Proposed Browse to North West Shelf Development

Closed 27 Nov 2018

Opened 21 Nov 2018


Woodside Energy Ltd has provided a combined document that relates to both its Commonwealth referral (Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999) and State referral (Environmental Protection Act 1986).

The component within State Waters includes drilling and completion, installation, commissioning, operation, well repair and workover and decommissioning of subsea wells and associated infrastructure located in Western Australian State waters, to extract hydrocarbons from the Torosa reservoir, located approximately 425 km north of Broome and approximately 290 km off the Kimberley coast.

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