With some calm weather to accompany it, we've completed another offtake from the Tui Oil Field this week. This time we lifted over 388,000 bbls of Tui Crude. Thank you again to those involved in making this another smooth offtake with no incidents.
We look forward to further successes with this asset.
Tamarind is intending to commence a drilling project in the Tui Oil Field in early 2019. It will involve drilling 2 to 4 sidetrack wells from the existing wells. We are currently developing an Impact Assessment for the drilling project and intend to lodge an application for marine consent to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in early March 2018. The consent application will be fully notified, and a full copy of the application will be available from the EPA website and from this website. We will post updates on the project when they are available.
The Tui Oil Field
Ultimately, Tamarind strives to prevent any accidents, and keep everyone and the environment safe. Tamarind has several Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) tools to help protect people and the environment – and one of them is our HSE Policy. The HSE Policy is the fundamental HSE document that confirms our commitment to our HSE Culture. It outlines the HSE expectations and actions as the foundation to continuously improve.
Our HSE philosophy is that while we are undertaking our activities, they should cause no harm. Alongside that, we believe all accidents are preventable, no task is so important that the risk of injury to people is justified and that we will protect and minimize the impact of our activities so that the environment will suffer no long-term effects.
Our Policy highlights our ‘Stop-Work’ commitment from all levels of management, in which a worker is required to stop any activity if they feel it compromises their personal safety, the safety of others or the protection of the environment. We firmly believe in our HSE Policy and we ensure that our workers have the resources needed to carry out their tasks safely.
Norwest Energy has announced that they have awarded a contract for the acquisition of a 40-square-kilometre seismic survey to Synterra Technologies Prt Ltd, a leading global provider of geophysical and technical services. Norwest has completed an extensive volume of due diligence work in planning and preparing for this 3D seismic survey. To read more about the survey planned for the June 2018 quarter, read the full announcement here.
As part of our current community investment programme, we have funded the building of a 'GymCave' at Taranaki Retreat. The Retreat opened in 2017 to provide a community sanctuary for people who need some time out when times are tough. They support people who are going through a traumatic time or are at risk of suicide. Guests stay at their rural lodge at no cost and the focus of the stay is on wellness of body, mind and spirit.
The 2.5 acre property consists of a lodge building where guests stay, a chapel building for quiet reflection, and the family home of the people behind the facility, Jamie and Suzy Allen. Their home doubles as the dining room too, seeing all guests share a meal each night at their large wooden table.
With Taranaki weather holding quite a bit of rain and wind throughout the year, they found that when it rained, guests didn't have enough space to make the most of their stay. Jamie had plans for another multi-purpose building that would allow additional indoor activities and Tamarind supported the project, which meant they didn't need to do additional fundraising to make it happen.
The retreat received queries from more than 1000 people during the first 10 months of operation. They have created a model that is getting notice from other regions who are trying to tackle the difficult issue of suicide. In addition, Jamie was named as the Taranaki Daily News Person of the Year for 2017 due to his efforts with the Taranaki Retreat. The journey of the Retreat has been supported by the Taranaki community along the way and Jamie is the first to point out that the whole community deserves recognition for contributing so readily to the initiative.
The GymCave is complete with exercise equipment, space and supplies for creating art or building things. It allows the team at the Retreat to continue developing their facility so that they can keep doing the impactful work they do. Tamarind is pleased to be able to support their hard work. If you would like to help them in any way, check out their website for more information.
Helping families in some of the most stressful times of their lives is at the core of the From Hardship to Hope Kids Health Fund. The fund is run by the Taranaki Health Foundation and Tamarind recently became the major sponsor of this initiative.
This new emergency fund has been developed to aid patients and families who are experiencing financial hardship because of acute medical journeys they face. There is a genuine need to support Taranaki families who for no fault of their own find themselves under enormous pressure and stress because their family members are seriously ill.
Examples of the additional stress families find themselves under when their kids are sick includes: parents having to take leave without pay, working families who have little or no contingency funds if an acute illness occurs, rural families who need help with travel costs to and from hospitals, increased childcare costs (for siblings), patients who require out of town care (especially mothers requiring antenatal hospitalisation) and many others.
The New Zealand team has been involved with previous Taranaki Health Foundation projects such as the Mobility Garden and the 'We Heart Taranaki' Campaign. So, it was a great fit to continue our relationship by supporting From Hardship to Hope.
The fund not only supports families with petrol and food costs during times of illness, but it also supports safe sleeping for babies by supplying life-saving Pēpi Pods to at-risk families. A portion of the fund also goes towards small projects in the child/maternal health wards of the hospital that benefit children who are accessing these services.
We are happy to be supporting an initiative that touches so many families in the region. Read more about our involvement with the Taranaki Health Foundation here. And if you'd like to contribute to any of the projects run by the Taranaki Health Foundation, visit their website to learn more about them.