New Zealand starts process to pick future oil and gas exploration blocks

Offshore staff

WELLINGTON, New ZealandNew Zealand is consulting with local residents in anticipation of awarding oil and gas exploration permits beyond those offered earlier this year.

The New Zealand government said a consultation period involving local authorities and tribal communities will run through the end of October, with tenders for offshore and onshore oil and gas acreage distributed by March.

“The feedback from these groups ensures that any areas of sensitivity are carefully considered before the tender round is finalized,” said Simon Bridges, New Zealand Energy and Resources minister, in the UPI report.

“Successive block offers have shown that operators are looking for long-term opportunities in a mix of mature and frontier acreage, which New Zealand has to offer.”


Share your news with Offshore at

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...