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Consultation activities

Santos holds petroleum titles offshore Western Australia and Northern Territory to support current and future petroleum activities.

All petroleum activities must have an Environment Plan (EP) accepted by the respective Commonwealth, State or Territory Regulator before they can take place.

Santos is required to consult with relevant persons about those activities when preparing each EP. A relevant person includes a person or an organisation whose functions, interests or activities may be affected by the proposed activity.

Feedback from relevant persons is used to refine or change measures proposed to manage activity impacts and risks to a level that is as low as reasonably practicable and acceptable.

Consultation also helps us to identify environmental, social, economic and cultural values and sensitivities that may be affected, in addition to those identified by Santos based on our long-standing operating knowledge in the regions where we operate.

Upcoming activities – Carnarvon Basin

Information about Santos’ planned petroleum activities offshore Western Australia is provided via the links below.

This information is provided to help people learn more about our activities and to help relevant persons provide feedback if they consider their functions, activities or interests may be affected by these activities.

If you consider you may be a relevant person, please contact Santos on 1800 267 600 or by email at to initiate consultation and tell us how you would like to be consulted or if you need additional information. You can also do this by completing the online Relevant Person Nomination and Feedback Form below.

Please let us know if you would like any sensitive information provided by email, by phone or in the online form, or otherwise during the consultation process, to remain private.  If requested, we will ensure this will information remains confidential between us and the regulator and will not be published or otherwise made publicly available (other than as required by law).

Please see our Privacy Notice below on how your feedback will be managed.

Santos consultation obligations

All petroleum activities in Commonwealth waters must have an EP accepted by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) before any activities can take place.

To be accepted by NOPSEMA, an EP must meet the requirements set out in the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 (OPGGS Environment Regulations).

The OPGGS Environment Regulations set out that an EP must (among other things):

  • comprehensively describe the activity to be carried out under the EP
  • describe the environment that may be affected by the activity, including the values and sensitivities of that environment
  • detail and evaluate the environmental impacts and risks for the relevant activity
  • demonstrate that the impacts and risks of the activity will be reduced to as low as reasonably practicable and an acceptable level (and detail the control measures to be used to achieve this)
  • demonstrate that Santos has consulted, in accordance with regulatory requirements, with each relevant person, including those whose functions, interests or activities may be affected by the activities to be carried out under the EP demonstrate that the measures (if any) that Santos has adopted, or proposes to adopt, because of the consultations are appropriate.

Further information about the process for relevant person consultation under NOPSEMA jurisdiction can be found here.

All petroleum activities in Western Australian State waters must have an EP accepted by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) before any activities can take place.

To be accepted by DMIRS, an EP must meet the requirements set out in the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Environment) Regulations 2012 (State Environmental Regulations).

Under State Environmental Regulations, Santos is required to consult with relevant authorities, interested persons and organisations about proposed activities when preparing an EP whose functions, interests or activities may be affected by the proposed activity.

More information about DMIRS’ process for acceptance of State EPs can be found here.

Privacy notice

Santos Limited and their related bodies corporate (collectively, we, our, us or Santos) collect personal information about you (which may include sensitive information about your Indigenous heritage or clan group) that you provide in this form and in any consultation with you. We use this information to engage with you, to receive and respond to any feedback that you provide, to include relevant information in any reports that we prepare, and for the purposes otherwise set out in our Offshore Western Australia Consultation Privacy Policy at Santos will handle your information in accordance with our Code of Conduct, our Confidentiality, IP and Privacy Procedure and Offshore Western Australia Consultation Privacy Policy. You can ask us for a copy of any of these documents by contacting us using the details set out below.

The laws that relate to consultation regarding the EPs may require us to collect personal information about you if your feedback is to be included in any report we prepare (including so that a copy of that report can be provided to you if you request). If you do not provide your personal information, we may not be able to identify you as the person who provided particular feedback (including in any report relating to consultation) or discuss any feedback you have provided with you further.

The information you provide will be collected by or on behalf of us and may be disclosed to other companies in the Santos group, to third parties that help us run our business, or as required by law (including collection and disclosure of information to relevant government agencies and departments to which we are required to provide reports).  Your feedback may also be reflected in our EPs (subject to any non-publication requests, as described above). We may disclose your personal information to recipients that are located outside of Australia, including in Papua New Guinea, and the United States of America.

Our Offshore Western Australia Consultation Privacy Policy and related documents described in this Privacy Notice provide further information about how we store and use, and how you may access and correct, your personal information, and how you can lodge a complaint regarding the handling of your personal information (including how we will respond to that complaint). If you would like to request a copy of any personal information that we hold about you or request that we correct any such information that is inaccurate or incomplete, you can contact us in the following ways:

  • posting a letter addressed to us at 60 Flinders Street, Adelaide;
  • telephoning us on (08) 8116 5000; or
  • sending us an email at

You may request that any information you provide in this form, or during any consultation, not be published (including as part of any EP or related reports). You can make this request by selecting the option in the form below. If you select this option, the information will not be published and Santos may contact you to discuss your wishes.

Relevant person nomination form