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To report a serious incident to DPC, as required by Section 85(2) of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000, licensees should phone the serious incident report no: (08) 8463 6666.

Santos Cooper Basin Production and Processing Operations

All regulated activities conducted under the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 (the Act) must have an approved Statement of Environmental Objectives (SEO) in place with which they comply, prepared on the basis of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

Santos Limited has prepared an EIR and Draft SEO for Cooper Basin Production and Processing Operations. These documents relate specifically to the production of oil and gas within the Cooper Basin and were previously approved and gazetted in 2010.

Subject to Part 12 of the Act, a regulated activity can only be conducted if an approved SEO has been developed. Section 14 of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Regulations 2013 requires all approved SEO’s to be reviewed at least once every 5 years. Santos has comprehensively revised both the EIR and SEO documents to ensure changes in operations practices, knowledge, environmental issues and land use are all appropriately addressed, while also addressing potential future production activities within the Cooper Basin land systems.

The Minster for Mineral Resources and energy is seeking public comment, under provisions of the Act, on the following Environmental Impact Report and proposed Statement of Environmental Objectives relative to this proposal:

Copies will also be available upon request from the Department of State Development. For any enquiries please contact Michael Malavazos, Director Engineering Operations, by either email: or mobile: 0401 121 666.

Written submissions must be addressed to:

Attention: Jarrod Spencer
Department of State Development
Energy Resources Division
GPO Box 320, Adelaide 5001
or via email at

Submissions close at 5pm on 28 March 2017