Programme

SkyCity Convention Centre Auckland

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PRE-CONFERENCE DAY, SUNDAY MARCH 29, SKYCITY CONVENTION CENTRE

8.30am
REGISTRATION OPENS
Albert Street entrance (only)

 

1.30pm
Pre-conference half dayby invitation only - no MEDIA allowed.

Level 5, Marlborough Rooms

 

PETROLEUM INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN NEW ZEALAND
Jono Weir - Manager, Commercial and Resource Analysis, New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

 

1.35pm
IMPLICATIONS OF THE ONGOING SHALE ENERGY STORY FOR THE ASIA-PAC REGION
Aaron Drew – Principal Economist, Head Auckland Business, NZIER

 

2.00pm
THE NEW ZEALAND OPPORTUNITY: HYDROCARBON POTENTIAL OF BLOCK OFFER 2015
NEW GEOLOGICAL INSIGHTS INTO FRONTIER BASINS 
ENABLED BY SCHLUMBERGER’S MULTICLIENT DATA 

Tristan Allen – Multiclient Manager, Schlumberger

 

2.15pm
AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

Level 5, New Zealand Rooms

 

Delegates return to:

Level 5, Marlborough Rooms

 

3.00pm
FARM-IN OPPORTUNITIES
PRESENTATIONS BY PERMIT HOLDERS WITH FARM-IN/OUT OPPORTUNITIES

 

3.00pm 
OMV

3.15pm 
Todd Energy

3.30pm 
TAG Oil

3.45pm 
NZOG

4.00pm 
Anadarko Petroleum

4.15pm 
Randall C. Thompson, LLC and Hyundai Hysco

4.30pm 
John Sturgess & Associates

4.45pm 
Mosman Oil and Gas

 

5.00pm
WELCOME RECEPTION

Level 5, New Zealand Rooms

Sponsored by Todd Energy

 


MONDAY MARCH 30, SKYCITY CONVENTION CENTRE

Level 4, Auckland Rooms 3 - 4

 

8.30am
OFFICIAL OPENING & WELCOME
Hon. Simon Bridges – Minister of Energy and Resources

 

8.45am
BLOCK OFFER 2015 LAUNCH
Hon. Simon Bridges – Minister of Energy and Resources

 

9.15am
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: NEW ZEALAND - COMPETING ON THE WORLD STAGE
Presentation of a study that indicates where New Zealand sits relative to its competitors in areas including fiscal regime, yet-to-find volumes, exploration success, licensing regime, cost environment, above-ground-risk and commercialisation opportunities. What will the likely levels of future investment be?

New Zealand’s appealing fiscal regime and low above-ground risk makes it an attractive proposition for explorers. The recent entry of Woodside and Statoil and the continued presence of Anadarko are positive signs for New Zealand.

Matt Howell – Wood Mackenzie

 

10.00am
EXPLORING OUR OFFSHORE PETROLEUM FRONTIERS: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM FUNDAMENTAL GEOSCIENCE RESEARCH

  • Mapping and understanding our submerged continent
  • Recent scientific initiatives and insights for petroleum prospectivity

Prof. Mike McWilliamsChief Executive Officer, GNS Science

 

10.30am
MORNING TEA
Level 5, New Zealand Rooms

 


 

11.00am
STREAM A - GEOLOGICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL

Level 4, Auckland Rooms 1 - 2

Chair:  Simon Lange – OMV New Zealand & Australia

 

11.05am
BLOCK OFFER OVERVIEW
Why is New Zealand such a compelling proposition for investment? Following the release of Block Offer 2015, join us for an in depth look at aspects of New Zealand’s petroleum basins, including a look at our working petroleum systems.
We’ll also look at the comphrensive range of technical data the New Zealand government makes available to support the industry - both online and through the 2015 Petroleum Exploration Data Pack.

