North West Shelf

Experience counts. For more than 35 years, the North West Shelf has been delivering natural gas to customers in Australia and around the world.

Get to know the project

Key stats

years operating
LNG cargoes since 1989

Participating interests

Woodside (operator)33.33%
BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd16.67%
Chevron Australia Pty Ltd   16.67%
Japan Australia LNG (MIMI) Pty Ltd16.67%
Shell Australia Pty Ltd16.67%

North West Shelf 2021 Community Development Report

We understand the importance of supporting strong local content, economic outcomes, positive social contribution impacts, and sustainable local supply chains that deliver benefits to our host communities.

During 2021, Woodside, as operator of the North West Shelf Project, continued to focus on safe and reliable operations and the delivery of community development outcomes.

A$1.9 billion
contributed to the Australian economy by the North West Shelf in 2021.

More than

A$4 million
invested by the North West Shelf Joint Venture in positive impacts and outcomes in the Pilbara in 2021 and over A$300 million across Western Australia since operations commenced in 1984.
545 Karratha-based employees
worked on Woodside-operated facilities in the City of Karratha in 2021, including the North West Shelf.
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Pilbara enquiries

1800 634 988


61 8 9158 8000

Street Address:

Level 3, 24 Sharpe Avenue
Karratha WA 6714