Rulings

Rulings allow petroleum operators to continue with activities that existed before the EEZ Act came into force.

Rulings apply only to Origin Energy New Zealand Limited, Tamarind Taranaki Limited (formerly AWE), Shell Taranaki Limited (formerly Shell Todd Oil Services) and OMV New Zealand Limited.

You can see the rulings requested by these petroleum operators below.

Beach Energy Limited Plus

Well monitoring activities at KS-2 well

Beach Energy Limited was formerly Lattice Energy.

On 25 February 2019, we provided a ruling to Beach Energy Resources NZ (Kupe) Limited for the placement and removal of a subsea assembly and associated anchoring equipment to monitor the KS-2 well.

Ruling Certificate EEZ500026 (pdf 1.25MB)

Well intervention activities on the Kupe Well Head Platform

On 20 November 2014, we provided a ruling to Beach Energy Resources NZ (Kupe) Limited (formerly Origin Energy New Zealand Limited) for the placement and removal of the wireline Blow Out Preventers, lubricators and associated equipment onto the Kupe wellheads.

Ruling Certificate EEZ0113ORG-R (pdf 92KB)

 

OMV New Zealand Limited Plus

Sidetrack drilling using coil tubing

On 7 March 2018, the EPA provided OMV New Zealand Limited with a ruling for activities associated with coil tubing drilling from the TiroTiro Moana well head platform in the Maari field.

Ruling Certificate EEZ500024 (pdf 274KB)

 

Replacement wave rider buoy mooring system

On 21 September 2017, the EPA provided OMV New Zealand Limited with a ruling for activities associated with the placement and removal of a new wave rider buoy mooring system and the long-term placement of the existing mooring block.

Ruling Certificate EEZ500023 (pdf 102KB)

 

FPSO flowline maintenance

On 16 December 2017, the EPA provided OMV New Zealand Limited with a ruling for activities associated with the maintenance of flowlines connecting the Floating Production, Storage and Offtake facility, Raroa, and the Maari Wellhead Platform

Ruling Certificate EEZ500020-1-R (pdf 82KB)

 

FPSO flowline maintenance

On 9 November 2016, the EPA provided OMV New Zealand Limited with a ruling for activities associated with the maintenance of the flowlines connecting the Floating Production, Storage and Offtake facility, Raroa.

Ruling Certificate EEZ500020-R (pdf 981KB)

 

FPSO mooring line maintenance

On 3 November 2015, the EPA provided OMV New Zealand Limited with a ruling for activities associated with the maintenance of the mooring lines anchoring the Floating Production, Storage and Offtake facility, Raroa, and water injection flowline replacement works.

Ruling Certificate EEZ0119-R (pdf 149KB)

 

Wellhead platform well interventions

On 18 September 2015, the EPA provided OMV New Zealand Limited with a ruling for activities associated with the intervention of the Maari wellhead platform Tiro Tiro Moana.

Ruling Certificate EEZ0116 - R (pdf 1.39MB)

 

Ruling Wave Rider buoy placement

On 30 July 2014, the EPA provided OMV New Zealand Limited with a ruling for activities associated with the placement and removal of a wave rider buoy, 1km southwest of the Maari wellhead platform Tiro Tiro Moana.

Ruling Certificate EEZ0111OMV (pdf 72KB)

 

OMV Taranaki Limited Plus

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

J-Tube sampling activities

On 16 March 2015, we provided Shell Todd Oil Services with a ruling for activities associated with the placement and removal of Remotely Operated Vehicles and accompanying tool basket during J-Tube sampling at the Māui A platform.

Shell Todd Oil Services Ruling Certificate EEZ0117STO-R (pdf 83KB)

Well intervention activities at Māui A and B platforms

On 2 December 2014, we provided Shell Todd Oil Services with a ruling for activities associated with well intervention at both Māui A and B platforms including the placement and removal of equipment and the alteration of sub-seabed production structures.

STOS Ruling Certificate EEZ0114STOS-R (pdf 97KB)

 

Tamarind Taranaki Limited Plus

Tamarind Taranaki Limited was formerly AWE Limited.

Replacement of anode skids

On 16 February 2018, the EPA provided Tamarind Taranaki Limited with a ruling for the replacement of retrofitted anode skids in the vicinity of sub-sea structures identified as needing protection.

Ruling certificate EEZ500025 (pdf 318KB)

 

Disconnection of the FPSO Umuroa from its sub-sea infrastructure and mooring lines

On 31 October 2017, the EPA provided Tamarind Taranaki Limited with a ruling for activities associated with the disconnection of the FPSO Umuroa from its sub-sea risers and mooring lines and their placement on the seabed.

Ruling certificate EEZ500022 (pdf 1.87MB)

 

Pateke-4H Seabed Equipment Installation

On 14 March 2014, the EPA provided AWE with a ruling for activities associated with the installation of equipment at the Pateke-4H wellhead in the Tui Field in the South Taranaki Bight.

Ruling certificate EEZ0110AWE-R (pdf 115KB)