Surat / Bowen Basins

Santos is a major upstream producer in Queensland’s onshore Surat and Bowen Basins, with gas from Santos’ Roma field supplying homes in the region for over 50 years. Santos substantially increased its position in 2005 through the acquisition of the world-class Fairview field and over 4,000 square kilometres of exploration acreage in the Comet Ridge area of the Bowen Basin.

With a large resource base in Queensland and a growing Asian demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG), Santos created the GLNG project in 2007, a pioneering project to convert natural gas, including coal seam gas from the Bowen and Surat Basins, into LNG for export to Asia.

The project involves the development of gas fields in the Bowen and Surat Basins, the construction of a 420 kilometre underground gas transmission pipeline to Gladstone and a two-train LNG processing facility on Curtis Island in Gladstone. 

Outside its interests in the under-construction GLNG project, Santos produces gas from its fields in the Surat and Bowen Basins. In 2015 Santos net production from these fields was 14.3 petajoules of sales gas.

Permits

Surat/Bowen Basins Santos interest (%)
Scotia - PL 176 (domestic) 100*
Denison Trough - ATP 337 and PLA 449 - 451 50
Denison Trough - ATP 1177 50
Denison (conventional) - PL 41 - 45, PL 54, PL 67, PL 173, PL 183, PL 218, PLA 454, PLA 457, PPL 10, PPL 11 50
Spring Gully - ATP 592P and PL 195, PL 203, PLA 414 - 419 4
Spring Gully - PL 200 2.681
Spring Gully - PL 204 0.2

 

GLNG project permits
Roma:  
ATP 336P R and PL 3, PL 6 - 11, PL 13, PL 93, PL 309, PL 310, PL 314, PL 315, PLA 478, PLA 479 30*
ATP 631P and PLA 281, PLA 282 24.6*
ATP 655 P 30*
ATP 665 P 30*
ATP 708 P 30*
Fairview and Arcadia:  
ATP 526P and PL 90 - 92, PL 99, PL 100, PL 232 - 236, PPL 76, PPL 92 22.8*
ATP 653P and PLA 420, PLA 421, PLA 440 22.8*
ATP 745P 22.8*
ATP 804P 21.2*
Scotia:  
PL 176 30*
ATP 803P 30*
ATP 868P 30*
Facilities:  
Comet Ridge to Wallumbilla pipeline - PPL 118 30*
Fairview laterals - PPL 147, PPL 148, PPL 164 30
Roma lateral - PPL 148 30
Gladstone Transmission Pipeline - PPL 166 - 168 30
Gladstone LNG plant - PFL 10 30

* Operated by Santos