Allens advises Woodside on development of Scarborough project

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Allens has advised Woodside Energy in relation to the development of its Scarborough project, which is set to be the largest oil and gas development undertaken in Australia in the last decade.

Woodside this week announced its final investment decision to proceed with the development of its Scarborough project and the associated development of a second production train at the Pluto LNG processing facility. The development will involve construction of a 430-kilometre pipeline, linking the Scarborough gas field to the new Pluto Train 2 processing facility.

'As a long term advisor on the Scarborough project, we are pleased to have supported Woodside in reaching its final investment decision. This is a significant milestone for Woodside and aligns with its strategic goals to leverage existing infrastructure efficiencies,' said lead Partner Mark McAleer.

Scarborough gas processed through Pluto Train 2 is anticipated to be one of the lowest carbon intensity sources of LNG delivered to customers in north Asia, with the first LNG cargo targeted for 2026.

Allens is recognised as a leading adviser on oil and gas projects and related M&A, having played a major role in most significant oil and gas projects and transactions in Australia and many of the pre-eminent oil and gas projects in the Asia-Pacific.

Allens legal team


Mark McAleer (lead Partner), Anne Nguyen (Managing Associate), Emma Morris (Associate), Emma Mclaughlin (Lawyer)


Tracey Greenaway (Partner),  Kate Fitzsimons (Senior Associate)

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Allens is a commercial law firm working throughout Australia and Asia. Through its integrated alliance with Linklaters it provides clients access to 40 offices in 28 countries around the world.