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Who does what in New Zealand's offshore waters?

Image of New Zealand's territorial waters.

In this section you can learn about the roles and responsibilities of central and local government agencies in managing oil, gas and mineral exploration and production in the waters around New Zealand.

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Introduction

Learn about the different areas in NZ's offshore waters - the EEZ, Continental Shelf and territorial waters.

Who does what and when?

See an overview of the responsibilities of central and local government agencies during the various stages.

Role of each agency

Find out more about the roles and responsibilities of each agency in managing petroleum and mineral exploration and production.

Steps to operating in NZ's offshore waters

Learn about the stages and approval processes for operators wanting to carry out exploration and production activities.

Approval process for drilling

Read a summary of the application process for offshore petroleum drilling.

How to find out more

Website links you can use to get more information.