The development of Greater Sunrise has the potential to deliver value to both the people of Timor-Leste and the shareholders of the Sunrise Joint Venture.

The Sunrise and Troubadour gas and condensate fields, collectively known as Greater Sunrise, are located approximately 450 kilometres north-west of Darwin and 150 kilometres south of Timor-Leste. The fields were discovered in 1974 and hold gross (100%) contingent resources (2C) of 5.13 Tcf of dry gas and 225.9 million barrels of condensate.

On 6 March 2018, the governments of Timor-Leste and Australia signed a new Maritime Boundaries Treaty.

In November 2018 negotiations between the governments of Timor-Leste, Australia and the Sunrise Joint Venture on the new Greater Sunrise Production Sharing Contract commenced. Until new arrangements are in place, the Sunrise Joint Venture will continue to honour existing commitments, support social programs in Timor-Leste, and maintain an office in Dili.

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Professional Development Program

Students from Timor-Leste and Myanmar who are currently studying at universities in Australia are invited to apply for a 12-week internship at Mia Yellagonga, our headquarters in Perth, Australia. Our Professional Development Program is part of our commitment to building knowledge and creating opportunities in our host communities.

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Supporting Timor-Leste Communities

The Sunrise Joint Venture has contributed almost A$ 5 million towards community programs in Timor-Leste.

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Key stats

5.13 Tcf
gas (contingent resource)
225.9 MMbbl
condensate (contingent resource)
2,998 km2
gross acreage
1974
year Sunrise and Troubadour fields discovered
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New boundaries, new beginnings
On 6 March 2018, the governments of Timor-Leste and Australia signed a new Maritime Boundaries Treaty. We welcome the signing of the Treaty and look forward to finalising a new Production Sharing Contract for Greater Sunrise.

Project Map

The Sunrise and Troubadour gas and condensate fields, collectively known as the Greater Sunrise fields, are located approximately 150 km south-east of Timor-Leste and 450 km north-west of Darwin, Australia.
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Participating interests

PSC JPDA 03-19; PSC JPDA 03-20 (unitised); NT/RL2; NT/RL4

Participant1Interest
Woodside (operator)33.44%
ConocoPhillips30%
Shell26.56%
Osaka Gas10%

ConocoPhillips and Shell announced plans in 2018 to sell their respective stakes to the Government of Timor-Leste.

Timor-Leste enquiries
Phone:

670 3310804

Street Address:

Palm Business and Trade Centre
Block E01-06 Surikmas, Fatumeta, BairroPite
Dili

Woodside acknowledges indigenous people's connections to land, water and community. We pay our respects to ancestors and elders - past, present and emerging. We recognise the many contributions Indigenous people make to our business, as community members and employees.