Energy firm Santos has been awarded permits to explore the potential storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) in two offshore basins, off the coast of Western Australia.
The permits – G-9-AP and G-11-AP – will grant Santos access to ‘evaluation and appraisal’ work in Carnarvon and Bonaparte basins alongside its joint venture partners.
By exploring the potential for further CO2 storage sites, Santos hopes to advance development of its three hub carbon capture and storage (CCS) strategy.
In the Carnarvon basin, the permit provides potential storage opportunities beyond Santos’ Reindeer fields, where it has plans for a Western Australia CCS hub at Reindeer and Devil Creek.
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