Wheatstone LNG

Wheatstone liquefied natural gas project, Australia

Operations readiness support for a mega LNG project

Operations Readiness

Operability, integrity and maintenance management systems and training material


Chevron Australia

Ensuring successful start-up

We provided professional consultancy services to the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project in Onslow, Western Australia, as an embedded extension to the project’s downstream Operations team. 

Support from design to commissioning

Our support included reviews and assurance in respect of the operability and maintainability of the LNG facility design during the design phase. 

This continued as the project advanced and included advisory and support services for commissioning and startup activities at both the module fabrication sites and the LNG facility itself.

Service highlights:

  • Operability and maintenance systems
  • Asset integrity
  • Operating manuals and procedures
  • Computer-based training (CBT)
  • Operations training and Operations Training Simulator support
  • Competency management systems

Operationally ready

Petrofac also provided technical resources to develop training materials, operations manuals, and the procedures necessary to operate and maintain the LNG facility post start up.

This work included field-validated operations and maintenance manuals and procedures, the personnel competency framework and all related training materials including computer-based training modules. All resources were developed specifically for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility.

An integrated delivery team

We managed the project from Houston and drew on the expertise of our teams from across the Petrofac Group. 

This included support from our extensive engineering, asset management, training (including digital training), competence management, completions, operations, and production services teams worldwide. 

This broad expertise and resource were provided seamlessly, without compromising quality, schedule, or cost.

Martin Layfield

Consultancy and Global Growth Director

Ed Jones

Head of Business Development