Woodside lifts gas estimate for WA Scarborough project


Woodside Petroleum on Friday raised its estimate for dry gas reserves at its Scarborough project, increasing hopes the development will help drive the company’s growth in the next decade.

Woodside said it now put the estimated gross contingent resource of dry gas volume at the A$11 billion Scarborough field at 11.1 trillion cubic feet, some 52 per cent above its previous estimates.

Woodside’s Scarborough field has more gas than expected.Credit:Nine

Woodside reiterated that it expects to make a final investment decision on the project in the first half of 2020. Its chief financial officer, Sherry Duhe, told Reuters last month that the company is hoping that will be in early 2020.

“By unlocking the huge potential of the Scarborough gas resource we’ve strengthened the case for development and extended the expected cashflow from Scarborough for years,” Woodside’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Coleman said in a statement on Friday.



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