McArthur Basin

The McArthur Basin is located south-east of Katherine, Northern Territory, covering an area of approximately 180,000 square kilometres.  With key technical attributes that are comparable to successful US shale basins, there is a large potential for unconventional oil and gas resources in the Basin.  

Santos has a large footprint in the heart of the McArthur Basin, with interests in three prospective shale gas and oil permits with applications pending for a further two permits. These permits are located near critical infrastructure, such as a major highway, gas pipelines and a railway.


Permits Santos interest (%)
EP 161 50*
EP 162 50*
EP 189 50*
EP(A) 288^ 100*

 *Operated by Santos.

^Application pending for an additional permit.