Browse is a conventional gas development located in deepwater in Australia and is operated by Woodside Browse. Discovered in 1971, the field with water depth of around 2,136 feet.

The project is currently in feed stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2028. Final investment decision (FID) of the project will be approved in 2023. The development cost is expected to be $20,500 m. The Browse conventional gas development will involve the drilling of approximately 49 wells and includes FPSO and subsea trees.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Shell, BP, China National Petroleum, Mitsubishi, Mitsui and Woodside Petroleum.

Production from Browse

Production from the Browse conventional gas development project is expected to begin in 2028 and is forecast to peak in 2030, to approximately 58,871 bpd of crude oil and condensate, 178 Mmcfd of natural gas and 1,270 Mmcfd of liquid natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2072.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 2,492.29 Mmboe, comprised of 354.28 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate, 1,667.01 bcf of natural gas reserves and 11,160.99 bcf of liquid natural gas reserves.

Contractors involved in the Browse conventional gas field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Browse project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: Aker Solutions, China Offshore Oil Engineering, Fluor, J P Kenny and John Wood Group

Main EPC: Samsung Heavy Industries and TechnipFMC

Other Contractors: Atteris, Blossomvale Holdings, Environment & Behaviour Consultants, KBR and Subsea 7


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