Jono Weir Manager, Commercial and Resource Analysis, New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

 

11.30am
OFFSHORE TARANAKI BASIN OPPORTUNITIES
Recent drilling results and history of success in the offshore Taranaki Basin might indicate that it has limited remaining potential for commercially significant undiscovered oil and gas.
In this presentation we argue to the contrary and contend that scientific evidence and reasoning supports the case for significant opportunities with copious remaining potential.
Mac Beggs – Geoscience Advisor, New Zealand Oil & Gas

 

11.55am
EXPLORATION CHALLENGES IN THE NORTH TARANAKI BASIN: GEOLOGICAL OR GEOPHYSICAL?
The North Taranaki Graben sits in a proven hydrocarbon province, although no commercial discovery has been made to date.  This presentation outlines the exploration history of the area and the basis for acquiring New Zealand’s first 3D broadband seismic survey.  It will describe new insights derived from this seismic data and will establish a basis for why the previous exploration has been unsuccessful.  With modern data and interpretations workflows we will show why there is now renewed confidence in the potential for hydrocarbons in the area.   

Marjosbet Uzcategui Salazar – Interpretation Geoscientist, Schlumberger

 

12.20pm

IDENTIFICATION OF NON-STRUCTURAL HYDROCARBON ACCUMULATIONS USING CSEM

Controlled source electromagnetics, or CSEM has been used as an exploration tool for over a decade. Certain geologic occurrences can be thought of as a three-dimensional geo-body, such as an accumulation of hydrocarbons. If the accumulation is saturated enough with hydrocarbons it creates a resistivity contrast to the surrounding media and an anomaly can be detected.  This is particularly useful in determining if a reservoir is saturated enough to contain an economic accumulation of hydrocarbons.  A CSEM response is generated in areas where the saturation is at least 55%.  A combination of seismic amplitude variations and a CSEM anomaly can distinguish saturated gas reservoirs from under-saturated or “fizz gas” accumulations.  As more CSEM data is acquired, anomalies related to the presence of hydrocarbons are detected in places that leave no doubt that there is a stratigraphic or undetectable structural trap present.  In some cases, further analysis of the data can lead to the re-positioning of exploration wells. 

  • CSEM is an independent measurement
  • CSEM is sensitive to saturation - de-risk seismic AVO
  • CSEM is sensitive to volume – portfolio optimization
  • CSEM is can de-risk stratigraphic prospects – find additional resources

Allan Filipov – Asia Pacific Multi-Client Director, EMGS Asia Pacific Labuan

 

12.45pm
POSTER 1 INTRODUCTION
Stuart Henrys – Principal Scientist, GNS Science

 


 

11.00am (running concurrently with Stream A)

STREAM B - REGULATORY AND COMMERCIAL

Level 4, Auckland Rooms 3 - 4

Chair:  David Coull – Partner, Bell Gully

 

11.05am
CO-ORDINATING THE REGULATORY JIGSAW

New Zealand rates favourably on the international stage as a petroleum regulatory regime, but responsibilities for regulation are shared across many agencies. Plotting your course to success in the petroleum industry requires a solid understanding of the government’s engagement with, and regulation of, the sector.
James Stevenson-Wallace – General Manager, New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

 

11.30am
WE’RE HERE TO HELP: FACILITATED REGULATORS PANEL Q&A SESSION

Ian Angus – Department of Conservation
Melanie Smith – Acting National Manager, Minerals, New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals
Rob ForlongCEO, Environmental Protection Authority
Brett MurrayGeneral Manager, High Hazards & Specialist Services, Worksafe NZ
Glenn WigleyDirector, Ministry for the Environment
Facilitated by David Coull

 

12.20pm
TAX AND ROYALTY ISSUES ACROSS THE PETROLEUM PATHWAY
Income taxes and royalties are very significant expenditures in any successful New Zealand petroleum venture. Successfully managing their costs and risks can have a huge impact on economic outcomes. The paper will cover the treatment of income and expenditure, and the key risks, under the income tax and petroleum royalty regimes across each stage of the petroleum pathway: 

  • Screening
  • Assessment
  • Exploration
  • Appraisal
  • Production
  • Optimisation

Brent Hulbert –  Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

 

12.45pm
POSTER 2 INTRODUCTION
Malcolm Clark – Principal Scientist, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

 

12.55pm
LUNCH
Level 5, New Zealand Rooms

 


