• Block Offer 2016 tenders now open

    Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has opened the Block Offer 2016 petroleum tender

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    Block Offer 2016 tenders now open
  • Minerals Exploration Data Pack 2016 - Now Available

    NZP&M has launched a new Minerals Exploration Data Pack.

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    Minerals Exploration Data Pack 2016 - Now Available
  • Petroleum Exploration Data Pack 2016 - Now Available

    Our most comprehensive pack yet.

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    Petroleum Exploration Data Pack 2016 - Now Available
  • New Minerals Guidelines

    New guidelines have been developed to assist with mineral permit applications and mineral permit reporting requirements.

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    New Minerals Guidelines
  • 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

Manager Commercial Analysis & Investment at NZP&M, David Darby, reflects on recent conferences and the perception of the NZ petroleum sector.

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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

Focusing on Tier 2 mineral permit holder compliance

12 August 2016
New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals (NZP&M) have announced a plan to support increased compliance amongst Tier 2 mineral permit holders before the end of the year starting with non-compliant permit holders supplying compliance action plans by the end of October.

Second quarterly report halves permit processing backlog

2 August 2016
The historical backlog of minerals permit applications has halved over the last 12 months, according to the second Minerals Approval Performance Report released today.

Block Offer 2016: Deed of guarantee template now available

25 July 2016
The deed of guarantee template for bids for Block Offer 2016 is now available.

Aeromagnetic surveys in Otago and Canterbury

19 July 2016
NZP&M’s aeromagnetic survey project is set to start in northern Otago/southern Canterbury.

Petroleum & minerals fees out for consultation

12 July 2016
MBIE has gone out for consultation about proposed changes to petroleum and minerals fees.

Block Offer 2016: IFB updated

3 June 2016
The Invitation for Bids (IFB) for Block Offer 2016 has been updated, making some wording changes to the original document.