Santos sells Barossa interests

Santos sells interest in Barossa

JERA, a subsidiary of Tokyo Electric Power Group and Chubu Electric Power Group, has secured the 12.5 per cent sale in the Barossa project from Santos. The sale saw Santos receive $US327 million (over $462 million) in cash proceeds. The project’s participants now include Santos (50 per cent), SK E&S (37.5 per cent) and JERA (12.5 per cent). Located in the Bonaparte …

Dorado production licence confirmed

The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) has agreed to grant the joint venture a life-of-field production licence (PL) for the four blocks containing the Dorado field. The joint venture, consisting of Carnarvon Energy and Santos, has accepted the PL offer, with a PL to be granted by NOPTA shortly. Once granted, the PL enables …
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Pavo-1 well makes material oil discovery

Santos and Carnarvon Energy have confirmed the Pavo-1 exploration well has a significant oil discovery 46 kilometres east of the Dorado field in the Bedout Sub-Basin, offshore Western Australia. The well was drilled on the northern culmination of the greater Pavo structure and encountered a 60-metre gross hydrocarbon column in the primary Caley member reservoir …
NOPSEMA expands to offshore infrastructure

NOPSEMA approves Mutineer Exeter cessation

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has approved the Mutineer Exeter cessation of production (CoP) environmental plan from Santos. Santos, which is Australia’s largest domestic gas supplier and the operator of the Mutineer, Exeter, Fletcher-Finucane (MEFF) oil fields, applied in December 2021 for the continued operation of these facilities in cessation …
Santos sells Barossa interests

Green light for Barossa drilling, well campaign

The national petroleum regulator has approved Santos’ Barossa Development for its plans to commence a drilling and well campaign in the second quarter of 2022. The company advised that, as part of the approved development, it wants to begin the petroleum activity in production licence NT/L1. The Barossa Development was accepted by the National Offshore Petroleum …
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Bayu-Undan CCS project enters FEED phase

Santos, as operator of the Bayu-Undan offshore gas production facility, has announced entry into the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase for the proposed Bayu-Undan carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.  Read more


WA CCUS/CCS study underway

The Western Australian Government has launched a new study on the opportunities and benefits of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) and carbon capture and storage (CCS) development in WA.  Read more

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Santos, SK E&S sign CCS MOU

Santos, SK E&S, K-CCUS Association, CO2CRC and Korea Trade Insurance Corporation have signed an agreement  to support and collaborate in the development of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage facilities. K-CCUS Association is Korea’s leading organisation for technological development and commercialisation of CCUS. Through the memorandum of understanding (MOU), the organisations have agreed to jointly develop carbon capture …
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Santos seeks approval for Varanus Island

Santos has submitted a revision to the offshore energy regulator regarding the Vanarus Island Hub on the northwest shelf of Western Australia.  The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) received the submission from Santos on 25 January 2022, which is currently still under assessment.  Santos is the operator of the John Brookes, …

Santos books CO2 storage capacity

Santos has announced the booking of a 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage facility in the Cooper Basin, South Australia.  This resource is a subset of the total prospective storage in the basin and follows the final investment decision (FID) on the 1.7 million tonnes per annum (tpa) Moomba carbon capture and storage …