WOODSIDE AND BHP ALIGN INTERESTS ACROSS SCARBOROUGH FIELD
Woodside and BHP have agreed to align their participating interests across the WA-1-R (Scarborough) and WA-62-R (North Scarborough) titles, resulting in Woodside holding a 73.5% interest and BHP holding a 26.5% interest in each title. Woodside and BHP have also agreed to apply for Production Licences in respect of both titles. The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals. Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said that aligning these interests will support the development of the Scarborough field across the two titles and demonstrates the strong commitment of the joint venture to making a final investment decision this year. “This is a world-class Australian resource. The Production Licence applications are another key step to unlocking the full value of the Scarborough resource through the expansion of our existing Pluto LNG facility,” he said. The Scarborough field contains an estimated contingent resource dry gas volume of 11.1 Tcf (100%; 8.2 Tcf Woodside share, calculated using deterministic and probabilistic methods). Woodside is targeting a final investment decision in 2020 for the Scarborough development and first cargo in 2024.
The Scarborough gas field is a natural gas field located in the Indian Ocean north-west of Exmouth on the coast of Western Australia. In 2018 Woodside bought the ExxonMobil 50% share of the retention lease, adding to the 25% it had acquired from BHP in 2016.
Woodside is proposing to develop the Scarborough resource with 12 subsea, high-rate gas wells tied back to a semi-submersible platform moored in 900 m of water.
(Source: Woodside – Image: Subsea Engineering Associates)