Santos Northern Territory Operations

Australian-owned natural gas company Santos is operator of three exploration permits - EP 161, 162 and 189 - in the Northern Territory’s McArthur Basin and Beetaloo Sub-basin, east and north-east of Daly Waters. Early-stage exploration activity in EP 161 in 2014, 2016 and 2020 indicated a vast gas resource with the potential to stimulate the development of new local industry as well as help meet east coast and international demand for clean energy. However, further exploration and appraisal work needs to occur before the commerciality of the resource and a development plan can be determined. Santos’ exploration program for 2021 is focused on EP 161, where commencing 2Q the company is aiming to undertake drilling and hydraulic fracturing of two horizontal wells.   Santos is also planning two horizontal wells in the South Nicholson for 2022, an analogous play to the McArthur-Betaloo.


Santos has also been undertaking early-stage exploration in the Amadeus Basin, south of Alice Springs, since the early 2010s. Ongoing exploration for potential new conventional gas fields, if successful, could lead to a development project and an associated increased need for local services.

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NT Australia (Onshore)
Exploration
SANTOS LTD

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Industry Capability Network (NT)
+61 8 8922 9422

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