Oil and gas operations

This page has the decision reports for granting or declining previous notified and non-notified marine consent applications since 2013.

The decision reports for all marine consent applications made by oil and gas operators are covered in this section.

Where an operator has also applied for discharge consent separately from the marine consent application, the discharge consent will sit under the "Discharge of harmful substances" section and be linked to the marine consent in this section.  

All other documents relating to the marine consent application, including decision maker correspondence, submissions (if any), evidence, and all documentation relating to the hearing (if held), are not available on this website.

These documents can be requested using the Official Information Act process.

 

OMV New Zealand Limited Plus

Amendment to OMV New Zealand Limited’s marine consent for activities associated with their exploration and appraisal drilling programme

On 8 March 2019, we issued an amended marine consent to OMV New Zealand Limited to correct minor errors in the definition of ‘cuttings’ and Conditions 11b, 16a, 24 and 24a and 28c(i) of the marine consent.

The amendments to the marine consent do not affect the decision made by the OMV New Zealand Limited Decision-making Committee on 15 January 2019.

View the minor correction memorandum (pdf 106KB)

View the amended marine consent EEZ200010 (pdf 369KB)

Non-notified marine consent application for their exploration and appraisal drilling programme

On the 15 January 2019, the Decision-making Committee (DMC) appointed by the EPA granted subject to conditions consent EEZ200010. The marine consent is for activities associated with an exploration and appraisal drilling programme within OMV New Zealand Limited’s permit areas offshore Taranaki.

Decision report EEZ200010 (pdf 1.52MB)

Marine consent EEZ200010 (pdf 432KB)

Public notice EEZ200010 (pdf 208KB)

Notified marine consent application completing its Maari field drilling programme offshore Taranaki 

On 15 December 2015, the Decision-making Committee (DMC) appointed by the EPA granted consent EEZ000007. 

Decision report including marine consent EEZ000007 (pdf 981KB)

Public notice EEZ000007 (pdf 153KB)

Non-notified marine consent application for drilling an exploration well, Whio-1, in the Taranaki Basin

On 29 August 2014, the Decision-making Committee (DMC) appointed by the EPA granted consent EEZ0202OMV.

Decision report EEZ0202OMV (pdf 510KB)

Marine consent EEZ0202OMV (pdf 179KB)

Public notice EEZ0202OMV (pdf 129KB)

After receiving the marine consent in September 2014, OMV requested the EPA change condition 12. This request was granted on 23 December 2014, and a revised marine consent was issued to OMV. 

Decision report on change of condition EEZ0202OMV Revision 1 (pdf 173KB)

Marine consent EEZ0202OMV Revision 1 (pdf, 180KB)

OMV Taranaki Limited Plus

Notified marine consent applications for continuing offshore activities associated with the Māui natural gas field

OMV Taranaki Limited was formerly Shell Taranaki Limited (formerly Shell Todd Oil Services Limited).

On 4 June 2015, the Decision-making Committee (DMC) appointed by the EPA granted consent for 35 years, for activities associated with the Māui natural gas field offshore Taranaki. 

Decision report including marine consent EEZ000010 (pdf, 1MB)

Public notice for EEZ000010 (pdf, 108KB)

Non-notified marine consent applications for drilling the Ruru-2 and Māui-8 exploration wells in the South Taranaki Bight

On 10 september 2014, the Decision-making Committee (DMC) appointed by the EPA granted consent for three years, to drill the Ruru-2 and Māui-8 exploration wells in the Māui natural gas field offshore Taranaki. 

Marine consent EEZ0201STO (pdf, 262KB)

Decision report EEZ0201STOS (pdf, 668KB) 

Public notice for EEZ0201STO (pdf, 76KB)