 

1.50pm

STREAM A - GEOLOGICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL

Level 4, Auckland Rooms 1 - 2

Chair:  Eric Matthews – New Zealand Exploration Manager, AWE

 

1.55pm

DEEPWATER TARANAKI BASIN EXPLORATORY DRILLING RESULTS

The exploratory well Romney-1 was drilled 2013-2014 in Deepwater Taranaki Basin. Analytical data suggests the presence of thermally mature source beds, fluvio-deltaic sand reservoirs, as well as intra-formational seals. Post-well evaluation of data provides clues to the reason for the unsuccessful result of the well.
Main subjects to be presented are:

  • Mapped Romney Prospect and exploration objectives
  • Drilling results and final well status
  • Post-well evaluation findings

Freyd Rad – Petroleum Geoscientist, Anadarko Petroleum

 

2.25pm
THE PETROLEUM PROSPECTIVITY OF REINGA BASIN, NW NEW ZEALAND
An assessment of the petroleum prospectivity of the Reinga Basin based on newly acquired seismic and sample data. This presentation uses recent analytical results from samples collected during a dredge survey of the Reinga Basin in 2013 to help constrain seismic interpretations, paleogeographies and petroleum systems in the region. We review petroleum plays and outline critical elements of the petroleum system.

  • This presentation uses analytical results from samples collected during a recent dredge survey of the Reinga Basin to constrain seismic interpretations, paleogeographies and petroleum systems in the region. 
  • A review if the petroleum plays draws on an interpretation of recently released seismic reflection data, basin models and revised paleogeographic maps
  • Critical elements of the petroleum system and exploration risks are outlined

Vaughan Stagpoole – GNS Science

 

2.50pm
CARAVEL-1:  LESSONS LEARNED IN THE DEEPWATER
Caravel-1 was the first well to be drilled in the Deepwater Canterbury Basin and targeted post-rift basement-derived Upper Cretaceous sandstones. We present results of the drilling, a discussion on post-drill evaluation and comment on lessons learned including:

  • The potential for high-quality Cretaceous reservoir sands basinward of the shelf
  • The nature and lithology of the Neogene section as it relates to seal capacity and reservoir potential
  • Other unexpected outcomes, including a potential new source rock

Steve BlankeSenior Geological Advisor, Anadarko Petroleum

 

3.20pm
POSTER 3 INTRODUCTION
Andy Nicol – Structural geologist, University of Canterbury

 


 

1.50pm (running concurrently with Stream A and C)
STREAM B - STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

Level 4, Auckland Rooms 3 - 4

Chair:  Bridget Abernethy – Shell

 

2.00pm
UNDERSTANDING AND INCORPORATING TE AO MAORI
Māori are the tangata whenua or indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand.  Māori share strong cultural, spiritual and economic ties to their traditional land and resources.  Important principles of kaitiakitanga (guardianship), wairuatanga (spiritual essence binding Māori to the land, sea and air), whakamana I te tangata (respect), whakapapa (kinship), rangatiratanga (authority), manaakitanga (mutual respect) and kotahitanga (unity) form the backbone of Te ao Māori (the Māori world view).  Operators in New Zealand need to actively engage with Māori and do so within this context. 
Debbie Ngawera-Packer – Ngāti Ruanui

 

2.25pm
ONSHORE TARANAKI SUCCESS STUDY: TAG OIL AT CHEAL – 2300 BOEPD, 1200 TJ P.A.
The Cheal oil field is a stand-out example of a successful onshore New Zealand, multiple zone, shallow oil and gas operation.
TAG Oil achieved the result with a successful iwi engagement with Ngāti Ruanui and also neighbouring landowners.
Max Murray – Country Manager, New Zealand, TAG Oil

 

2.50pm
PERSPECTIVES FROM A SISTER SECTOR: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AT WAIHI
Multi-national gold mining company Newmont is one of New Zealand’s big success stories as both an enduring large-scale miner and as a leader in community engagement. Mining in the town of Waihi in the picturesque Coromandel, the new Correnso underground mine extension.

