In addition to being the only Australian partner in Darwin LNG, Santos has a large discovered resource base across Northern Australia that is well positioned to backfill and expand existing LNG infrastructure.
Located at Wickham Point, Darwin LNG is a single train liquefaction and storage facility that commenced production in 2006. The Bayu-Undan production facility, which supplies gas to the plant via a 26-inch subsea pipeline, is located approximately 500 kilometres north-west of Darwin in the Joint Petroleum Development Area of the Timor Sea. The facility includes a central production and processing complex with an associated Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for condensate and LPG products as well as an unmanned wellhead platform.
The opportunity to backfill Darwin LNG is currently being assessed by the partners in the project with the Barossa-Caldita field in the Bonaparte Basin being progressed as the lead candidate (Santos 25%).
Santos’ extensive offshore discovered resource positions across Northern Australia include the Crown-Lasseter discoveries in the Browse Basin (Santos 30%) and the Petrel-Tern discoveries in the Bonaparte Basin (Santos 35 – 40%). This discovered resource base is well positioned to backfill and expand existing LNG infrastructure.
Onshore, the company is focused on further exploring and appraising the McArthur Basin in the Northern Territory, a multi-tcf prospective resource position analogous to US shale plays.
Our focus for this region is to support Darwin LNG backfill, expand our acreage footprint and explore and appraise the McArthur Basin.