The Scarborough gas resource is located in the Carnarvon Basin, approximately 375 km west-northwest of the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia.
Estimated to contain 7.3 Tcf (2C, 100%) of dry gas, the Scarborough Joint Venture is proposing to develop the Scarborough resource with 12 subsea, high-rate gas wells tied back to a semi-submersible floating production unit moored in 900 m of water close to the Scarborough field. Gas would be transported by an ~430 km pipeline to existing LNG infrastructure on the Burrup Peninsula.
Woodside’s preferred development option is to process Scarborough gas through a brownfield expansion of Pluto LNG, where additional LNG processing capacity will be installed. The composition of Scarborough gas is well suited to the Pluto LNG plant, which is designed for lean gas and nitrogen removal.
Woodside anticipates that the upstream development will be designed for 7–9 Mtpa capacity (100% project, including 1 Mtpa of domestic gas). Woodside’s proposed downstream development will require an additional train at Pluto LNG with a targeted capacity of 4–5 Mtpa (100% project).
Woodside is targeting FEED entry in Q1 2019, FID in 2020, upstream RFSU in 2023 and downstream RFSU in 2024.
For more information, read the fact sheet here.