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Chevron award contract for Gorgon

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A five year agreement to supply subsea equipment and support services for the part Chevron Australia Pty Ltd owned Gorgon Project has been awarded to GE oil and gas business VectoGray.

Chevron award contract for Gorgon

A five year agreement to supply subsea equipment and support services for the part Chevron Australia Pty Ltd owned Gorgon Project has been awarded to GE oil and gas business VectoGray.
The Gorgon Project, which is 50 per cent owned and operated by Chevron, includes the subsea development of the Greater Gorgon natural gas fields.
VectoGray will base a project team in Perth, while engineering of the subsea system will be carried out at its UK centres.

Full announcement below:

VetcoGray, a GE Oil & Gas business, has received an award for a
frame agreement covering a period of five (5) years to supply subsea equipment and support services
for the Gorgon Project.
The Gorgon Project includes the subsea development of the Greater Gorgon natural gas fields, located
about 130 kilometers (km) off the north-west coast of Western Australia and that have water depths of
200-to-1,300 meters and lie between 65 and 134 km from Barrow Island. The fields will be linked to a
three train, 15 million tons-per-year LNG facility, with provision for domestic gas production on Barrow
Island. Chevron Australia Pty Ltd of Perth is 50% owner and operator of the Gorgon Project in a joint
venture with the Australian subsidiaries of ExxonMobil and Shell.
VetcoGray is a leader in the supply of long offset subsea control systems to facilitate subsea-to-beach
field developments such as the Gorgon Project.
"We're extremely pleased that Chevron has selected our technology, which has been proven in LNG
applications worldwide, for this major Australian development," said Dave Tucker, chief operating
officer of VetcoGray. "The Gorgon Project offers a tremendous opportunity to expand our capabilities
to support commercialization of the significant gas resources located offshore north Western
Australia."
The scope of VetcoGray's contract includes the supply of manifolds, pipeline termination structures,
pipeline end terminations, trees with subsea control modules, wellheads, production control systems,
system integration testing, installation and operations support .
"Our capacity to provide a complete spectrum of reliable equipment and services was key to winning
the award," noted Tucker.
The VetcoGray project team will be based in Perth while engineering of the highly specialized subsea
systems will be carried out at VetcoGray's centers of excellence located in Aberdeen and Nailsea (UK);

Houston (USA); Billingstad (Norway); and Singapore. Manufacturing and sourcing will also take place
across several international locations, including potentially Australia. The schedule for the supply and
delivery of the equipment is to be developed.
"We look forward to establishing a dedicated local facility to help expand our service capabilities in
support of the installation and commissioning of the Gorgon Project, as well as for providing enhanced
field support to our installed base in the region," Tucker said.
While the Gorgon Project is the largest for VetcoGray to date in Australia, the company has previously
supplied equipment for the Blackback, Stybarrow and Montara projects in the region. In addition,
VetcoGray has worked with Chevron on several other projects worldwide, the most recent being the
Tombua Landana and Lobito Tomboco projects in Angola.
About VetcoGray
VetcoGray (www.geoilandgas.com/vetcogray) is a GE Oil & Gas business specializing in upstream
drilling, completion and production technology for the onshore, offshore and subsea oil and gas
industry. Its product offering includes specialty wellheads, trees, valves, connectors, controls and
related systems to meet the unique challenges of harsh environments with extreme pressure and
temperatures. VetcoGray's 5,500 professionals are part of the GE Oil & Gas team that has provided
advanced technology products and services for production, LNG, pipelines, storage, refinery and
petrochemicals for more than 100 years.

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