Offshore Field Development Projects
Maari
Operator:OMV
Water Depth:102 m / 337 ft
Region:Australia
Country:New Zealand
Last Updated:Mar 27, 2014    (view update history)
Project Description
The Maari project is considered to be the largest offshore oil field in New Zealand. Covering an area of 8,402 acres (34 square kilometers), the development is located in the Taranaki Basin in the Tasman Sea, off the west coast of New Zealand's North Island. The project consists of one field, Maari, and two satellite fields, Manaia and Matariki, tied-back to a wellhead platform and the Raroa FPSO.

Maari Field

The Maari field is located on Block PMP 38160, roughly 50 miles (80 kilometers) offshore Taranaki, New Zealand. The field is operated by OMV New Zealand, which holds a 69% working interest, and partners on the field with Todd Maari Ltd. (16%), Horizon Oil International Ltd. (10%) and Cue Taranaki Pty Ltd. (5%).

Discovered in 1983 by ...
The Maari project is considered to be the largest offshore oil field in New Zealand. Covering an area of 8,402 acres (34 square kilometers), the development is located in the Taranaki Basin in the Tasman Sea, off the west coast of New Zealand's North Island. The project consists of one field, Maari, and two satellite fields, Manaia and Matariki, tied-back to a wellhead platform and the Raroa FPSO.

Maari Field

The Maari field is located on Block PMP 38160, roughly 50 miles (80 kilometers) offshore Taranaki, New Zealand. The field is operated by OMV New Zealand, which holds a 69% working interest, and partners on the field with Todd Maari Ltd. (16%), Horizon Oil International Ltd. (10%) and Cue Taranaki Pty Ltd. (5%).

Discovered in 1983 by the Diamond Offshore semisubmersible Ocean Bounty, the Maari field wasn't fully appraised until OMV took operatorship in 2002. Once the lease was acquired, the Maari-2 well was drilled to a true vertical depth of 4,905 feet (1,495 meters) below the rotary table.

The discovery encountered hydrocarbons in the Miocene-age Moki formation, and confirmed the presence of multiple oil-bearing sands. The Maari field has estimated proven and probable reserves of 50 MMboe.

Field Development

Granted government approval by the Ministry of Economic Development in 2005, Maari's field development consists of an unmanned wellhead platform, Tiro Tiro Moana, to host a total of eight wells, five production, three water injection wells, tied-back to the Raroa II FPSO, anchored 3 miles (5 kilometers) away in 335 feet (102 meters) of water.

Clough Limited provided the 11,023-ton (10,000-tonne) Tiro Tiro Moana wellhead platform for the field development. The facility consists of a 476-feet-high (145-meter-high) jacket, with a 164-feet-long (50-meter-long) by 180-feet-wide (55-meter-wide) topsides deck and a suction base.

Once the Tiro Tiro Moana wellhead platform was installed on the field on April 11, 2008, the jackup rig Ensco 107 began drilling the development wells, and construction of the Raroa FPSO began.

Tanker Pacific Offshore Terminal was awarded a US $540 million contract for the supply and operation of the FPSO. Another contract was awarded to Jurong Shipyard to convert the M.T. Andaman Sea tanker into the FPSO. The modification work included the installation of an internal turret, three boilers on deck to generate 20 megawatts of power, renewal of the entire piping and electrical systems, and the installation of a new processing facility. Conversion of the vessel commenced in February 2007 and was installed on the Maari oil field in May 2008.

The Raroa II FPSO is designed to operate for 15 years, is capable of processing 40,000 bopd, and has a storage capacity of 646,548 barrels of oil. The FPSO will process and store the oil before transporting it to shuttle tankers.

Production

The Maari oil field commenced production in February 2009, and should reach a plateau production rate of 35,000 bopd during the year. The Maari field has a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years.

Satellite Fields

Manaia

The Manaia field is located on Block PEP 38413, 50 miles (80 kilometers) offshore Taranaki and 6 miles (10 kilometers) southwest of the Maari field. Discovered in 1970 by the Maui-4 well, Manaia is estimated to hold 58 million barrels of oil in place within the Mangahewa reservoir.

The field is scheduled to be fully appraised after development drilling is complete on the Maari field. The first appraisal well, Manaia-1, is approved to be drilled by the Ensco 107 jackup in mid-August 2009. Should the well produce hydrocarbons, it will be completed and tied-into the Maari facilities for testing and production.

