Browse LNG Terminal

Summary Information

  • Ownership: Woodside
  • Website:
  • Location: The Browse gas fields include the Torosa, Brecknock, and Calliance discoveries which are located 425km north of Broome, Western Australia.
  • Capacity: 12 million tons per annum (MTPA)
  • Status: Design Phase

Brief Description

  • The project was initially planned as an onshore plant, which was later cancelled and replaced with FLNG
  • The Browse project covers the realization and installation of three FLNG units to develop the Brecknock, Calliance and Torosa fields

Technical Details Initial Project (Cancelled

  • Storage capacity:
  • Constructor:
    • Fluor Offshore Solutions unit was awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the offshore central gas processing facility
    • KLH Australia-Browse Joint Venture (KLH Australia), a joint venture between KBR, Leighton Contractors and John Holland will provide lump sum FEED services for the development of three four-million ton per annum (MTPA) LNG trains, associated infrastructure, accommodation and marine facilities.
    • MODEC - Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for two (2) Dry Tree Units (DTUs)
  • Licensor:

Technical Details FLNG Project

  • Storage capacity:
  • Constructor:
    • Technip Samsung: Front-end engineering design (FEED) & engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the three FLNG units
    • Wood Group Kenny (WGK): Design engineering for the insulated production flowline system
  • Licensor:

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • Final investment decision is not yet made
  • Commissioning is expected in 2018

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: The Browse gas fields include the Brecknock, Calliance and Torosa Gas and Condensate Fields, which are located offshore 425km north of Broome, Western Australia.
  • The fields contain a combined contingent resource of about 13.3 trillion cubic feet of dry gas and 360 million barrels of condensate
  • Customers:
    • A Sale agreement with CPC Corporation Taiwan for 2 to 3 million tonnes per annum expired in 2012


  • 2005 - The first appraisal wells were drilled
  • 2007 - Woodside Agrees Key Terms Sales agreement With CPC Of Taiwan
  • 2010 - Environmental inquiry launched by EPA
  • 2011 - KBR Joint Venture Awarded FEED Contract
  • 2011 - The Goolarabooloo Jabirr Jabirr native title claim group approved a proposal for a Native Title Agreement
  • 2011 - Browse Upstream Environmental Impact Statement Released for Public Review​
  • 2011 - Woodside announces a potential delay in making the FID until 2013
  • 2012 - Sale agreement with CPC Corporation Taiwan expired
  • 2012 - Environmental Protection Authority gives conditional approval
  • 2012 - State Environmental Approval awarded​
  • 2013 - Woodside decides to halt the project and look for alternatives including FLNG or Supply to other projects
  • 2015 - Wood Group awarded FEED contract

Other Information

Relevant Links

  1. Chiyoda LNG References
  2. Project Webpage
  3. KBR Awarded Design Study Contract for Woodside's Browse LNG Development
  4. Browse Liquified Natural Gas Precinct, Environmental Protection Authority
  5. KBR Joint Venture Awarded FEED Contract for Browse LNG Project
  6. Fluor Wins Browse Offshore FEED Contract in Australia
  7. Claim Group Approves Proposal for Browse LNG Precinct
  8. Woodside Energy Awards Kca Deutag Feed Study For 3,000hp Drilling Rig
  9. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Browse Assessment Process
  10. Woodside Petroleum - Native Title Agreement has been executed to enable the establishment of the Browse LNG Precinct
  11. Browse Upstream Environmental Impact Statement Released for Public Review​
  12. Woodside to Seek Variation to Browse Retention Leases
  13. Variation To Browse Basin Retention Leases Approved
  14. Offer for Sale of Browse Equity and LNG Volumes
  15. Woodside Browse Marketing Update
  16. Woodside Agrees Key Terms With CPC Of Taiwan
  17. EPA Report on Browse LNG Precinct
  18. Woodside Selects MODEC for TLP FEED
  19. Chevron Grows Carnarvon Basin Interests in Browse Exchange
  20. Ministerial Determination For Browse LNG Precinct
  21. State Environmental Approval For Browse LNG Precinct​
  22. Woodside To Review Alternative Browse Development Concepts
  23. Browse Joint Venture Selects Floating LNG as Basis of Design
  24. Browse Marketing Update
  25. Technip Samsung Consortium awarded contracts for the Browse FLNG project
  26. Wood Group awarded FEED contract from Woodside
  27. Wood Group wins Australian FEED contract from Shell

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