Burrup Hub Environmental Approvals

We are committed to understanding and managing the environmental, cultural and social impacts and opportunities of our proposed Burrup Hub growth projects. The proposed Browse to North West Shelf (NWS) and NWS Extension projects are open for public comment through the Environmental Protection Authority’s consultation hub until 12 February.

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Scarborough to Pluto: part of our Burrup Hub vision

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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
2021
targeting FID

Participating interests

Lease/permit interests (Commonwealth): WA-1-R and WA-62-R

Offshore 375 kilometres, Western Australia.

ParticipantInterest
Woodside (operator)173.5%
BHP26.5%

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

As we prepare to enter a growth and construction phase, we are committed to operating responsibly, working sustainably and engaging transparently.

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.

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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