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, located 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 and the North West Shelf (NWS) Project are progressing joint studies on the technical feasibility of NWS infrastructure processing the Browse resources.

The proposed offshore development concept involves two gas FPSOs delivering 10–12 mtpa of processed gas 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.

Woodside continues to target the selection of a Browse development concept in H2 2017 and commencement of front-end engineering and design (FEED) in 2019.


​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



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%