Chevron Corp. and Woodside Petroleum Ltd. are making good on their vision for shared infrastructure to stimulate stranded natural gas field development in Australia by rolling out plans for joint pipeline and gas processing initiatives in the northwestern part of the country.

Chevron Australia Managing Director Nigel Hearne told the WA Petroleum Day in Perth on Sept. 14 that the supermajor was targeting production from its wholly owned Clio Acme fields and intended to make use of existing infrastructure to achieve this.

About 3.5 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas has been identified in the Clio-Acme fields, which are part of Chevron’s greater Wheatstone area, and Hearne said the fields could supply about 50 LNG cargoes a year and 70 terajoules a day of gas to the West Australian domestic market.

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