Meg’s mission to make a difference
Meet Meg O'Neill, Woodside CEO and Managing Director.
Senegal milestone
An important milestone has been reached in the Sangomar Phase One Development – Senegal’s first offshore oil development – with the commencement of drilling campaign.
Best together
The proposed merger between Woodside and BHP’s petroleum business has been described as “company changing” and “transformational”.
Artistic endeavours
An exhibition supported by Woodside opened in Q3, displaying stunning Indigenous artworks by 16 Roebourne artists – a testament to the vibrancy of this community.
Factory first
Woodside has joined with MAN Energy Solutions, a European-based multinational, to commercialise an innovative solution to produce LNG at lower cost and with a smaller footprint.
End of an era
This is Trunkline’s last edition. As part of a review of its life over the past 29 years, founding editor Graeme Atherton recalls how the magazine came about.
Time to transform
The Woodside Transform program has been launched to embrace change by transforming the business to be leaner, more resilient and better able to respond to new opportunities.
Flexi time
Flexible working is a key plank in Woodside’s revised Inclusion and Diversity strategy, encompassing factors such as when and where we work.
Gas gamechanger
Fifty years ago, onboard a drilling rig at North Rankin, Stan Stroud became the first person to hear North West Shelf gas – and immediately knew its importance.
Technology teamwork
Our second “collaborative hub” at the University of Western Australia facilitates new ways to make our operations safer and more effective.
Targets raised for lower emissions
Woodside has agreed new emissions targets at Pluto LNG, consistent with the company’s aspiration of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Reel success for Julimar
Working closely with contractors has delivered what is believed to be the biggest diameter corrosion resistant alloy pipeline ever “spooled” around a reel.
Condensate cargo marks carbon progress
Pluto LNG has broken new ground with its first cargo of carbon-offset condensate, which was delivered to customers in the Asia-Pacific region.
Subsea success points way forward
A new way of inspecting subsea equipment was successfully trialled in Q2 in a development that will both generate savings and reduce risk.
Double triumph
Two Woodsiders walked away winners at this year’s Women in Resources Awards, held by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia.
Planting the seed
Our partnership with Greening Australia, which involves planting native species in Western Australia, has helped Noongar Rangers graduate from a seed planting program.
Expanding focus
Woodside has broadened its approach to reporting its sustainability aims and performance.
Ocean wave
Woodside's collaboration with OceanWorks at the University of Western Australia
Preparing for Sangomar
Woodside’s 323m-long very large crude carrier (VLCC) has arrived in China to undergo a metamorphosis into the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility for the Sangomar field offshore Senegal, West Africa.
Pipeline of opportunity
Construction has started on the Pluto-KGP Interconnector – the first step in realising Woodside’s vision for a regional LNG hub on Western Australia’s Burrup Peninsula.
Dollars and sensors
Woodside has commercialised a sophisticated digital innovation signing a pilot program with an oil and gas major that opens the doors to potentially more sales.
Museum and music
Supporting Western Australia’s stunning new museum and a collaboration between two orchestras are two ways the business is promoting learning and the arts in the community.
STEM sell
Woodside engineers engaged with Western Australian Indigenous secondary students in October to help inspire our next generation of engineers.
Hydrogen demand
A consortium that includes Woodside has rolled out its first hydrogen refuelling stations for vehicles in Korea.
Cores for celebration
Woodside has taken an industry-leading leap forward by slashing the time taken to deliver seismic data to the desktop from weeks to hours.
Midnight mission
A massive water handling unit designed to manage “wet” gas has been safely delivered in the middle of a November night to Pluto Platform, off the coast of Western Australia.
Agility ability
Change is a constant in our business and the Project Agility team has been working on ways to ensure we don’t merely adapt to change but thrive on it.
Smiles of success
A tree-planting initiative took out the grand prize at the Woodside Awards while the company’s response to COVID-19 received special recognition from the CEO.
Safe action
An initiative devised to acknowledge our health, safety and environment (HSE) successes illustrates the many engaging ways Woodsiders are showing HSE leadership.
Living in style
Bay Village in Karratha has officially opened, with input to the design of the new accommodation facility from a number of stakeholders including the City of Karratha.
Triumph over adversity
Woodside has delivered outstanding production and safety results in the first half of 2020 despite challenges that included COVID-19, oil price volatility and Tropical Cyclone Damien.
Homelessness help
To raise awareness of homelessness in Western Australia, Woodsiders took part in a range of activities including donating foodstuffs, preparing meals and a sleepout.
