Woodside, as Operator of the North West Shelf (NWS) Project, has announced that the Greater Western Phase 2 Project (GFW-2) Project off the north-west coast of Australia has just commenced production.
Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said the project has been delivered $630 million below the expected cost of approximately $2.0 billion, and six months ahead of schedule.
“The project team has done an outstanding job executing and delivering GWF-2, which represents the next phase in gas supply to the NWS Goodwyn A platform, extending the life of the Karratha Gas Plant and contributing to Woodside achieving our targeted production of 100 MMboe in 2020,” Mr Coleman said.
“This success was achieved by combining the two GWF-2 drilling campaigns, accelerating project work packages and collaborating closely with our contractors,” he said.
Mr Coleman further commented that the capabilities demonstrated on the GWF-2 Project will be carried forward as they embark on their next phase of growth, including Woodside’s proposed developments of the Scarborough and Browse offshore gas resources.
“The Scarborough and Browse projects are part of our vision for the Burrup Hub, which would unlock the future value of the Karratha Gas Plant and Pluto LNG,” he added.
The GWF-2 Project is in Commonwealth waters approximately 135 kilometres north-west of Dampier and includes eight subsea wells from six offshore fields (Keast, Dockrell, Sculptor, Rankin, Lady Nora and Pemberton), tied back to the existing Goodwyn A platform by a 35-kilometre corrosion resistant subsea pipeline.
The NWS Project participants are: Woodside Energy Ltd (Operator, 16.67 per cent), BHP Billiton Petroleum (North West Shelf) Pty Ltd (16.67 per cent), BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd (16.67 per cent), Chevron Australia Pty Ltd (16.67 per cent), Japan Australia LNG Pty Ltd (16.67 per cent), and Shell Australia Pty Ltd (16.67 per cent).