Woodside Petroleum

Established in WA: 1954
Woodside Plaza, 240 St Georges Terrace, PERTH, 6000
08 9348 4000
Woodside Petroleum Ltd, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, evaluation, development, production, and marketing of hydrocarbons in Australia and internationally. The company produces liquefied natural gas, pipeline natural gas, condensate, liquefied petroleum gas, and crude oil. Initially Melbourne-based, Woodside was established a year after Australia's first oil discovery, the 1953 Rough Range find near Exmouth. Exploration drilling began in 1967 and major gas and condensate discoveries were made in 1971 at Scott Reef, 425km north of Broome, and North Rankin and Angel, north of Dampier in Western Australia. In 1972, the Goodwyn gas and condensate field was discovered to the west of North Rankin. These fields provided the basis of the $19 billion North West Shelf Project, once Australia's largest resource project. A contract with the State Energy Commission of Western Australia for the supply of domestic gas to industries and homes was signed in September 1980, and deliveries began in August 1984. The NWS joint venture, with Woodside as operator, started shipping LNG in 1989, the first such exports from Australia. In 1996 Woodside relocated its head office to Perth. In 2001 major shareholder Shell sought to take over Woodside but it was foiled when the Australian government blocked the bid. In 2009, production started at the Woodside-operated Pluto LNG project next to the NWS JV facility at Karratha.
Bio last updated 27 Jun 2018

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Share Price

Closing price for the last 90 trading days
Source: Morningstar

BN30 Index

Index = 100 as of 4 Jan 2016
Source: Morningstar

Total Shareholder Return as at 29/06/18

1 year TSR5 year TSR
310thWoodside Petroleum25%6%
722 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar

Share Transactions

$38k Issued
$0 Other
$3k Issued
Total value as at the date of the transaction
Source: Morningstar


th-Woodside Petroleum$5,050.0m
507 listed resources companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

Remuneration from Woodside Petroleum

1stPeter Coleman$7.555m
19thRobert Edwardes$1.668m
43rd​Reinhardt Matisons$1.114m
Ranked by total remuneration from all listed WA companies

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