Santos has been involved in coal seam gas (CSG) exploration in the north west of NSW since 2008. The company has over 15 years’ experience in CSG in Queensland and has been working productively with rural communities since its establishment, as an oil and gas company in South Australia, over 50 years ago.
Santos’ CSG acreage is the largest in NSW, covering more than 62,000 square kilometres. The company’s exploration leases take in the areas around Narrabri, Gunnedah, Boggabri, Coonabarabran, Quirindi and Scone. View map here.
Santos has its Energy NSW Operations Centre in Narrabri, as well as a shopfront and office in the town’s main business precinct on Maitland Street.
Santos’ Gunnedah office is located on Conadilly Street and doubles as an information and display centre for those wanting to know more about the industry.
Over the next three years, Santos anticipates investing around $500 million on CSG exploration to gather the vital scientific information that will underpin any future decision to progress towards development and production. Santos is committed to developing the region’s CSG resources in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner and in co-existence with agriculture.
Exploration investment in the region over the next three years and potentially beyond will not only provide local jobs and economic growth but will also secure a clean source of energy for decades to come.
Santos understands there is community concern about the CSG industry in NSW. We believe the best way to address this concern is to act transparently, to provide easy access to information on our activities and operations and to encourage enquiries from members of the public.
Our team regularly address community groups and conduct tours of our field sites. If you would like to request further information on Santos or CSG please do not hesitate to call the Energy NSW team on 67 41 5100 or 6792 9035, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.