Block Offer 2012
In February 2012, the Government began consultation on the first national Block Offer under the Petroleum Action Plan, Block Offer 2012.
Twenty-five submissions were received – sixteen from iwi and hāpu, and nine from local government. In response to the consultation feedback the two blocks in Taranaki were removed, a number of blocks were redefined and conditions were added for permits granted for a Block in Taranaki (12TAR4) to reflect the Patea River’s importance to Ngati Ruanui.
Consultation report and recommendations [PDF 3.4MB]
Block Offer 2012 was announced on 8 June 2012 and closed on 15 October 2012. Permits were awarded on 11 December 2012. The permits include five onshore permits across Taranaki and five offshore permits across Taranaki Basin, Pegasus Basin and Great South Basin.
|Permit number||Block||Basin||Permit holder / Joint venture|
|54858||12PEG1||Pegasus Basin||Anadarko New Zealand Company|
|54861||12PEG1||Pegasus Basin||Anadarko New Zealand Company|
|54863||12GS2||Great Southern 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|
|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|