  • Mistakes from the past and lessons for today
  • Advice for the oil and gas sector
  • Managing opposition and the media

Kit Wilson – External Affairs Coordinator, Newmont Waihi Gold

 

3.20pm
POSTER 5 INTRODUCTION
Helen Neil – Marine Geologist, Ocean Sediments Group Manager, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

 

 

1.50pm (running concurrently with Stream A and B)

STREAM C - GEOLOGICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL

Level 5, Marlborough Rooms

Chair:  Rob Funnell – GNS Science

 

1.55pm
IMPROVING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF MARINE GAS HYDRATE DISTRIBUTION - PEGASUS BASIN
A 3D geological and fluid flow model of the Pegasus Basin is presented based on available data.  This model uses results from fluid flow studies to aid understanding of gas hydrate formation processes.  This presentation will give an update on this project and discuss some of the key challenges involved in constructing such a model from sparse data. The following three points summarise the state of this research project: 

  • We have picked key reflections from regional 2D seismic datasets and have used geological modelling software to generate a chrono-stratigraphic model from these horizons.
  • We have depth-converted the horizons using published seismic velocities derived from pre-stack depth migration.
  • We are investigating ways to incorporate prominent fault systems and lithological variability into the model.

Gareth Crutchley – Gas Hydrates Geoscientist, GNS Science

 

2.25pm
SEISMIC ACOUSTIC MONITORING RESULTS IN PEGASUS BASIN, NEW ZEALAND
In early 2014 Anadarko acquired 4500km of 2D seismic data in the Pegasus Basin to support exploration. To fulfil Department of Conservation (DOC) requirements regarding marine mammal disturbance from seismic sources, sound transmission loss modeling was incorporated into Environmental Impact Assessment desktop study. Additionally, an acoustic monitoring survey was conducted to ground-truth the results of the desktop study. Results indicate actual noise decay was far less than desktop model predictions, suggesting a model showing sound levels at or below required levels in all mitigation zones should be sufficient in proving noise level compliance with regards to DOC’s Code of Conduct for Minimising Acoustic Disturbance to Marine Mammals from Seismic Survey Operations.  

Derek Folger – Senior Geophysicist, Anadarko Petroleum

 

2.50pm
A WINDOW INTO NEW ZEALAND’S PETROLEUM BASINS?  IMAGING FLUID SEEPS USING WATER-COLUMN BACKSCATTER DATA
Seafloor seeps and water column flares occur widely offshore the North Island’s east coast. This presentation covers seep mapping technology, seep distribution, and research to characterise gas source, flux and dispersal. 
Joshu Mountjoy – Marine Geologist, NIWA

 

3.20pm
POSTER 4 INTRODUCTION
Kari Bassett – Senior Lecturer in Sedimentology & Basin Analysis, University of Canterbury

 


 

3.25pm
AFTERNOON TEA

Level 5, New Zealand Rooms

 

All delegates return to:

Level 4, Auckland Rooms 3 - 4

 

4.00pm
FAST FIRE: 10:10:10 – ASSET OPTIMISATION
Three speakers from a range of the country’s producing assets provide a 10-minute update each, followed by a group question time of 10 minutes.
Delegates can expect to hear an asset-specific update from each operator plus a discussion on some of the issues in this area impacting the industry:

  • Maintenance shutdowns and scheduling
  • Plant reliability and HSE performance
  • Increasing production
  • Operating costs as a metric

Andrew Jefferies – VP Exploration and ProductionNew Zealand Oil & Gas
Harry CrightonGroup General Manager, Greymouth Petroleum
David RobinsonChief Executive Officer, New Zealand Energy Corp.
 

