Scarborough is a conventional gas development located in deepwater in Australia and is operated by Woodside Energy. Discovered in 1979, Scarborough lies in block WA-63-R, WA-61-R, WA-67-R, and WA-61-L, with water depth of around 3,088 feet.

The project is currently in construction stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2026. Final investment decision (FID) of the project was approved in 2021. The development cost is expected to be $5,700 m. The Scarborough conventional gas development will involve the drilling of approximately seven wells and includes FPU and subsea trees.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Woodside Petroleum and BHP.

Production from Scarborough

Production from the Scarborough conventional gas development project is expected to begin in 2026 and is forecast to peak in 2034, to approximately 142 Mmcfd of natural gas and 1,041 Mmcfd of liquid natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2043.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 1,278.09 Mmboe, comprised of 921.43 bcf of natural gas reserves and 6,747.07 bcf of liquid natural gas reserves.

Contractors involved in the Scarborough conventional gas field

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

Design/FEED Engineering: Eni, McDermott International, Schlumberger, SNC-Lavalin Group and Subsea 7

Main EPC: McDermott International, Schlumberger and Subsea 7

EPC Contractors: Eni

Other Contractors: Campbell and Associates, Eni, John Wood Group, MMA Offshore and Ocean Infinity

About Woodside Energy

Woodside Energy Ltd (Woodside Energy) is a producer of oil and natural gas. It engages in development and production of hydrocarbon and hydrocarbon products. Woodside Energy is headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.


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