Browse Development

​​​​​​​​We remain committed to the earliest commercial development of the world-class Browse resources.

The Browse resources are located in the Browse Basin, offshore approximately 425 km North of Broome in Western Australia.

The Browse Joint Venture (BJV) participants maintain seven petroleum retention leases under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (Cth) (OPGGSA), the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982 (WA) and the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967 (WA).

The BJV has made significant progress in narrowing alternative concepts for the potential development of the Browse resources.

The BJV and the North West Shelf (NWS) Joint Venture are progressing commercial discussions and joint technical studies on the feasibility of NWS infrastructure processing the Browse resources.

The proposed offshore development concept involves two gas floating production storage and offloading (gFPSO) facilities delivering 10–12 mtpa of gas via a ~1000 km pipeline to existing production facilities. The development concept is based on proven technologies.

The Browse Joint Venture is aligned on Browse to NWS as the reference development concept subject to reaching acceptable terms and conditions with the NWS Project and the Governments of Australia and Western Australia.


​Lease/permit interests

​TR/5 and R2

Lease/permit interests

​WA-28-R, WA-29-R, WA-30-R, WA-31-R and WA-32-R


Offshore 425 kilometres north of Broome, Western Australia

Water depth:

350 - 700 m

Contingent resources:

16 Tcf of dry gas and 466 MMbbl of condensate​


​Torosa - 1971​
Brecknock - 1979
Calliance - 2000



​​Woodside Browse Pty Ltd30.60%
Shell Australia Pty Ltd​27.00%
​BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd​17.33%
​Japan Australia LNG (MIMI Browse) Pty Ltd​14.40%
​PetroChina International Investment (Australia) Pty Ltd​10.67%
​Woodside Energy Ltd is the Operator.