Exploration & Production

Woodside’s Browse-NWS plan facing hurdles

The Australian player's plans to backfill its North West Shelf project will run into difficulties caused by environmental concerns The Australian player's plans to backfill its North West Shelf project will run into difficulties caused by environmental concerns.
By Sally Bogle 14 February 2019 0 33934
A Woodside platform on the North West Shelf. (Woodside)

The key issue: As the race to sanction new Australian gas field developments intensifies, Woodside is stepping up plans to bring the offshore Scarborough and Browse gas fields online to maintain output at the North West Shelf LNG plant.

Interfax analysis: Western Australia’s economic prosperity is intimately linked to continued domestic gas supply from its LNG projects, meaning Woodside Energy’s backfill plans for the North West Shelf (NWS) from 2020 have strong state backing. But as competing priorities emerge for the government,...