The vessel, connected to the Van Gogh, Coniston and Novara oil fields, is currently ramping-up production again and should reach 10,000 b/d in the next few weeks.
During 2Q, the company plans to start a second phase of infill drilling at Van Gogh, targeting around 10 MMbbl, with first oil scheduled for 4Q.
The semisubmersible Valaris MS-1 will manage the three-well campaign, with drilling expected to start within weeks.
Production from Van Gogh in the WA-35-L permit started in 2010, followed by Coniston and Novara in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
Santos has a 52.5% operated interest in the Van Gogh-Coniston-Novara project, the remainder owned by INPEX.