Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Gallagher said Santos delivered record annual production and revenues in 2019, and lower unit production costs, clearly demonstrating the effectiveness of our disciplined, cash generative operating model.
“The year was highlighted by highest ever free cash flow of more than $1.1 billion, record onshore drilling performance, lower unit production costs and significant progress on our diversified portfolio of growth projects.”
“The acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ natural gas assets in northern Australia and Timor-Leste announced in October is fully aligned with our growth strategy to build on existing infrastructure positions and delivers operatorship and control of strategic LNG infrastructure at Darwin.”
“Also in the Northern Territory, better than expected gas flow rates from the ongoing Tanumbirini-1 vertical well test are very encouraging and an important step in Santos’ appraisal of the significant resource potential of the McArthur Basin.”
“Natural gas is forecast to supply a quarter of the world’s total energy demand by 2040 and Santos, with its portfolio of long-life natural gas assets, is well positioned to benefit as we seek to deliver 120 mmboe of production by 2025.”
“We are also investing in projects to lower emissions and assessing the significant potential for carbon capture and storage in the Cooper Basin,” Mr Gallagher said.
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