4.40pm
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: DE-ESCALATING THE FRACKING WARS: A COLORADO PERSPECTIVE
Colorado is undoubtedly at the center of U.S. controversy about oil and gas development and Tisha Schuller stands at the cross-roads.  A geologist and environmental scientist with a history of environmental activism, Tisha has represented oil and gas interests in Colorado for the last 5 years.  On her watch, the Colorado Oil & Gas Association has built a comprehensive community outreach approach, an industry ambassadors educational series, and an emerging leaders program called EnGen.  In this fun and engaging talk, we will explore what worked, what was disastrous, and how we can all be a part of creating an environment where we can produce the energy that we require and that is transforming the world as we know it.
Tisha SchullerPresident & Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Oil & Gas Association

 

5.30pm
NETWORKING DRINKS

Level 5, New Zealand Rooms

Sponsored by Halliburton

 

7.00pm
NEW ZEALAND PETROLEUM INDUSTRY GALA DINNER

Level 4, Auckland Rooms 3 - 4

The New Zealand Petroleum Industry Gala Dinner is the annual showpiece dinner of the New Zealand petroleum industry.
Enjoy fine food and wines and spend the time networking with colleagues and new associates while a range of entertainment unfolds.
A short presentation is made for The Petroleum Sector Hall of Fame during the evening.

Sponsored by New Zealand Oil & Gas

 


TUESDAY MARCH 31, SKYCITY CONVENTION CENTRE

Level 4, Auckland Rooms 3 - 4

 

8.30am
OPENING REMARKS FROM THE DAY TWO MC

Rachel Smalley

 

8.45am
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: MYTHS ABOUT MARINE SEISMIC SURVEYS ARE NOT FACTS
When were perceived issues, catchy slogans or headline grabbers allowed to become ‘fact’? This presentation explores the myths that dominate the seismic survey debate and uses simple facts and science, to demonstrate how these myths are false.

  • Scientific principles of attenuation of sound in water
  • Environmental assessment and regulation of marine seismic surveys

John Hughes – Geophysical Operations Adviser, The Norwood Resource

 

9.30am
SCHLUMBERGER: TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION ADDRESSING GLOBAL ENERGY CHALLENGES

Aparna Raman – Geomarket Manager & Managing Director, Schlumberger Australia

 

10.00am
LEADERS’ PANEL: 10-YEAR SWOT ANALYSIS
Hear from a broad range of operating petroleum companies in New Zealand around their view on the 10-year outlook for petroleum exploration and production in this country. Industry expert John Kidd takes a mix of: established producers; new entrants; and, New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals through a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis of the petroleum landscape.
Rob Jager – Shell
Peter Zeilinger – OMV
Brynjulv Kløve – Statoil
James Stevenson-Wallace – New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals
Paul Zealand – Origin Energy

FACILITATOR: John Kidd – Director, Head of Research, Woodward Partners

 

10.50am
MORNING TEA

Level 5, New Zealand Rooms

 


 

11.20am
STREAM A - GEOLOGICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL

Level 4, Auckland Rooms 1 - 2

Chair:  Mac Beggs – Geoscience AdvisorNew Zealand Oil & Gas 

 

11.25am
PROSPECTS FOR OIL FROM CRETACEOUS–EOCENE COALY SOURCE ROCKS IN NEW ZEALAND FRONTIER BASINS, WITH ANALOGUES FROM KUTEI BASIN, INDONESIA
This presentation reviews the paraffinic oil potentials of coaly rocks in Taranaki, Great South, and Canterbury basins to provide benchmarks of source rock quality for equivalent-age coal measures in New Zealand’s more frontier regions. It also presents comparisons to Miocene coaly source rocks and modern analogues in the Kutei Basin, as well as evidence in support of the turbidite source rock play in Deepwater Taranaki Basin. This presentation reviews: 

  • Key factors for generation and expulsion of oil from New Zealand coaly source rocks
  • Expected quality of mid- and Late Cretaceous, Paleocene, and Eocene coaly source rocks in New Zealand frontier basins
  • Comparison with coaly source rocks and analogues in Indonesia's prolific oil producing Kutei Basin

Richard SykesPrincipal Scientist, GNS Science

 

11.50am
SOUTHERN TARANAKI BASIN REVISITED: INSIGHTS FROM 3D BASIN MODELLING
High resolution re-mapping and structural modelling of southern Taranaki Basin has enabled us to develop a new generation of basin models. Heat flow and fault property model scenarios are used to review concepts for the formation of petroleum accumulations in this region, and in particular to reassess risks related to:

  • Basement terranes and their impact on heat flow and source rock maturation
  • Change in basin architecture, tectonic regimes, and fault migration

Karsten Kroeger Senior Scientist, GNS Science

 

12.15pm
3D BASIN MODELLING, OFFSHORE CANTERBURY BASIN
A comprehensive offshore Canterbury Basin evaluation study had been undertaken in 2014 by operator NZOG and their partner in PEP 52717, Beach Energy, in collaboration with GNS. 

