Woodside has defused speculation it is permanently packing up and leaving the site of the Browse LNG precinct on the Kimberley coast.
It says work is scaling down for the cyclone season.
A social media site was flooded with announcements yesterday that all equipment near James Price Point had been removed and the land was being regenerated.
The discussions, posted on anti-gas hub campaign pages, appeared to celebrate the possibility that Woodside was packing up and leaving for good.
A Woodside spokesman says preparations for the cyclone season are underway and crews are demobilising, after completing their main activities this year.
In a written statement, the spokesman says although equipment is being removed, some activities will continue over the wet season and surveying will begin again in 2013, subject to relevant approvals and weather conditions.