One of the largest natural-gas projects in the world got under way this month. Chevron Corp. and its partners, Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, are the project owners. They hold licenses to both the Gorgon gas field, located about 130 kilometers off the coast of northwest Australia in water about 200 meters deep, and the Jansz-Io gas field further north, where the water depth is 1,300 m. The fields are estimated to contain 40 trillion cu ft of natural gas and may have a lifespan of 60 years. Chevron has received environmental approval to build a three-train
Despite a faltering international market, 2015 and the beginning of 2016 are proving to be strong years for U.S. contractors, with steady domestic growth and only moderate strain from workforce shortages.