For decades the Māui field was the backbone of the New Zealand energy industry and a vital part of the country's energy supply. The field is now mature but we're taking proactive steps to maximise late-life opportunities. As part of this, we are planning to potentially drill up to six wells from the Māui B platform in the next 2-3 years.
These new wells would be drilled from existing wells, like a branch growing from a tree trunk. To do this, we are looking at using a Jack-Up Rig, which will be installed next to the Māui B platform.
Working closely with key groups and the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), we were granted a Marine Consent for most of this work in June 2015. However we need to submit an additional Marine Consent application to cover the use of the Jack-Up Rig, as this was not covered in the initial 2015 Marine Consent. With a changing rig market and more work done on the project, the Jack-Up Rig has become the preferred rig option as it's more reliable in the ocean and weather conditions around Māui.
Click here to download our 'Making the most of Māui' brochure for more information.
Our 2017 Marine Consent – have your say!
Like the 2015 Marine Consent process, the 2017 Marine Consent for the use of a Jack-Up Rig will involve assessing potential impacts on the environment and how we will eliminate or minimise those impacts.
The Marine Consent process is publicly notified, meaning you can have your say about our application when it is lodged later this year. All details will be available on the EPA website.
Have feedback or a question? We would love to hear from you.
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2015 Marine Consent
In June 2015 the EPA granted a Marine Consent for our activities at Māui. You can read further information about this consent by clicking the links below: