Woodside, the operator of the Nort West Shelf LNG project, on Friday said the Great western flank phase 2 project off the north-west coast of Australia has been approved.
The new second phase of the project targets development of 1.6 trillion cubic feet of raw gas from the combined Keast, Dockrell, Sculptor, Rankin, Lady Nora and Pemberton fields, Woodside said in a statement.
The project will be connected to the Goodwyn A platform via subsea infrastructure and a 35 km pipeline.
Investment in the projects is at US$2 billion with production set to start in the second half of 2019 from five wells initially, the in the Lady Nora, Pemberton, Sculptor and Rankin fields. These will be followed by three remaining wells in the Keast and Dockrell fields in the first half of 2020.
Participants in the North West Shelf project are Woodside Energy (Operator with 16.67 percent), BHP Billiton (16.67 percent), BP Developments Australia (16.67 percent), Chevron Australia (16.67 percent), Japan Australia LNG (MIMI) (16.67 percent) and Shell Australia (16.67 percent).
LNG World News Staff