Santos Ltd is a Public Company that is ranked number 91 out of the top 2000 companies in Australia. The company generates the majority of its income from the Oil and Gas Extraction in Australia industry.

In 2016 the company generated total revenue of $3,929,201,000 including sales and other revenue. In 2016 Santos Ltd had 2747 employees in Australia including employees from all subsidiaries under the company's control.

The Chief Executive of Santos Ltd is Mr Kevin Gallagher whose official title is Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director. The Chairman of Santos Ltd is Mr Peter Coates whose official title is Executive Chairman. 

Santos Limited's operations focus on the exploration, development, production, transportation and marketing of hydrocarbons. Santos operates predominately in Australia but also has operations in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Bangladesh.


The company's major development projects include:

  • GLNG - A joint venture project with PETRONAS, Total of France and KOGAS of South Korea which will be involved in the piping of coal seam gas from Santos' Queensland fields to a plant in Gladstone where it will be converted into liquefied natural gas and shipped throughout the world. Production is expected to begin in the second half of 2015.
  • PNG LNG: A joint venture project with ExxonMobil, the Hides gas field is located in the Papua New Guinea highlands, with the development to include a pipeline to a proposed LNG plant near Port Moresby. The field was discovered in 1987, production started in April 2014 and the first export shipment was launched in May.
  • Bayu Undan/Darwin LNG - A joint venture project with ConocoPhillips. INPEX, Eni, and Tokyo Timor Sea Resources located 

Santos is also proceeding with the development of the Moomba Carbon Storage project, which involves the capture of all carbon dioxide separated during gas processing operations at Moomba, transporting and injecting the CO2 into depleted oil and gas fields in the Cooper Basin.


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