Sep 27, 2018

Santos outlines gas expansion plans

Santos outlines gas expansion plans

Santos has outlined its plans to grow gas production to more than 100 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) by 2025, almost doubling current levels of production.

The successful delivery of the Transform-Build-Grow strategy presented to the market in 2016 had now positioned the company for disciplined growth, said Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Gallagher.

“Our strategy has been to establish a disciplined low-cost operating model that delivers strong cash flows through the oil price cycle,” Mr Gallagher said.

“Subject to regulatory approvals, the recently announced acquisition of Quadrant Energy will further reduce our breakeven oil price and deliver operatorship of a high quality portfolio of low-cost, long-life conventional Western Australian natural gas assets.

“It would also give us a leading position in the highly prospective Bedout Basin, including the recent significant oil discovery at Dorado.

“We are now positioned for disciplined growth leveraging existing infrastructure in all five of our assets in the portfolio and are targeting production of more than 100 mmboe by 2025.”

He said the disciplined growth portfolio includes:

  • Barossa backfill to Darwin LNG – targeting FID by the end of 2019.
  • PNG LNG expansion and proposed farm-in to P’nyang.
  • Cooper Basin, GLNG and Eastern Queensland growth.
  • Quadrant acquisition, including Dorado oil.

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