Leading liquefied natural gas producer Woodside Energy has reconfirmed its commitment to the giant Browse LNG project in Australia and the Sunrise LNG development in Timor-Leste, despite the various challenges at play in both projects.

Browse contains a huge combined best estimate contingent resource of 13.9 trillion cubic feet of gas and 390 million barrels of condensate spread across three fields — Torosa, Calliance and Brecknock.

But it has been on the back burner since early 2020 while Woodside has addressed various challenges including being in deep water, a very remote offshore location, high carbon dioxide content and joint venture alignment — all of which have brought into doubt the commercial viability of the project.