Pluto Train 1 Scarborough Modifications
Project at a glance
The Pluto Train 1 Scarborough Modifications Project ("Project") comprises of modifications to the existing Woodside-operated Pluto LNG Train 1 facility and associated infrastructure ("Pluto Train 1 Facilities") to enable gas from the Scarborough Project to be processed at the Pluto Train 1 Facilities.
Following completion of the Project and once the capacity becomes available, up to 3mtpa of gas from the Scarborough Project will be processed at the Pluto Train 1 Facilities. The Project is based on a modular design of additional equipment and will be accommodated within the existing pre-disturbed Pluto LNG footprint. New facilities to be installed include a Natural Gas Liquids Unit, Nitrogen Recycle Compressor, Pluto gas custody metering, and a range of modifications to auxiliary facilities. After a competitive FEED, Kellogg Brown and Root Pty Ltd were selected as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management ("EPCM") Contractor for the Execute phase of the Project and were awarded an EPCM Contract on 01 September 2023.
Woodside will develop the Scarborough gas resource through new offshore facilities connected by an approximately 430 km pipeline to a brownfield expansion of the existing Pluto LNG onshore facility (Pluto Train 2).
The proposal is to initially develop the gas field with eight subsea, high-rate gas wells, and thirteen wells drilled over the life of the Scarborough field, with all wells tied back to a semi-submersible floating production unit (FPU) moored in 950 m of water close to the Scarborough field.