The Wheatstone Project is expected to deliver first LNG from LNG Train 1 mid-this year. As such, the focus of work on site has shifted from general construction to commissioning and start-up activities.
Chevron, lead contractor Bechtel and their subcontractors are working to carefully plan and execute a safe and efficient start-up of the Wheatstone LNG Plant.
The Wheatstone Project is a world-class asset delivering near-term production to Woodside's expanding LNG portfolio.
In April 2015, Woodside completed the acquisition of a 13% interest in the Wheatstone Project (excluding the Wheatstone and Iago fields) and a 65% interest in the Julimar Project.
Woodside's interest in the Wheatstone Project comprises the Wheatstone offshore platform, pipeline to shore and the onshore plant located near Onslow, in Western Australia's Pilbara region.
Upon completion, the onshore plant will include a two-train 8.9 mtpa (1.16 mtpa Woodside share) LNG development and a 200 TJ-a-day domestic gas plant. LNG and condensate will be exported and domestic gas will be transported via pipeline to the Dampier Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline.