The North West Shelf Project Extension Draft Environmental Review Document (draft ERD) has been prepared by Woodside Energy Ltd (Woodside), as operator for and on behalf of the North West Shelf Joint Venture (NWSJV). The participants in the NWSJV are BHP Billiton Petroleum (North West Shelf) Pty Ltd, BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd, Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, Japan Australia LNG (MIMI) Pty Ltd and Shell Australia Pty Ltd.
The NWS Project Extension Proposal is seeking environmental approval for the:
- Processing of third party gas and fluid through the existing NWS Project facility; and
- The ongoing operation of the NWS Project until around 2070.
No additional environmental issues are expected to be associated with the long-term processing of third-party gas and fluids and NWS Joint Venture field resources through the NWS Project facilities. The successful management strategy used for the existing NWS Project will be the basis of ongoing management for the Proposal. Woodside will continue to implement environmental initiatives and review its operations for potential opportunities to reduce its environmental footprint. Woodside is confident that by continuing to implement its current multifaceted management strategy, long-term operation of the plant (as outlined in this Proposal) can occur in a way that is acceptable to WA and the wider community.