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.
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.