Origin and Contact to merge

Origin and Contact to merge

ORIGIN Energy and its New Zealand subsidiary Contact Energy are to merge, creating one of Australasia's

New Zealand Petroleum Conference, March 5-8.

CONCERN over depleting petroleum stocks worldwide and the solutions New Zealand may offer will be a key

NZ drilling school producing in-demand graduates

NZ drilling school producing in-demand graduates

THE Taranaki Drilling School � established only last June to help combat a shortage of suitably skilled

Drilling

17 FEB 2006
NZ govt may need to reconsider work program requirements: PEPANZ

NZ govt may need to reconsider work program requirements: PEPANZ

THE New Zealand government should do away with all minimum work program requirements if the Offshore

Mitsui joins AWE to increase Tui stake

Mitsui joins AWE to increase Tui stake

MITSUI�S wholly owned subsidiary, Mitsui E&P New Zealand Limited, has joined Australian Worldwide Exploration

TAG finds gas at Supplejack South sidetrack

CANADIAN independent TAG Oil has flowed gas to surface at its sole-risk operation at the Supplejack South-1A

NZ utilities face difficult environment

NZ utilities face difficult environment

GLOBAL ratings agency Fitch Ratings says the outlook for New Zealand energy utilities has worsened this

Crown Minerals bullish on NZ prospectivity but industry more sceptical

Crown Minerals bullish on NZ prospectivity but industry more sceptical

EXTENSIVE seismic surveys being conducted by New Zealand�s Crown Minerals Group, have re-affirmed the

CommComm price controls likely to hurt NZ energy industry

THE New Zealand Commerce Commission�s moves to impose direct price control on gas distribution services

Petroleum Profile: Rick Webber, Austral Pacific Energy

Petroleum Profile: Rick Webber, Austral Pacific Energy

NEW Austral Pacific Energy chief executive Rick Webber aims to make his listed firm one of the best independents

Premium Features

13 FEB 2006
Overseas investors highlight barriers to investment in NZ

Overseas investors highlight barriers to investment in NZ

The recent announcement by Crown Minerals of the lack of uptake of recent blocks offers for offshore

NZ seismic to assess potentially large prospect in difficult terrain

NEW Zealand�s Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences has started a small refraction seismic survey

Swift posts record revenues and production, but NZ reserves declining

HOUSTON�S Swift Energy Company has announced record total revenues and record petroleum production for

Shell to complete Pohokura takeover in April

SHELL New Zealand is set to replace Shell Todd Oil Services in April as operator of Pohokura, the planned

No show for Austral in another Taranaki duster

No show for Austral in another Taranaki duster

AUSTRAL Pacific Energy is plugging and abandoning its latest shallow onshore Taranaki well, Heaphy-1,

Regulatory regime threatens NZ electricity and gas network sector: Standard & Poors

STANDARD & Poor's Ratings Services has downgraded its outlook for New Zealand national electricity grid