Woodside Energy Limited proposes to develop approximately 17 wells from three drill centres on the sea bed near Scott Reef. The proposal includes supporting subsea infrastructure, including wellheads, manifolds, flowlines and umbilicals. The drill centres and associated infrastructure are proposed to be located in water greater than 350 metres deep, with two of the drill centres between North and South Scott Reef and one north east of North Scott Reef. Scott Reef is located approximately 425 kilometres north of Broome and 290 km off the Kimberley coast.
Due to the subsea nature of the proposal components, surface-based activities will only occur during the drilling, installation, commissioning and decommissioning phases. For the majority of the proposal's anticipated 40 to 50 year operational life, only periodic vessel-based monitoring and maintenance activities will be required. Maintenance activities and associated vessel movements associated with operations are expected to be as little as one or two times a year.