Italian giant Eni is teaming up with Australian independent Santos to collaborate on opportunities in northern Australia and Timor-Leste, including in carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Santos revealed Monday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Eni, which will see the pair assess potential synergies from sharing infrastructure in the region that could lead to the development of several existing fields.

This will include exploring potential synergies between infrastructure associated with Santos’ Barossa development and Eni’s proposed Evans Shoal development.