The Woodside-operated North West Shelf Venture facilities represent an investment of $A27 billion by the six joint venture participants profiled below.
BHP Billiton is a significant oil and gas exploration and production business and is the world's largest diversified natural resources company, with approximately 41,000 employees working in more than 100 locations in 25 countries across the world.
The company has major producing assets in Australia, Algeria, Pakistan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom and the United States, marketing crude oil, condensate, liquefied petroleum gases, natural gas and liquefied natural gas to customers worldwide.
BP is one of the world's largest energy companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items.
In Australia, BP is engaged in the exploration for and production of oil, natural gas and liquefied natural gas, and the refining, transportation and marketing of petroleum and lubricant products.
Chevron is one of the world's largest integrated energy companies, conducting business in more than 100 countries with a diverse workforce consisting of more than 59,000 employees.
With an Australian presence spanning more than 50 years, Chevron is a significant investor in offshore north-western Australia exploration, one of its four global focus areas. The company leads the development of the Gorgon Project, the wholly owned Wheatstone Project, operates the Barrow Island and Thevenard Island oil fields, and is also a participant in the Browse LNG development (Comment: as is WEL, BHP, BP and SDA).
Japan Australia LNG (MIMI) Pty Ltd
Known colloquially as "MIMI", Japan Australia LNG is an Australian-resident company owned equally by the long-established and well respected Japanese trading houses Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. MIMI was established by these two houses in 1985 to manage principally their one-sixth interest in the North West Shelf LNG Project.
Shell is a major global energy organisation which has had a presence in Australia since 1901. Shell's upstream business in Australia is developing large gas resources and the company maintains a substantial exploration portfolio in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Woodside is Australia's leading independent energy company with a 55-year history. A stable and reliable supplier with a focus on delivering on its commitments, Woodside produces natural gas, liquefied natural gas, liquid petroleum gas, condensate and oil for customers around the world. Woodside is the operator of the North West Shelf Project facilities.