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NZOG, partners start drilling south of New Plymouth

By Gavin Evans

Sept. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Oil & Gas and its partners have started drilling the Kohatukai-1 exploration well south-east of New Plymouth.

Drilling started yesterday with the objective of testing the Matapo and Mangahewa sands that deliver gas in the Pohokura, Turangi and Mangahewa fields north-east of the city. The well will be drilled to a depth of more than 3,600 metres and is expected to take two months.

NZOG has a 25 percent stake in the permit, as does its parent company Ofer Global Group. Operator AWE owns 12.5 percent, with the balance held by its parent company, Mitsui E&P Australia.

(BusinessDesk)

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