On 8 March 2018, Tamarind Taranaki Limited (Tamarind) lodged applications with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for marine consent to undertake sidetrack development drilling within the Tui Field, and for marine discharge consent to discharge offshore processing drainage from deck drains aboard a drill rig.
Tamarind’s marine consent application is to enable the drilling of up to five sidetrack development wells from up to four of its existing wells, including associated logistical and environmental monitoring activities, in the Tui Field.
The application is open for public consultation until 18 June 2018. Visit the application link to read more about the process.
Click through below to the full post for more details and to review the application documents that were submitted.
The Tui Field (PMP38158) is located in the Taranaki Basin, 19.3 km offshore from Taranaki. The Tui Field comprises of five producing oil wells situated in water depths of approximately 125 metres. The wells are connected to a Floating Production Storage and Offloading facility, the Umuroa which is located approximately 50 km offshore at 39 25’39.80’’S, 173 14’12.40’’E, and which processes the produced reservoir fluids.
Tamarind’s marine consent application also includes the installation and removal of a semi-submersible drill rig at each of the existing well locations to be drilled and for the temporary anchoring of the rig in the Tui Field as a contingency if required for operational or logistical purposes.
The marine discharge consent application is limited to the discharge of harmful substances from the hazardous and non-hazardous deck drains aboard a semi-submersible drill rig.
EPA Completeness Assessment