Australian operator Santos is set choose engineering, procurement and construction contractors for the planned onshore facility in Darwin, northern Australia, of its Bayu-Undan carbon capture and storage project.

Santos began engaging with EPC contractors in August, and will now receive submissions from interested companies, according to the operator's Expression of Interest document.

Early contractor involvement by three selected parties should begin next month, and full bids for the EPC contract will be due in March 2023.