Reindeer approved by Santos
Posted: 7 April 2008
Santos today announced the final investment decision for the Reindeer Gas Project located
offshore Western Australia.
The Reindeer gas field was discovered in 1997 and is located in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore
Western Australia within exploration permit WA-209-P.
First gas is targeted by the end of 2010. Reindeer gas will be produced via an unmanned,
minimum facility wellhead platform located in 65 metres of water. Gas and liquids will be exported
from the platform to a new onshore gas processing plant via a single 105 kilometre pipeline.
The processing plant, to be located at Devil Creek, will have an unspared capacity of 215TJ/day
(gross) and will deliver sales gas and stabilised condensate.
Sales gas will be compressed and
exported to the Western Australian domestic gas market via the Dampier - Bunbury Natural Gas
The Reindeer field proven and probable (2P) reserves are estimated at approximately 485
Petajoules (Santos share approximately 220 Petajoules) of sales gas and 1.6 million barrels
(Santos share approximately 0.7 million barrels) of condensate.
Santos Chief Executive Officer, David Knox said the formal approval of the Reindeer Gas Project
was an important step in monetising Santos' gas resources and highlighted
the positive impact of bringing a new gas supply source into the
Western Australian market.
"It is evident that recent higher gas prices will help to facilitate significant investments in long term
gas supply for Western Australia. Reindeer is a great example of that," said David Knox, Santos CEO.
Santos has a 45 per cent interest in the Reindeer Gas Project. The remaining interest is held by Apache
Northwest Pty Ltd (55 per cent and Operator).
Santos’ share of the Operator's estimated project capital cost is $379 million.