Browse to NWS Gas Pipeline

From Global Energy Monitor
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Browse to NWS Gas Pipeline is a proposed gas pipeline in Western Australia.[1]


The offshore pipeline is proposed to run from a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility in the Browse Basin to existing Northwest Shelf infrastructure near the North Rankin Complex off the shore of Western Australia.[1][2]

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Project details


The Browse development area is located around 425 km north of Broome, off the coast of Western Australia.[3] The project involves developing the Brecknock, Calliance, and Torosa fields.[1] Two floating production storage and offloading facilities (FPSOs) with capacities of 1,100 million standard cubic feet per day will be included as part of the development.[1] Gas will be transported from the FPSOs through the 85 km inter-field spur line and through the main Browse to NWS pipeline, which will connect the offshore field development to existing infrastructure near the North Rankin Complex.[1] Ultimately, the gas from the Browse development project will be processed at the North West Shelf project's Karratha Gas Plant.[4]

Opposition and environmental impacts

After Woodside, the project's operator, submitted the final Browse to NWS project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the public submitted 19,899 submissions as part of the consultation process for the development.[5] Issues raised in these submissions included greenhouse gas emissions, impacts to marine fauna, and impacts to wetlands and geological sites. Greenpeace Australia opposed the project saying that "the climate and environmental impacts listed in the EIS [were] unacceptable."[5]

Expansion projects

Inter-field spur line

The proposed offshore inter-field spur line will connect the Bowen Project's proposed FPSOs at Torosa to the main Browse Trunkline near the Calliance/Brecknock FPSO.[1]

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  • Operator: Woodside[1][2]
  • Owner: Browse Joint Venture[1]
  • Parent company: Woodside (30.60%), BP Australia (44.33%), Japan Australia LNG (14.40%), PetroChina (10.67%)[1]
  • Capacity: 1,100 MMscf/d (annual daily average)[1][2]
  • Length: 85 km[1][2]
  • Diameter: 34 inches[1][2]
  • Status: Proposed[1][2]
  • Start year:
  • Cost:
  • Financing:
  • Associated infrastructure: North West Shelf LNG Terminal

Articles and resources


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 NS Energy. "Browse Gas and Condensate Project, offshore Australia". NS Energy. Retrieved September 6, 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Woodside (December 2019). "PROPOSED BROWSE TO NWS PROJECT DRAFT EIS/ERD". Woodside. Retrieved September 6, 2023. {{cite web}}: line feed character in |title= at position 31 (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Environmental Protection Authority (18 December 2019). "Proposed Browse to North West Shelf Project - State Waters - Public Environmental Review". Environmental Protection Authority. Retrieved September 6, 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Key Milestone: Woodside Publishes EIS for Browse to North West Shelf (NWS) Project". OE. September 15, 2022. Retrieved September 6, 2023.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Esmarie Iannucci. "Woodside awaits Ministerial approval for Browse-NWS project". Mining Weekly. Retrieved 2023-09-07.