Hoover Online profile of Santos Ltd

Level 29, Santos House, 91 King William St.
Adelaide 5000, Australia    
Phone: +61-8-8218-5111   Fax: +61-8-8218-5476

Santos should give thanks to the patron saint of the oil and gas business -- the company is Australia's largest onshore oil and gas producer, meeting about a third of domestic gas needs. An independent exploration and production firm, Santos has proved reserves of 724 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company produces 56 million barrels of gas, ethane, oil, and gas liquid a year. It also has interests in a coal production company. The Cooper/Eromanga basins in Central Australia hold the company's core reserves. Santos has interests in all the major oil basins in Australia, including offshore. Santos also operates in Southeast Asia and in the US, where it acquired Texas-based Esenjay Exploration in 2002.

  • Key Numbers

    Company Type: Public

    Nasdaq (SC): STOSY (full quote) (ADR)

    Australian: STO (full quote)
    Fiscal Year-End: December

    2000 Sales (mil.): $834.3
    1-Yr. Sales Growth: 35.2%

    2000 Net Inc. (mil.): $271.3
    1-Yr. Net Inc. Growth: 34.4%

    2000 Employees: 1,631
    1-Yr. Employee Growth: (0.9%)

    Key People

    Chairman: John A. Uhrig

    Managing Director and CEO: John Ellice-Flint 

    General Manager, Finance and Investor Relations: Graeme Bethune