Not only was the Northern Daily Leader out in the field on Thursday, Santos was also pleased to host a tour for members of NSW Farmers Coonabarabran branch. The 17 strong group, which also included farmers from Baradine, Mendooran, Binnaway and Bugildie, was taken on a five hour bus tour of our field operations in and around the Pilliga.
Staff from Santos’ Land and Community, Water, and Operations teams went along to answer any questions the group might have about our activities.
Stops included Santos’ multi-million dollar state-of-the-art water storage facility at Leewood and the site of the previous water holding ponds at Bibblewindi. The group also visited rehabilitated well sites in the Pilliga, pilot wells on private agricultural land and Santos’ Wilga Park Power Station outside Narrabri, which uses natural gas from coal seams to generate electricity for the local grid.
Mark Rodgers, Santos Principal Advisor for Landholder Relations, said the tour went well, “It’s always good to be able to get groups out in the field and to show them what it is they are hearing so much about. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, so this is a chance for people to have a look, listen to what we have to say, ask the hard questions of our technical staff and then make up their own minds about the industry. I would encourage anyone who has an interest in what we do, to come along on one of our regular tours.”
Santos runs community tours from its Narrabri shopfront on the third Thursday of each month. Tours can be arranged at other times for community and business groups. For more information, or to book a tour contact our Narrabri shopfront on (02) 6792 9035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.