Western Australian gas jobs took a boost recently after Woodside advised that it has entered into an agreement with Shell to enable the Browse Basin joint venture to study and approve Floating LNG (FLNG) as a development concept.
After scrapping their original LNG gas plant development concept at James Price Point, north of Broome WA, in early April, this is good news for people looking for jobs in LNG construction in WA.
Woodside will immediately contact the joint venture participants regarding the agreement, the extent of work on alternative development concepts and the obligations under the Browse retention leases. This is a positive step forward for Woodside jobs to be created in the liquified natural gas supply industry in Australia.
The selection of this development concept requires pre-approval by the Browse joint venture participants.
Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said Floating Liquified Natural Gas had the potential to commercialise the WA Browse gas resources in the shortest possible time frame which would further build the company`s long-standing relationship with Shell.
“This agreement allows Woodside, as operator of the Browse LNG Development, to cement our development and operational capabilities through the potential use of Shell`s “Design One Build any”¯ FLNG technology,”¯ Mr Coleman said.
“It also provides the opportunity for Western Australia to become an industrial, operational and technology centre for excellence for floating LNG worldwide.”¯
Further reading on Western Australia FLNG :
- Information on oil and gas job opportunities in Australia
- The Western Australia Kimberley Gas Project
Woodside Browse Basin FLNG Update