  • Regional structural mapping, evaluation of petroleum elements, and facies analysis has been integrated with a model of the thermal evolution of the basin to produce a calibrated 3D burial history, source rock maturation and migration model.
  • Results demonstrate that generation and expulsion of oil and gas from the deep late Cretaceous syn-rift interval is modelled to have occurred from as early as the Paleocene.  Mio-Pliocene shelf margin progradation is modelled to have brought the late syn-rift / early post-rift into maturity to provide a late phase of hydrocarbon expulsion.
  • Current interpretation of the newly acquired Endurance 3D will refine the lithological model in order to identify drilling locations in optimal sites for high charge potential and likelihood for hydrocarbon retention.

Stuart Munday – Senior Staff Geologist, New Zealand Oil & Gas

 

12.40pm
POSTER 6 INTRODUCTION
Suzanne Bull – Seismic Interpreter, GNS Science

 


 

11.20am (running concurrently with Stream A)

STREAM B - ENTRY AND NON-TECHNICAL RISK

Level 4, Auckland Rooms 3 - 4

Chair:  Rachel Smalley

 

11.25am
PROSPECTIVITY OF THE WEST COAST, SOUTH ISLAND
Andy Carroll – Director, Mosman Oil and Gas

 

11.50am
RESOURCING AND ENERGISING TRUST: INDUSTRY, THE PUBLIC AND THE REGULATOR
The present study provides an overview of the link between consultation and good governance in developing a collaborative strategy for management of the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone. We compare information and consultation requirements under the regulatory system in Australia for offshore petroleum developments under NOPSEMA with those in New Zealand. To overcome the perception of environmental uncertainty in the development of both onshore and offshore petroleum resources, possible solutions are highlighted:

  • Building trust between stakeholders, which is key to developing workable regulations under EEZ legislation
  • Providing for scope within EEZ legislation to move towards objectives-based regulation and a focus on environmental outcomes
  • Stakeholder participation will help to guide regulatory revision, and develop a more pragmatic interpretation of the regulatory framework

Kate Bromfield – Director and Principal Advisor, Elemental Group

Co-author: Dr Andrew Morgan, Oil Spill Specialist and Senior Marine Scientist, Pendoley Environmental

 

12.15pm
SUCCESS STUDY: THE MANGAHEWA DEVELOPMENT – MASTERING NON-TECHNICAL RISK
Mangahewa is a showcase example of a scale Eastern Taranaki onshore development. Successful community engagement combined with strong downstream commercial strategy has helped underpin the project.
Andrew Clennett – General Manager Operations, Todd Energy

 

12.40pm
POSTER 7 INTRODUCTION
Monmoyuri Sarma – Geoscience Lead, Elemental Petroleum Consultants

 

12.45pm
LUNCH

Level 5, New Zealand Rooms

 


 

1.45pm

STREAM A - GEOLOGICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL

Level 4, Auckland Rooms 1 - 2

Max Murray – Country Manager, New Zealand, TAG Oil

 

1.50pm
INSIGHTS INTO THE RESERVOIR QUALITY OF THE CRETACEOUS TO MIOCENE SEDIMENTS OF THE REINGA/NORTHLAND AND DEEPWATER TARANAKI BASINS: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
Comprehensive sampling from 15 wells and seismic dip lines located close to the shelf margin identifies a suite of mass transport systems in Reinga/Northland and Deepwater Taranaki Basins of northwest New Zealand, including Cretaceous delta complexes, Miocene channels, and Miocene deepwater turbidites. 
Rob GaterSedimentologist, CGG

 

