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Greymouth Gas outlines claims against NZ Government

NEW Zealand owned and operated Greymouth Gas Turangi Limited has updated details on its lodgement of High Court claims against the New Zealand Government and its plans to halt offshore oil and gas exploration in the country. The Greymouth claims

Pukatea-1 successfully flows oil in NZ

Australia’s Melbana Energy Limited reports that a successful successful production test has been undertaken at the Pukatea-1 in onshore Taranaki Basin permit PEP-51153 in New Zealand. Melbana said the production test of the Pukatea-1 oil zone found in the Mt.

Melbana reports early oil shows from Pukatea well in NZ

ASX-listed Melbana Energy Limited, formerly MEO, has reported some promising results from the currently drilling Pukatea-1 exploration well in New Zealand onshore permit PEP-51153. Melbana reported that the well penetrated the secondary Mt. Messenger objective, which was encountered two metres

Melbana says NZ well spud is imminent

ASX-listed Melbana Energy Limited report that spudding of the high impact Pukatea-1 exploration well in New Zealand onshore permit PEP 51153 is imminent with the drilling rig being mobilised to site. Melbana said mobilisation and preparatory activities are expected to

TAG’s Cheal exploration well pays off in NZ

TAG Oil Ltd has announced the successful drilling and flow testing of the Cheal-E8 exploration well in the onshore Taranaki Basin in New Zealand. The well will now be tied-in to TAG Oil’s existing infrastructure in the area as a

Aeromagnetic surveys underway in Otago and Canterbury

NEW Zealand Petroleum and Minerals (NZP&M) reports that its aeromagnetic survey in northern Otago/southern Canterbury is scheduled to re-start in early November after a  temporary two week suspension. NZP&M said it is taking a break from surveying to allow time

NZ Permit fees on the rise

THE New Zealand Government has elected to increase petroleum and minerals permit fees despite its resources sector facing difficult times. New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals (NZP&M) reported that following consultation the decision was take raise fee costs to help the

PEPANZ welcomes new marine economy report

THE Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand(PEPANZ) has welcomed a new Statistics New Zealand report that highlights the importance of the oil and gas sector to New Zealand’s marine economy. The report, New Zealand’s marine economy: 2007-13, released