Santos is one of Australia’s largest domestic gas producers, this year celebrating 60 years of operations. We operate in all mainland Australian states and territories and our growing Asian business has interests in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Vietnam. We employ more than 3000 staff and 4000 contractors.
Founded in Adelaide in 1954, ‘SANTOS’ was originally an acronym for South Australia Northern Territory Oil Search. We began providing natural gas to Australian homes and businesses in 1969 from our Moomba fields in South Australia’s Cooper Basin.
Supply to NSW commenced in 1976 following construction of the Moomba to Sydney pipeline.
We began exploring for natural gas in NSW in 2008, mainly in the areas around Gunnedah and the Upper Hunter. In November 2011, Santos acquired Narrabri-based Eastern Star Gas and the company’s operations in and around the Pilliga.
We are currently undertaking an exploration program in the Narrabri area and proposing a natural gas development, the Narrabri Gas Project, which could supply up to half NSW’s natural gas needs.