Woodside, as Operator of the North West Shelf (NWS) Project, has announced that the project participants have approved the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 (GWF-2) Project off the north-west coast of Australia.
The GWF-2 Project will develop 1.6 trillion ft3 of raw gas (2P 100% project basis) from the combined Keast, Dockrell, Sculptor, Rankin, Lady Nora and Pemberton fields using subsea infrastructure and a 35 km, 16” pipeline connecting to the existing Goodwyn A platform.
The investment for the project is expected to total US$2.0 billion. Initial project start-up is anticipated in 2H19.
Gas delivery will initially commence from five wells in the Lady Nora, Pemberton, Sculptor and Rankin fields, followed by the remaining three wells in the Keast and Dockrell fields in 1H20.
The GWF-2 Project is the fourth major gas development for the NWS Project in the past seven years, demonstrating a continued focus on maximising value from this world-class asset by delivering sanctioned projects and developing reserves.
Woodside CEO, Peter Coleman, said GWF-2 is an economically robust project that will deliver significant value by leveraging Woodside’s substantial experience in delivering major subsea tieback projects.
“The GWF-2 Project continues a series of NWS Project subsea tiebacks that are commercialising its gas reserves in a timely and efficient manner to extend plateau production,” Mr Coleman said.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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