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.
|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|
|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*|
|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