Santos has explored for oil and gas in the north-east of South Australia since 1954. Today the Cooper Basin development is Australia’s largest onshore resource project with an active exploration program maintained.
Santos produces sales gas, ethane, crude oil and gas liquids from the basin. Sales gas and ethane are processed at both the Moomba and Ballera (South East Queensland) plants, with liquids transported to Port Bonython for crude oil and gas liquids processing.
Moomba is located close to the original oil and gas discoveries and over time activity has fanned out from Moomba to the point where there are now fields more than 100 kilometres away.
The Santos operations in the Cooper Basin in South Australia are on the traditional lands of the Dieri, and Yandruwandha/Yawarrawarrka peoples.