http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Shell's $1-billion New Zealand sale said to draw OMV, Vermilion http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/6/23/shells-1-billion-new-zealand-sale-said-to-draw-omv-vermilion Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s sale of its remaining New Zealand energy assets has drawn interest from companies including OMV AG and Vermilion Energy Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said. AWE divests interest in New Zealand's Tui fields http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/2/14/awe-divests-interest-in-new-zealands-tui-fields AWE Limited has entered into an agreement to sell the company’s 57.5% interest in the Tui area oil fields to Tamarind Management Sdn Bhd, subject to customary consents from the New Zealand Government and Tui Joint Venture. OMV shuts in Maari field after crack found in platform strut http://www.worldoil.com/news/2016/11/24/omv-shuts-in-maari-field-after-crack-found-in-platform-strut OMV New Zealand, the operator of Maari oil field, has ceased oil production and is de-manning the Maari wellhead platform (WHP) as a precautionary measure while it deals with a crack found in one of the platform’s horizontal struts. Statoil ends its search for oil and gas in New Zealand's Reinga basin http://www.worldoil.com/news/2016/10/14/statoil-ends-its-search-for-oil-and-gas-in-new-zealands-reinga-basin Statoil has informed the New Zealand Government of its decision to stop looking for oil and gas in the Reinga basin. Energy issues http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2016/april-2016/columns/energy-issues Unbridled hypocrisy Statoil buys into OMV exploration license in New Zealand http://www.worldoil.com/news/2016/2/17/statoil-buys-into-omv-exploration-license-in-new-zealand Statoil has agreed to acquire a 30% working interest in New Zealand’s Petroleum Exploration Permit (PEP) 57073 from OMV. New Zealand awards nine permits in Taranaki basin http://www.worldoil.com/news/2015/12/16/new-zealand-awards-nine-permits-in-taranaki-basin New Zealand’s Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has announced the award of nine new oil and gas exploration permits for Block Offer 2015. TAG Oil announces resignation of COO http://www.worldoil.com/news/2015/10/01/tag-oil-announces-resignation-of-coo TAG Oil, a Canadian-based corporation with operations in New Zealand, announced Thursday that its COO, Frank Jacobs, has resigned to pursue other opportunities. Cue Energy brings Maari MR7A development well online http://www.worldoil.com/news/2015/5/25/cue-energy-brings-maari-mr7a-development-well-online Cue Energy has initiated production from the Maari MR7A development well, with a provisional initial production rate between 1,500 to 2,000 bopd. AWE brings New Zealand's Pateke-4H well onstream http://www.worldoil.com/news/2015/4/07/awe-brings-new-zealands-pateke-4h-well-onstream AWE Limited, as operator of PMP 38158, has completed the subsea tie-back and installation project to connect the Pateke-4H development well to the Tui area oil fields gathering system. Oil production has now commenced.