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 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. Woodside 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.

A proposal for Scarborough Project activities in State waters was referred to the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (WA EPA) and the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy (DoEE) in December 2018 and are currently open for public comment.

 The purpose of the State waters referral is to determine whether components of the proposed development in State waters will require formal assessment and approval under the Western Australian Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). 

Scarborough to Pluto: part of our Burrup Hub vision

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

Pluto LNG Train 2 Project

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.

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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.

Woodside (operator)175%

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

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.
Gas or oil
Existing trunkline
Proposed trunkline