Swell time
Adverse ocean conditions can delay the loading of LNG carriers, but Woodside has eased the impact – and cut emissions – by challenging the normal way of doing business.
Remote benefits
How to maintain business continuity during a pandemic or adverse weather event was the challenge for a small Woodside team – in the middle of a pandemic. New work practices helped them succeed.
Trees are green
With Greening Australia, Woodside has begun an ambitious tree-planting program which aims to improve biodiversity, create carbon offsets and diversify land-sector revenues.
Breathing easier
The Woodside-sponsored FutureLab at Melbourne’s Monash University is supporting an innovative project to use recreational snorkel masks to help minimise the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Keeping connected
In place of coffee catch-ups and sundowners, Woodside’s first-year graduates have employed video technology to stay connected with their mentors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pluto record
Pluto LNG plant delivered a record-breaking production performance in Q1 2020, eclipsing the previous year’s record with a 2.6% increase in production.
Lowering lifeboat risks
Teamwork across functions, with vendors and with partner OceanWorks has led to a new method of testing the Pluto platform’s lifeboat which reduces safety risks.
Hydrogen alliance
With a 30-plus year record of exporting LNG to Japan, Woodside has a proud history of supplying the country’s energy needs.
Young Masters
Two Indigenous Woodsiders are simultaneously expanding the company’s pool of managerial talent and widening their career options by studying full-time for an MBA.
Dads’ home work
Woodside supports men and women balancing their careers and caregiving, and four male employees describe their experience taking primary carers’ leave to look after children.
Staying safe
COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for Woodside - challenges Woodside has risen to, in a response effort like none other.
Marine life
Woodsider Ryan Cobb has become Australia’s first Indigenous master mariner by completing his final qualifications at the end of 2019.
Digital driving
The Digital Academy has been established at Woodside to provide the digital skills which will enable the workforce to “drive their learning”.
Protecting pregnant workers
Woodside is now able to provide fire-retardant off-the-shelf personal protective equipment (PPE) to its pregnant employees.
Producer to processor
The Woodside-operated North West Shelf (NWS) Project has been the powerhouse of Australia’s oil and gas industry with a track record of reliable production and delivery since 1984.
Senegal step forward
Woodside took another major step in January 2020, taking final investment decision (FID) for the historic Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 and paving the way for targeted first oil in 2023.
Power partnership
Woodside’s ambition to become a pioneer in the bulk delivery of lower carbon energy is set for a boost with one of the world’s most efficient and innovative teaching facilities opening for business in Melbourne.
Meet a Robotics Laboratory Manager
Delene manages our Karda robotics lab in Perth. In this team, an enquiring mind coupled with a willingness to tackle new challenges can take you far.
Good clean BESS
Good for the environment, good for the balance sheet.
Scarborough upgrade
The exciting announcement in Q4 of a massive upgrade in the Scarborough field’s potential resources is the result of years of dedicated research and teamwork.
Cloud cover
The era of seismic survey data being stored on magnetic tapes has ended at Woodside with the last of more than 100,000 magnetic tapes digitised and safely dispatched to the cloud.
Strengthening connections
Woodside signed new agreements in Q4 with two leading Indigenous organisations based in the Pilbara.
Winning feeling
Two entries shared top prize in the 2019 Woodside Awards after our Chairman Richard Goyder declared he was unable to separate them.
Myanmar moves ahead
Woodside’s proposed deep-water gas development in Myanmar took an important step forward in December with the signing of important fiscal agreements.
Beach safety boost
Keeping the tradition safe.
Emissions down
The Karratha Gas Plant has cut its so-called “fugitive” hydrocarbon emissions after a successful program to lower pressure levels in the production cycle.
Great result for Greater Enfield
Twelve development wells for the Greater Enfield Project have been successfully completed – ahead of schedule, under budget and with no health, safety and environment recordable incidents.
Okha refurbishment
A challenging scope that included the removal of more than 100 cubic metres of hardened foam from a tight space underwater has been safely completed on the Okha facility.
Senegal seismic
A ground-breaking four-month seismic survey marks Woodside’s first major field activity as operator of our offshore joint venture in Senegal.
Game on
Woodside has devised a fun board game with a serious aim – to promote the cause of ensuring maintenance tasks are conducted in compliance with regulations.
Sharing services delivers
Woodside has signed an innovative agreement with other resources companies to share helicopter services in Western Australia, delivering significant benefits.
