Santos amends Longtom deal with Nexus

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Santos Limited (ASX:STO) has reached an accord with Nexus Energy Limited (ASX:NXS) to amend the agreement relating to the Longtom gas production asset in the Gippsland Basin.

The Longtom asset is 100 per cent owned by Nexus.

Amendments made provide for a revised production profile and pricing structure, as well as a contractual arrangement for additional production from the Longtom area to be processed through a Santos production plant if required.

Nexus CEO Lucio Della Martina says the production profile has been re-aligned to meet future gas supply and demand, increasing the value of Longtom.

Mr Martina says a strategic review of the asset, including growth options, has been inititiated.

Santos generated a net profit of $518 million in the 2012 calendar year.