Tamarind is pleased to announce that it has entered into a contract with COSL Drilling Europe AS for the semi-submersible rig, Hai Yang Shi You 982 (“HYSY 982”). The contract consists of three (3) firm wells, and options to extend the contract terms for up to one (1) optional side-track development well and up to one (1) optional exploration well, all to be drilled within the Tui permit. The drilling program is due to commence in Q2/Q3 2019.
Tamarind is very pleased to be using this new, sixth generation unit, that will bring a new level of sophistication in the drilling of offshore wells in New Zealand. Tamarind is excited by the potential that this campaign brings and to be undertaking this program with COSL, who will provide a rig that meets the highest health, safety, environmental and performance standards.
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.
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.
The Xanadu-1 well was spudded on 4th September 2017, and reached a total depth of 2035 mMDRT on Sunday 17th September, when it was confirmed that the Xanadu-1 well had intersected hydrocarbon bearing intervals as demonstrated by elevated gas readings, oil shows, fluorescence and cut-fluorescence whilst drilling.
The Xanadu-1 discovery has confirmed the entrapment of oil in sands of the upper Irwin River Coal Measures in the Xanadu structure, which lies immediately adjacent to the coastline in state waters, 40km south of the township of Dongara.
The oil samples obtained during the Xanadu-1 logging and sampling program were sent off immediately after extraction, with oil assay results initially expected last week. However Norwest has since been advised by the laboratory that due to a backlog of existing work, Xanadu-1 analysis has been delayed. Norwest will continue to keep the market informed as information is received.
Norwest Energy has now lodged a Discovery Notice with the Minister for Mines, Industry, Regulation and
Safety. This is a requirement under the Guidelines to Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources and
Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Regulations 2015.
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