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).

On 22 March 2016 following the completion of front-end engineering and design (FEED) work, the BJV participants decided not to progress further with the floating LNG development concept selected at FEED entry in June 2015.

The BJV participants are now preparing a new work program for assess and concept select phase activities. It is anticipated that a range of concept options will be considered.

The BJV participants acknowledge the involvement of the State and Commonwealth Governments in supporting the progression of the earliest commercialisation of the Browse resources.


​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%