Pluto LNG forms part of our outstanding base business
Pluto LNG processes gas from the offshore Pluto and Xena gas fields in Western Australia. Gas is piped through a 180 km trunkline to a single onshore LNG-processing train. Pluto LNG is underpinned by 15-year sales agreements with Kansai Electric and Tokyo Gas, which each hold a 5% interest in the project.
Planning continues for the expansion of Pluto LNG based on the acceleration of Pluto gas and the potential development of the Scarborough gas field via the Pluto LNG facility. Studies have commenced on a potential Pluto–North West Shelf (NWS) Interconnector, intended to unlock incremental value for both Pluto LNG and the NWS Project.
Subject to joint venture, regulatory and other approvals, developing a pipeline connection between the two plants could accelerate Pluto area gas reserves, and leverage existing Pluto offshore capacity and emerging NWS LNG ullage. Additional synergies between the two plants are also being considered.
Woodside’s long-standing LNG development and operating experience is backed by growing capability in LNG shipping, with Pluto LNG managing an integrated shipping fleet of four LNG vessels.