Santos is exploring potential liquefied natural gas (LNG) expansion developments for its Darwin export plant in northern Australia after signing a memorandum of understanding with Italy’s Eni.
“The areas of cooperation include assessing the synergies of sharing possible infrastructures associated with gas field developments around Barossa and Evans Shoal, pipeline to Darwin LNG (DLNG) and onshore associated gas processing leading to LNG expansion developments,” Santos said in a statement today.
The pair are also investigating options to re-purpose the Bayu-Undan facilities to extend the life of the project, including a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, subject to the agreement of the Timor-Leste government.
Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher said the MOU built on the momentum for development of northern Australia following Santos’ recent sanctioning of the Barossa gas and condensate project and life extension for Darwin LNG for the next 20 years.
“Eni are already a highly valued partner in the Bayu-Undan project, and this MOU strengthens our collaboration and cooperation,” said Gallagher.