Partners sanction subsea tiebacks to NW Shelf platform

The North West Shelf Project participants have approved development of the first phase of the Greater Western Flank (GWF) scheme off northwest Australia.

Offshore staff

PERTH, Australia – The North West Shelf Project participants have approved development of the first phase of the Greater Western Flank (GWF) scheme off northwest Australia.

GWF Phase 1 will develop the Goodwyn GH and Tidepole fields via a subsea tieback to the Goodwyn A platform. It is also the first development of the broader GWF area. Further phases will be developed later on.

According to operator Woodside Energy, the total investment for GWF Phase 1 is around A$2.5 billion ($2.58 billion), start-up anticipated early 2016.

Woodside CEO and Managing Director Peter Coleman said the project would maintain offshore supply to the Karratha gas plant and support the North West Shelf Project’s marketing of domestic gas and LNG.

Participants are: Woodside Energy (operator 16.67%); BHP Billiton Petroleum (North West Shelf) (16.67%); BP Developments Australia (16.67%); Chevron Australia (16.67%); Japan Australia LNG (MIMI) (16.67%); and Shell Development (Australia) (16.67%).

12/08/2011

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