Safe keeping
To strengthen safety culture across the business, more than 100 Woodside volunteers will provide two-way feedback on health, safety and environment messages via a Global 4W Network.
Basis for Browse
Basis of Design, a safe and cost-effective framework for detailed design decisions, has been approved for the Browse to North West Shelf Project.
Walking to work
Use of a W2W vessel linking workers to an offshore platform during a major maintenance turnaround has reduced the spend, risk and duration of the campaign.
In the EZONE
Woodside leaders have viewed progress on a new EZONE Student Hub, a facility for mathematical sciences and engineering, in which the company was a foundation partner.
Backing Senegal Business
Woodside has taken the lead in an online procurement initiative aimed at maximising local content for our SNE Field Development in Senegal.
Hearty support
Woodside has lent its support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart, a declaration which provides an Indigenous consensus on Indigenous constitutional recognition.
Major milestone
The strong bonds developed between the North West Shelf Project and its customers were celebrated in Tokyo in May at an event marking 30 years of gas exports to Japan.
Hub of activity
Our Burrup Hub concept has been likened to an alignment of the stars, opening up opportunities that fuel Woodside’s growth and energise Karratha.
Attracting top talent
Employing the best talent is a priority to Woodside becoming a global leader in downstream oil and gas.
Waste not...
Woodside’s quest for a safer, more sustainable way to handle mercury waste has led to Karratha becoming home to the largest recycling plant of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
Playing it cool
A theory about adjusting temperature differentials in the production process at the Karratha Gas Plant has become a value-adding reality.
Climate change challenge
As a leading Australian energy producer, Woodside is committed to being part of the transition to a lower carbon economy.
Rich history behind new office
A sense of history pervades Woodside’s new office in Roebourne – and perhaps also the faint aroma of coffee beans and freshly baked bread.
Senegal surge
Senegal’s first-ever offshore oil development is taking shape as Woodside works with key stakeholders to maintain momentum for this exciting prospect.
Supporting sustainability
Woodside endeavours to ensure its footprint is minimised wherever it operates and our 2018 Sustainability Development report details how.
Building on the art connection
The State Theatre of WA in Perth is a long way from home for signature artist Joylene Warrie, but that is where her signature piece Python Pool hung in this year’s Ngurra Nyingu Art Exhibition.
Spectrum shines
Our Spectrum community has received national recognition, winning the new LGBTI Employee Network award for its efforts to support inclusion and diversity.
Stepping out with Pride
Spectrum, Woodside’s group for LGBTI+ colleagues and allies, took to the streets with a 60-strong troupe dancing under the company’s banner in Perth’s largest ever Pride Parade.
Get SMART on the frontline
Mobility-enabled SMART (Simplified Maintenance and Reliability Tools) apps are being used to enable new ways of working at the “frontline” of our business.
Scene set for turnaround success
Four major turnarounds were successfully completed at three assets in 2018, with outstanding teamwork helping to ensure no recordable incidents in 300,000 hours worked.
GWF-2 puts foot on the gas
First gas from the Greater Western Flank-2 project was achieved in October, six months ahead of schedule and US$630 million under the original budget.
Fond farewell for 'exceptional' Nganhurra
The floating production storage and offloading facility Nganhurra has disconnected from the Enfield oil field after 13 years, with exceptional records for safety and productivity.
Mia Yellagonga, Woodside's new home
Woodside’s move to Mia Yellagonga means not only a new physical space but a new way of working.
Hats off to Watson
Woodside was rewarded for process safety best practice with two Institute of Chemical Engineers’ awards for a tool developed with IBM called Watson for HSEQ.
Building knowledge in Senegal
Woodside and government officials in Senegal develop broader understanding of the oil and gas industry
Putting safety first
Woodside and contractors undertake rescue programs for offshore facilities
Speeding up Scarborough
Quick action by Woodside’s geotechnical operations (GTO) and Contracting and Procurement (C&P) teams has resulted in accelerated provision of essential geophysical survey data to the Scarborough Development.
Driving new markets
The world’s future lies in clean energy and Woodside intends to be at the vanguard of its supply through hydrogen. The Hydrogen Council forecasts the hydrogen market currently worth $120 billion annually could expand seven-fold by 2050.
Making our move
A new way of working for new times. That’s the promise held out by Mia Yellagonga, Woodside’s new Perth Headquarters
Producing the limit
Our operations target is clear: 100 MMboe (million barrels of oil equivalent) in 2020.

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