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Block Offer 2012

 

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The blocks offered in 2012 covered 40,198.53 km2 of offshore seabed and 3305.45 km2 of land in Waikato, Taranaki, Tasman, the West Coast and Southland. Land listed under Schedule 4 of the Crown Minerals Act 1991 was excluded from the blocks.

An NZP&M panel has evaluated the bids for each block based on a number of criteria (as set out in the Invitation for Bids), including the bidder’s proposed work programme, technical and financial capability, and corporate profile.

Awarded permits
 


The following permits were awarded on 11 December 2012:

2012 awarded permits map

Permit
number
Block
Basin
Permit holder/Joint Venture

Offshore

54858

12PEG1

Pegasus Basin

Anadarko New Zealand Company

54861

12PEG2

Pegasus Basin

Anadarko New Zealand Company

54863

12GS2

Great South Basin

Shell GSB Limited, OMV New Zealand
Limited and Mitsui E&P Australia Pty Limited

54865

12TAR9

Taranaki Basin

Todd Exploration Limited and Cue
Taranaki Pty Limited

54857

12TAR8

Taranaki Basin

NZOG Canterbury Limited

Onshore

54867

12TAR7

Taranaki Basin

NZEC Manaia Limited and NZOG 38259
Limited

54873

12TAR6

Taranaki Basin

TAG Oil (NZ) Limited

54879

12TAR5

Taranaki Basin

Cheal Petroleum Limited and East West
Petroleum (NZ) Limited

54877

12TAR4

Taranaki Basin

Cheal Petroleum Limited and East West
Petroleum (NZ) Limited

54876

12TAR3

 Taranaki Basin

Cheal Petroleum Limited and East West
Petroleum (NZ) Limited


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Want more information on specific permits?

You can view individual permit details, as well as work programmes, by entering the permit number or company name into our online Permit Search.
 

Next steps

Being awarded an exploration permit is the first of many steps an operator is required to take in order to develop Crown-owned minerals. Should commercially viable reserves be discovered in the process of exploration, a resource could take up to 50 years to produce.

Once an operator is granted an exploration permit onshore or out to 12 nautical miles off the coast, they are also required to apply for any necessary environmental consents under the Resource Management Act 1991, make access arrangements with land holders, and meet health and safety requirements.

 



2012 Block Offer (closed)

Blocks offered
 

Basin
Blocks

Taranaki Basin
 

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Offshore

12TAR9 -   2475.34 km2
12TAR10 - 751.25 km2
12TAR11 - 1181.87 km2
12TAR12 - 1337.45 km2
12TAR13 - 1016.73 km2
12TAR14 - 1363.52 km2

Onshore

12TAR3 -   15.84 km2
12TAR4 -   24.92 km2
12TAR5 -   4.46 km2
12TAR6 -   106.54 km2
12TAR7 -   110.99 km2
12TAR8 -   524.69 km2

 All Taranaki blocks thumbnail  Onshore Taranaki blocks thumbnail
East Coast Basin
 

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Technical poster

Offshore

12EC2 - 2476.5 km2

East Coast block thumbnail

Pegasus Basin
 

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Offshore

12PEG1 - 4272.88 km2
12PEG2 - 2812.10 km2

Pegasus blocks thumbnail

Onshore West Coast Basin (including Murchison Basin)
 

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Onshore

12WC1 - 686.92 km2
12MUR1 - 655.09 km2

West Coast blocks thumbnail

Canterbury Basin
 

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Technical poster

Offshore

12CB1 - 1753.12 km2
12CB2 - 765.66 km2

Canterbury blocks thumbnail

Waikato & Southland Basins
 

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Waikato/King Country
 
Onshore

12WAI1 – 486.6 km2

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Southland Margin
 
Onshore

12STH1 – 1214.08 km2

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 Waikato block thumbnail  Southland Margin block thumbnail
Great South Basin
 

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Offshore

12GS1 - 10,959.58 km2
12GS2 - 8,507.85 km2

Great South blocks thumbnail


Last updated 24 May 2013

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