• Public searching of the Online Permitting System

    NZP&M has launched a public search feature on its new Online Permitting system.

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    Public searching of the Online Permitting System
  • NZP&M Block Offer 2015

    Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today opened the Block Offer 2015 tender for petroleum exploration permits.

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    NZP&M Block Offer 2015
  • Data Pack 2015 Now Available

    Our most comprehensive pack yet, featuring 11 exciting new projects.

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    Data Pack 2015 Now Available
  • The Core Store

    The National Core Store houses both petroleum and minerals core, and has fit-for-purpose viewing facilities.

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    The Core Store
  • Public information factsheets

    Find out more about how the government manages New Zealand's oil, gas and minerals industry

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    Public information factsheets

In Focus

[image] James Stevenson-Wallace. NZP&M Editorial

New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals (NZP&M) has stewardship of New Zealand’s government-owned oil, gas, mineral and coal resources.

Under the Crown Minerals Act and the minerals programmes for petroleum and minerals, we consult with all relevant iwi and hapu in relation to certain permit activity.

[internal link] How the government manages the industry. How the government manages the industry
Multiple government agencies, together with regional and district councils, share the responsibility for regulating petroleum and minerals activities in New Zealand. This activity is carefully managed at every step.

Latest news

Global geological workshop comes to New Zealand

21 April 2015
The American Association for Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Geosciences Technology Workshop is being held in Wellington.

NZP&M rolls out new Online Permitting System

1 April 2015
The first phase of New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals (NZP&M) new Online Permitting System has been launched today.

Block Offer 2015 Release Areas announced

30 March 2015
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has opened the Block Offer 2015 tender for petroleum exploration permits.

Block Offer 2016 Nominations open

30 March 2015
Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges has announced that industry nominations for Block Offer 2016 are open.

Government launches 2015 Petroleum Exploration Data Pack

3 March 2015
New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals has released its 2015 Petroleum Exploration Data Pack.

Past NZP&M Conference Papers now available

21 January 2015
Petroleum conference papers from events prior to 2013 can now be accessed from the Online Exploration Database.