Block Offer 2012
In February 2012, the Government began consultation on the first national Block Offer under the Petroleum Action Plan, Block Offer 2012.
25 submissions were received – 16 from iwi and hāpu, and 9 from local government. In response to the consultation feedback the 2 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.
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 5 onshore permits across Taranaki and 5 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|