Santos is rethinking the development concept for its delayed US$2 billion Dorado oilfield offshore Australia as the company evaluates how to incorporate its recent Pavo discovery into the project scope.

Preliminary studies were carried out in the last quarter of 2022 to assess the necessary changes to the proposed Dorado floating production, storage and offloading vessel to incorporate the fluids from Pavo into the FPSO, and process and store them along with the Dorado fluids, project co-venturer Carnarvon Energy said.