Santos has explored for oil and gas in the north-east of South Australia since 1954 and south-west Queensland since 1962. Today the Cooper Basin development is Australia’s largest onshore resource project with an active exploration program maintained.
Santos produces sales gas, ethane, crude oil and gas liquids from the basin. Sales gas and ethane are processed at both the Moomba and Ballera plants, with liquids transported to Port Bonython for crude oil and gas liquids processing. Moomba is located close to the original oil and gas discoveries and over time activity has fanned out from Moomba to the point where there are now fields more than 100 kilometres away.
Ballera is located onshore central Australia, south-west Queensland, approximately 90 kilometres east of the South Australia-Queensland border and about 950 kilometres north of Adelaide.
South-west Queensland crude oil is processed at Jackson and then transported to the Lytton terminal in Brisbane for distribution to customers.
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