Processing Scarborough gas through Pluto LNG would extend the life of this world-class facility and grow future supplies for domestic and export markets.

The Scarborough gas resource is located approximately 375 km west-north-west off the Burrup Peninsula in the Carnarvon Basin and is part of the Greater Scarborough gas fields, estimated to hold 9.2 Tcf (2C, 100%) of dry gas. The Greater Scarborough gas fields include Thebe (1.4 Tcf, 2C, 100%), Jupiter (0.5 Tcf, 2C, 100%) and Scarborough (7.3 Tcf (2C, 100%). Woodside is proposing to initially develop the 7.3 Tcf Scarborough resource with seven 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. Reservoir performance will determine future wells. Gas would be transported by an approximately 430 km pipeline to existing LNG infrastructure on the Burrup Peninsula.

Scarborough to Pluto: part of our Burrup Hub vision

Woodside Photography 2018 - On Site-269 [Image by Jarrad Seng]

Pluto Train 2

Due to Scarborough's reservoir characteristics and close proximity to our Pluto LNG facilities, our preference is to process Scarborough gas through a brownfield expansion of Pluto LNG, adding a second LNG processing train. Pluto LNG was originally designed to allow efficient brownfield development and third-party gas processing. An area for a second train was pre-prepared in 2007/2008.

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Key stats

4-5 MTPA
additional gas delivered to Pluto LNG
Q1 2019
targeting FEED entry
ready for upstream start-up, with downstream start-up in 2024.

Participating interests

Lease/permit interests (Commonwealth): WA-1-R

Offshore 375 kilometres, Western Australia.

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1Woodside was appointed successor operator of WA-1-R on 13 April 2018

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The Scarborough pipeline is proposed to tie in onshore at the Burrup Peninsula. Woodside’s preferred concept for Scarborough, is to tie in to a brownfield expansion of the Pluto LNG facility. Installation of these pipelines will require pipelay activities along each of the pipeline routes. The offshore pipeline route for Scarborough to Pluto will also require some dredging for pipelay activities along the shallower, nearshore sections of the route. Extensive baseline studies are underway along the proposed pipeline routes to understand the marine environment and how activities can be best managed to ensure minimal effects on marine habitat in the area. Monitoring data and research associated with the Pluto LNG foundation project dredging program in Mermaid Sound off the Pilbara coast, will also help inform impact assessment and management planning.

Burrup Hub enquiries

1800 442 977

Woodside Photography 2018 - On Site-179 [Image by Jarrad Seng]
The composition of Scarborough gas is well suited to the Pluto LNG plant, which is designed for lean gas and nitrogen removal.

Project Map

The Scarborough gas resource is located in the Carnarvon Basin, approximately 375 km west/north-west of the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia.
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