Chevron has achieved first gas for one of the largest onshore gas projects in China.
The oil major achieved the milestone for its Chuandongbei Project in country’s southwest region.
The scheme covers 800 square kilometers in Sichuan Province and the Chongqing Municipality.
Melody Meyer, president of Chevron Asia Pacific exploration and production company, said: “First gas at Chuandongbei represents the next step in our energy partnership with China. Chevron has worked closely with China National Petroleum Corporation and the Chinese government at all levels to develop the project safely and reliably. The project has provided jobs and business opportunities for the local community, and will continue to contribute to the regional economy for decades.”
The start-up of the first train will be followed by two others in the coming months. The trio have a design outlet capacity of 258 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.
The Chuandongbei Project is estimated to contain potentially recoverable natural gas resources of 3 trillion cubic feet.