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History in New Zealand

  • 1999    Acquires 30% of Maari oil field

  • 2002    Acquires 10% of Māui gas field. Increases Maari share to 69% and becomes operator

  • 2003    Acquires 26% of Pohokura gas field

  • 2007    Secures Great South Basin (GSB) exploration permits

  • 2008    Maari drilling program begins; Maari wellhead platform and FPSO Raroa arrive

  • 2009    Maari first oil. Drilling of Manaia ERD well

  • 2010    Maari reaches 10 million barrel milestone; acquires ad ditional seismic in the GSB

  • 2011    Secures two additional Taranaki Basin exploration permits

  • 2012    Completes GSB 3D seismic program. Additional permits in Taranaki and GSB

  • 2013    Drills Matuku-1 exploration well and Manaia-2 appraisal well; purchase of the FPSO Raroa by the Maari JV

  • 2014    Start of Maari Growth redevelopment drilling campaign; acquires Kaka 3D and Mohua 2D seismic. Awarded two operated exploration permits: Pegasus Basin and Taranaki Basin

  • 2015    Awarded four exploration permits in Taranaki Basin

  • 2017    Maari Field produces 35 million barrels of oil 

  • 2018    Acquired Shell’s Upstream assets in New Zealand, including interests in Pohokura and Māui and related infrastructure for production, storage and transportation.
  • 2019    OMV agreed to divest its 69% interest in the Maari Field