Blue Flames, Black Gold

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The story of Santos

Blue Flames, Black Gold is a story of persistence,  It’s the intrepid wildcatters who ventured into Australia’s dead heart and took a punt on a drilling an oil well in virgin territory.  It’s the Adelaide businessman who dared to dream, and those on the sidelines who watched and scoffed.  It’s two school chums who started an exploration company amidst the oil fervour of 1954 – a company that, 60 years later, would be the biggest in the state.

The history of Santos covers the excitement of exploration and discovery in the 1950’s and 60’s, the boardroom tussles and political wrangles in the 1970’s and 80’s, and the rise of new horizons and techolical developments in the new millennium.  It tells the tale of industrial township tha forms in the remote Australian outback; of Alan Bond’s controversial stock market deal which led to the South Australian government capping shareholdings for 28 years; the construction of the 1,100 kilometre Moomba-to-Sydney pipeline bringing natural gas to Sydney for the first time; and the birth of the Coal Seam Gas industry.

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The story of Santos

Blue Flames, Black Gold is a story of persistence,  It’s the intrepid wildcatters who ventured into Australia’s dead heart and took a punt on a drilling an oil well in virgin territory.  It’s the Adelaide businessman who dared to dream, and those on the sidelines who watched and scoffed.  It’s two school chums who started an exploration company amidst the oil fervour of 1954 – a company that, 60 years later, would be the biggest in the state.

The history of Santos covers the excitement of exploration and discovery in the 1950’s and 60’s, the boardroom tussles and political wrangles in the 1970’s and 80’s, and the rise of new horizons and techolical developments in the new millennium.  It tells the tale of industrial township tha forms in the remote Australian outback; of Alan Bond’s controversial stock market deal which led to the South Australian government capping shareholdings for 28 years; the construction of the 1,100 kilometre Moomba-to-Sydney pipeline bringing natural gas to Sydney for the first time; and the birth of the Coal Seam Gas industry.

Blue Flames, Black gold is not just the story of South Australia’s biggest company but a story that encompasses the social and political history of the state and Australia’s transition to the new energy sources of the future.  It is the story of the pioneers exploring new frontiers.  It is a story of faith and vision and perseverance.

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Weight.740 kg
Dimensions23.36 × 15.2 × 2.5 cm

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