October 3, 2008

Woodside Announces Gas Production From Angel Platform

Woodside Petroleum has announced that the North West Shelf Venture's offshore gas production facility, the new Angel platform, is now operational and producing gas for processing at its Karratha gas plant in Western Australia.

The A$1.6 billion development involved the installation of a new platform and associated infrastructure, including a 50km subsea pipeline tied back to the existing North Rankin A platform.

Located approximately 120km northwest of Karratha, the Angel platform stands in about 80m of water and is supplied by three subsea production wells.

With a production capacity of 800 million standard cubic feet of raw gas and up to 50,000 barrels of condensate a day, hydrocarbons from the Angel platform will be processed through the North West Shelf Venture's integrated system, which now includes the Train-5 liquefied natural gas production (LNG) facility at the Karratha gas plant.