Santos has confirmed that it is not currently engaged in discussions with, and has not received a current proposal from, Harbour Energy regarding a change of control transaction for the company

On 14 August 2017 Santos received a confidential, non-binding conditional and indicative proposal from Harbour Energy to acquire all the shares in Santos by way of a scheme of arrangement.

The indicative price was AUD$4.55 per share.  The Board rejected the approach on the basis that the indicative price was inadequate and the sources of funds were uncertain.

Santos said it receives a range of proposals from time to time.