Woodside Energy – Scarborough, Western Australia

Developing a major new gas resource through new production facilities connected to a proven onshore processing plant.

Our oil and gas experts have provided estimate development and assurance services for this multi-billion dollar project in Western Australia.

Key information

Scarborough, Western Australia
Date started:
Completion date:
Client type:
Natural Resources
Main services:
Cost and commercial management

Client's requirement

Woodside and its joint venture partners are looking to create an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) production centre on the Burrup Peninsula. Building on more than 30 years of operations in Western Australia, Woodside is progressing development of the Scarborough gas resource through a brownfield expansion of its producing asset, Pluto LNG.

The proposal is to initially develop the Scarborough gas field with up to seven subsea, high-rate gas wells, tied back to a semi-submersible floating production unit moored in 900m of water close to the Scarborough field. The new offshore facilities would be connected by an approximately 430km export pipeline to an expanded Pluto LNG processing plant onshore (Pluto Train 2).

As it embarks on this complex and technologically demanding project, Woodside is developing the design, budgets and schedules to deliver it within economically viable time and cost goals.

Our contribution

From Woodside’s engineering locations in Houston and Perth, our oil and gas experts have provided estimate development and assurance services since the initial stages of the project in early 2019. With experience in LNG onshore, offshore and related infrastructure, combined with our wider estimating expertise, data management and tools, we are supporting this client to keep stakeholders informed and to positively progress the opportunity.

Making the difference

This multi-billion dollar project will secure economic growth and local employment opportunities for Western Australia and supply domestic and export markets for decades to come.


Image: Indicative subsea layout for Scarborough (not to scale)

For further information contact:

Matt Billingham

Matt Billingham
Operations Director

t: +61 (0)8 9322 2999