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Energy In New Zealand 2016

This is the key energy resource document which has all those facts and figures about energy in New Zealand and is produced by thte New Zealand Government (MBIE).

Contents include:

  • Energy Overview
  • Coal
  • Oil and Gas
  • Renewables
  • Electricity
  • Energy Balances
  • Prices

Link to the docoument here:

Taranaki based Spill Control NZ - on latest innovations and acquisitions

By Neil Ritchie

Ballance Shutdown - celebrating successful completion of this major undertaking

By Neil Ritchie

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has successfully completed yet another major maintenance shutdown of its ammonia-urea plant at Kapuni – a project that took a total of nine weeks to complete and cost about NZ$21 million, together with another NZ$11 million or so in lost production.

Production manager John Mckay says a complete plant closure and maintenance programme is huge. 

Below: Shift supervisor Darren Bolger is almost surrounded by a warren of reactor towers, pipes pressure vessels, and stairwells.

Mike Adams - an old hand but the new face of NZEC

By Neil Ritchie

New Zealand Energy Corp chief executive Mike Adams is confident his company will emerge from the current world energy malaise of low oil prices and stagnant markets in better shape than it was two years ago.

“Low world oil prices mean some difficult times but also opportunities,” says the veteran Kiwi oilie.

“There is something fresh about NZEC. We now have no debt; we have a new board, new directors and are earning shareholders’ trust again.

OGST - Looks beyond O&G

As the oil and gas industry feels the pinch of tightening global commodity prices, Taranaki’s multi-disciplined supply chain is proving its agility in the face of change.

The region’s pioneering collaboration of 25 oil and gas supply chain companies, facilitated by regional development agency Venture Taranaki, the Oil and Gas Specialist Technologies group (OGST) is broadening its focus to showcase the transferability and innovative application of its products and services in a range of sectors.

Demystifying the Oil and Gas Industry in NZ

Venture Taranaki has released a non-technical overview of how the oil and gas industry works in New Zealand. "Demystifying the Oil and Gas Industry" is an easy to read document suitable for a wide range of audiences which will help increase understanding of the industry - from exploration to energy supply and exports.

Download here

Elemental Group

The Elemental Group is multinational, multi-lingual and with a global perspective on the diverse energy services it offers. However, it also has a particular passion and focus for New Zealand.

“We have strong petroleum roots and global expertise, right here in New Plymouth. And we have recently expanded into the power, renewables and environment sectors,” says managing director Brett Rogers.

Wealth Beneath Our Feet: Value of the O&G Industry to NZ

Report shows full value of having oil and gas industry in New Zealand

A new report by Taranaki’s regional development agency has found that New Zealand’s oil and gas industry and its supply chain employ 11,720 people – up from 7,700 in 2010 - and injects $2.79 billion into the nation’s economy – an increase from $2.5b in 2010.

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is an international mentoring organisation that has been operating for over 100 years and is active in many countries world-wide.

The BBBS programme is active in New Zealand and Taranaki in particular, largely due to the significant support the programme receives from AWE and the Tui Joint Venture Partners.

Working in the Oil and Gas Industry

The New Zealand oil and gas industry provides a diverse range of jobs and careers, with global opportunities and pay rates that often rank well against other industries.