Dampier To Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Carnarvon Basin on the North West Shelf
  • Destination: Bunbury
  • Ownership: DBP Transmission
  • Website: http://www.dbp.net.au/
  • Length: 1600 kilometres (1000 miles)
  • Capacity: per day
  • Status Operating


  • The natural gas is presently sourced from two production facilities, the Woodside operated Karratha Gas Plant and the Apache operated Varanus Island facilities
  • The majority of the natural gas transported by the DBNGP is consumed by industry, however the pipeline also services both private and State Government owned gas and electricity generators and retailers.


  • Saipem: Construction design, installation and pre-commissioning of 570 kilometres of nominal bore pipeline and associated facilities for the expansion


  • 1979 - The State Energy Commission (SECWA) commenced engineering design
  • 1982 - After almost three years in planning, construction on the pipeline was launched
  • 1984 - The first stage stretching from Dampier to Kwinana Junction was commissioned
  • 1985 - The pipeline was extended to Bunbury
  • 1998 - The pipeline was privatised
  • 2006 - Saipem awarded lump sum turn-key contract for stage 5-A of the expansion
  • 2011 - First gas from Devil Creek Reindeer Gas Field


  1. Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP) corridor
  2. Saipem wins new contracts worth euro 255 million in Australia and Qatar

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