron-sponsored Fab Lab opened in 2014 at California State University, Bakersfield. Since then, Fab Labs have been added in Richmond, California; Pittsburgh and Grindstone, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C. In 2017, Chevron partnered with Odessa College to open Fab Lab Permian Basin. The on-campus facility is the first Chevron-sponsored Fab Lab in Texas. Fab Labs are open both to students and to the community.
- Chevron supports Project SEED as part of our commitment to preparing students for careers in engineering, research and technology. This nine-week internship offers high school students in Richmond the chance to learn about science by working in a laboratory setting, which includes the labs at our Chevron Richmond Technology Center campus.
- With Chevron’s help, Project Lead the Way (PLTW) has brought rigorous, project-based engineering curricula to 40,000 students in more than 100 schools in California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and West Virginia. Chevron was the first corporation to support PLTW’s National Grow Campaign, with a $6 million pledge in 2013.
- Fuel Your School is an innovative collaboration with DonorsChoose.org that makes it easy for people to help public school teachers obtain classroom resources.
- The mission of Techbridge is to inspire girls to discover a passion for technology, science and engineering through hands-on learning. Techbridge empowers the next generation of female innovators and leaders.
- Chevron supports the Robotics Academy, the Summer Robotics Camp and the Aquatic Robotics Summer Camp. These Gulf Coast programs give students the opportunity to build working robots while honing their STEM skills.
- Chevron is a sponsor of the Richmond High School Robotics Program. Students in the program learn critical life and work-related skills by working side by side with professionals who mentor the students through the process of building a robot for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition.
- JASON Learning is a national nonprofit program that inspires students to pursue careers in STEM fields through award-winning curricula developed with the National Geographic Society and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Chevron funds the project in 10 Houston-area school districts, where more than 1,000 teachers have received professional development training. More than 135,000 students participate in the program.
- In 2014, Chevron invested more than $4.7 million to support STEM programs and job-training initiatives as part of the Appalachia Partnership Initiative in the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale operating areas of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Programs include the Carnegie Science Center’s Chevron STEM Center, PLTW, Fab Labs for K–12 students and ShaleNET. We also support Service to Opportunity programs focused on preparing residents and veterans for energy and manufacturing jobs in the region.
improving career and technical training
Chevron supports career and technical training programs that provide a foundation for long-term economic development.
In partnership with Casa de Amigos, Chevron supports the Take2 job skills program in the Permian Basin. The program helps equip low-income women and men with the skills to obtain high-paying jobs. In 2016, the program offered training to 184 people.
Among several Gulf Coast initiatives, Chevron partnered with GNO, Inc., and Delgado Community College to use the annual Technical Skills Expo to introduce more than 800 high school students to industry opportunities, career pathways and training available at their schools. Chevron also helped create curricula for workforce development programs at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Since those programs began, our Pascagoula Refinery has hired 134 graduates.
Chevron funds the Contra Costa County Office of Education’s Regional Occupational Program (ROP). This program offers courses that provide free job training and equip residents with the skills to compete for well-paying jobs, including technical jobs at the Richmond Refinery. ROP courses help students develop strong communication skills, strengthen their analytical skills, and learn how to work productively, both independently and as part of a team.
For more than a dozen years, our Richmond Refinery has supported RichmondBUILD, a pre-apprenticeship program focused on developing talent and skill in the high-growth, high-wage construction and renewable energy fields. All RichmondBUILD participants come from low-income households in the local community and graduate with an industry-recognized certificate.Our Salt Lake Refinery teams with the Utah Office of Energy Development to award scholarships to high school students who plan to enroll in-state at technical colleges to pursue trade careers of importance to the oil and gas industry.
record of achievement
Chevron’s story dates back to an 1876 oil discovery at Pico Canyon in the Santa Susana Mountains, north of Los Angeles. The find led to the 1879 formation of Chevron’s earliest predecessor, the Pacific Coast Oil Co.
Another part of our history begins with the 1901 founding of The Texas Fuel Co. (later Texaco) and its historic oil discovery two years later at Sour Lake, Texas. These companies and other members of the Chevron family have been instrumental in transforming the oil business into today’s global energy industry.
Throughout the 20th century, Chevron and Texaco experienced dynamic growth in the United States and internationally. In 1984, Standard Oil Co. of California, Chevron’s immediate predecessor, acquired Gulf Corporation in a $13.3 billion merger. At the time, it was the largest acquisition in corporate history. That same year, Texaco purchased Getty Oil and gained 1.9 billion barrels in proved reserves of crude oil and 2.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves.
Chevron and Texaco formed a number of partnerships, most notably Caltex Corp. in 1936. The 2001 merger of Chevron and Texaco was a natural outgrowth of a successful history of teamwork. In 2005, Chevron acquired Unocal Corp. In 2011, we acquired Atlas Energy, Inc., which added natural gas resources and shale acreage, primarily in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern Michigan.
health and safety
Chevron continues to demonstrate its commitment to advancing health initiatives, protecting the environment and promoting safety. We use our Operational Excellence Management System to systematically drive continuous improvement throughout our organization.
We are instituting a standard Contractor Health and Safety Management process across the company to help ensure that workers can do their jobs without risk to themselves, others or the environment and to help contract workers be aware of the safe work practices that apply to the work they are doing. For example, our San Joaquin Valley Upstream business unit works with key contractors to raise their awareness about safeguards to prevent and mitigate incidents.
Chevron was selected as the Best of the Best among the 2014 IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Award winners based on our innovative use of information systems to achieve environmental, health, safety and sustainability business goals.
In addition, our Piceance Basin operation, in northwestern Colorado, has initiated a multiyear research study of wildlife and habitat conducted by Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources.
In 2015, the Center for Offshore Safety awarded Chevron North America Exploration and Production its Safety Leadership Award in recognition of the Greater Gulf of Mexico’s Field Competency Program. Chevron was the only operator to receive the award, which recognizes outstanding contributions by an operator to improving safety management and sharing that knowledge with the industry.
In 2016, the American Petroleum Institute honored Chevron Pipe Line Company with the Distinguished Safety and Environmental Award for large operators, the organization’s highest safety and environmental performance award for pipeline operators.
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