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Arete Consulting Ltd

Years of operation in O&G industry: 10+ years
Brief company description:
We deliver a broad range of advisory services to the New Zealand Oil and Gas Industry, large energy intensive industries, and overseas oil and gas explorers looking to invest in New Zealand’s E&P environment. Our expertise includes: • strategic/ commercial advice on the New Zealand gas market ( structure, dynamics, demand forecasting, regulation) • Advice on the New Zealand petroleum sector. • Technical/ economic screening/ due diligence of petroleum assets within the broader Asia/ Pacific region. • Our background within production environments also enable us to provide advice and assistance on various corporate and capital projects and systems where outside assistance or independent perspective is sought. To ensure the most appropriate skills are brought to bear for the benefit of clients, we work with a number of highly experienced associates through alliance arrangements covering a range of specialties including; subsurface disciplines, HR, IT, Project Management, Legal Advisors (Contracts, RMA, JVA), and Sustainability. Our New Zealand based clients include the major E&P companies as well as the larger downstream energy users (Fonterra, CHH, Refining NZ, Ballance).
Type of O&G business:
O and G supply chain/support company/organisation or agency
Head office location: Taranaki (NZ)
Other office locations:
Perth, WA (Australia)
Projects in which your company has been significantly involved:
  • Kapuni
  • Kupe onshore
  • Maari
  • Maui
  • Pohokura
  • Coal seam gas/unconventional oil and gas
Other international projects: Chevron Wheatstone, Woodside Browse,
Additional project comments:
Arete Consulting developed and implemented a start-up assurance process for the Kupe project . We also advise clients on the New Zealand gas market in terms of structure, workings, issues, opportunities and forecasts, as well as assisting clients develop input into regulatory workstreams . A number of upstream projects have involved independent technical/ commercial evaluations of opportunities. Oil and gas clients also engage Arete Consulting Ltd for our generalist background and previous experience in the industry that enable our staff to work within client project teams either to provide independent contestable input, or simply to provide a short term resource as part of the organisation's project.
Company association membership/s:
  • OGSTC (Oil & Gas Specialist Technologies Cluster)
  • SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers)
  • Corporate advisory services
  • Planning & costing
  • Specialist O&G consultancy
  • Brokering
  • Entry assessment/technical/appraisal
  • Permitting, regulatory assistance & advice
  • Risk analysis