2.15pm
HYDROCARBON CHARGE TO THE TUI AND MAUI FIELDS
Previous studies have indicated the potential for oil expulsion from depocentres west of the Maui and Tui fields, with gas expulsion from the Egmont Trough to the east of Maui. However drilling results from the last ten years have not supported effective oil charge on the Western Platform, and a new model is presented which takes account of the complex structural history of the Maui – Tui area. In this model it is proposed that the oil and gas in both fields has migrated from the Egmont Trough, with an early phase of oil migration and a later phase of gas charge.
Eric Matthews – New Zealand Exploration Manager, AWE

 

2.40pm
EXPLORING NEW ZEALAND'S FRONTIER BASINS
Seismic data from frontier basins have been acquired for many years providing new understanding of geology and petroleum potential. Companies are now using this data and knowledge as a base for exploration programs. This paper outlines some of the new ideas that have arisen.
Chris Uruski – New Ventures Team Leader, OMV New Zealand

 

3.15pm
BUILDING ON SUCCESS; THE MAARI GROWTH PROJECT
The Maari Growth Project commenced in late 2012 with the acquisition of the Maari 3D seismic survey and continued with the Kan Tan IV drilling the Manaia-2 appraisal well and the Whio-1 exploration well.  Infill / new field development drilling commenced with the Ensco 107 in April 2014 and is ongoing today. 

  • The logistics and organisation required to mobilise and run two off-shore drilling rigs simultaneously in New Zealand waters
  • The facilities modifications to process this new production stream
  • The changes to the reservoir management plan and a summary of the results of drilling

Carey Mills – Geologist, OMV New Zealand

 


 

1.45pm (running concurrently with Stream A)

STREAM B - ENVIRONMENTAL

Level 4, Auckland Rooms 3 - 4

Rachel Smalley

 

1.55pm
THE EPA AND THE EEZ: TWO YEARS ON
Two years on from the country’s new oceans law coming into force, industry, submitters and regulators take stock of the new regime, its administrator and what further changes are waiting in the wings.

  • EEZ Act: reflections on the original purpose of the Act and whether this has been implemented
  • EPA hearings: lessons from TTR/OMV/STOS/CRP hearings; process and cost issues; and likely changes, improvements
  • Collaboration and comparison:  the EPA’s international collaboration; the Ginger Group; and, how the New Zealand regulator compares to offshore jurisdiction.
  • RMA reflection

This session features a presentation followed by a panel discussion comprising various stakeholders and industry members.

 

2.00pm
PRESENTATION
Kerry Prendergast – Chair, Environmental Protection Authority

 

2.30pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: THE EPA AND THE EEZ: ANALYSING THE NEW PROCESSES IN PRACTICE
Chris Kilby – Shell
Gary Taylor – Environmental Defence Society
Dan Govier – SLR Consulting
Patrick Teagle – OMV
Rob Forlong – Environmental Protection Authority
Bernie Napp – Straterra

FACILITATOR: Brigid McArthur – Greenwood Roche Chisnall

 

3.40pm
AFTERNOON TEA

Level 5, New Zealand Rooms

 

All delegates return to:

Level 4, Auckland Rooms 3 - 4

 

4.05pm
STUDENT PROGRAMME PRESENTATION
POSTER WINNER

 

4.10pm
MAUI AND POHOKURA: GAME-CHANGERS IN NEW ZEALAND. EYEING UP THE NEXT ONE

The discovery of the Maui oil and gas field in 1969 and more recently Pohokura in 2000, have all turned into game-changers in the New Zealand petroleum scene. Shell is now embarking on exploration activities both near-field at Maui, and also out into new frontiers, looking for the next game-changer. 

Rob Jager – Chairman, Shell New Zealand

 

4.40pm
THE POTENTIAL TRANSFORMATION OF NEW ZEALAND'S ECONOMY

Achieving economic step-change is one of the prizes of successful petroleum exploration for an economy such as New Zealand’s.

Shamubeel Eaqub – Principal Economist, NZIER

 

5:05pm
CLOSE OF ADVANTAGE

Cameron Madgwick – Chief Executive Officer, PEPANZ