Representing an investment of more than A$27 billion, the Woodside-operated North West Shelf (NWS) Project facilities constitute Australia’s largest oil and gas resource development and currently account for more than 40 per cent of Australia’s oil and gas production.
The NWS Project is a joint venture between six major international companies. It is one of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers, supplying oil and gas to Australian and international markets from huge offshore gas and condensate fields in the Carnarvon Basin off the north-west coast of Australia.
For more than 28 years, the NWS Project has been Western Australia’s largest producer of domestic gas, currently providing the majority of total State production.
With an international reputation for the safe and reliable delivery of LNG to customers in the Asia Pacific region and other parts of the world, the NWS Project has delivered more than 3200 LNG cargoes since 1989.
The NWS Project also produces liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), oil and condensate – a light crude oil – for international energy markets.
Through the NWS Project’s operations and development, thousands of jobs are created and about A$800 million annually is directly injected into Australian businesses.
||Karratha, 1200km, north of Perth, Western Australia|
||1984 - natural gas for West Australian market|
1989 - LNG Train 1 (2.5 million tonnes a year)
1989 - LNG Train 2 (2.5 million tonnes a year)
1992 - LNG Train 3 (2.5 million tonnes a year)
2004 - LNG Train 4 (4.4 million tonnes a year)
2008 - LNG Train 5 (4.4 million tonnes a year)