Manaia's proposed field development will consist of several subsea wells tied-back to the Maari facilities.


Activities
Status Updates
OMV Preps for Maari Growth Project with Arrival of Ensco 107
Type: Development Activity

Mar. 2014 - According to Maari field operator OMV, the Ensco 107 (400' ILC) arrived in New Zealand waters and is being towed to the Maari wellhead platform to kick off a 5-well program that should continue into 2015. The drilling campaign is part of the $350 million Maari Growth project designed to improve recovery from the Maari and Manaia reservoirs and to gain access to untapped reserves. It is hoped that the project will allow production at the field to continue for another 10 years. Participants in the development consist of OMV (69%), Todd Maari Ltd. (16%), Horizon Oil (10%) and Cue Taranaki (5%).

Maari Field Production Recommences After Facility Upgrades
Type: Development Activity

Dec. 2013 - Facility upgrades at the Maari field offshore New Zealand necessitated a shutdown of production activities in August 2013. Those upgrades are complete and production recommenced as of Dec. 12. The 6 production wells were progressively brought on stream and are now producing at a rate of roughly 11,600 bopd and are expected to stabilize quickly. The work scope for the Raroa FPSO is complete and the vessel in back on location. Additionally, the MR-1 well is being converted to a water injector to support recovery. The work program was part of the Maari growth investment program and is intended to enhance production rates and recovery from the Maari and Manaia fields.

Hydrocarbon Shows Observed at Manaia Appraisal
Type: Appraisal Operations

Nov. 2013 - Drilling operations at the Manaia discovery off New Zealand are almost complete. The Kan Tan IV (mid-water semisub) arrived on location to drill the Manaia-2 appraisal well at the beginning of September. Debris in the well caused a sidetrack, Manaia-2/2A, to be initiated near the end of October. The well has been terminated in the late Cretaceous North Cape formation at a measured depth of 9,848 feet. Elevated gas readings and oil fluorescence were seen in the Mangahewa formation. A logging program is being carried out to determine the significance of the readings. Manaia is located in license PMP 38160 in the Taranaki Basin. OMV (69%) serves as operator of the license on behalf of partners Todd Maari (16%), Horizon Oil (10%) and Cue Taranaki (5%).

OMV Spuds Manaia Field Appraisal
Type: Drilling Operations

Sep. 2013 - Drilling began September 1, 2013 at the OMV-operated Manaia-2 well located in PMP 38160 offshore New Zealand. The well is being drilled by the Kan Tan IV (mid-water semisub) to a projected depth of 9,383 feet. Manaia-2 is being drilled to evaluate the underdeveloped Moki formation and to appraise the producing Mangahewa reservoir in preparation for further development. The well is first in a year-long multi-well campaign that OMV plans to conduct in New Zealand waters. PMP 38160 partners include OMV (69%), Todd Maari (16%), Horizon Oil (10%), and Cue Taranaki (5%).

Maari Field to be Shut Down Until December
Type: Operator Update

Aug. 2013 - Production from the Maari field will be shut down until December for a major facility upgrade according field operator OMV. The Raroa FPSO will be towed to a port in New Zealand to undergo refurbishment and upgrades to its processing equipment. A recent inspection revealed a bad bearing assembly in the swivel that allows the FPSO to rotate around its mooring. While the FPSO is off location a new bearing will be installed along with several new mooring lines. Additionally, construction activities in preparation for new tie-backs and upgrades of the wellhead platform have commenced. The Ensco 107 has been contracted to carry out a development drilling program that is expected to start in 1Q 2014.

Maari Partners to Buy Raroa FPSO
Type: Operator Update

Nov. 2012 - OMV New Zealand, on behalf of the Maari field partners, announced the intent to exercise the option to purchase the Raroa FPSO. Since 2009 the Maari partners have leased the Raroa from Tablelands Development Ltd. Included in the lease is an option to buy the vessel after the fourth contract year at a pre-agreed buy-out price. Ownership of the FPSO will give the group the flexibility to refurbish and make upgrades as needed throughout the life of the field. Ownership transfer will be effective as of March 8, 2013. Additionally, MODEC Management Services has been awarded an operations and maintenance services contract for the Maari field through 2017 with options to extend in two year increments. MODEC currently operates 15 FPSOs worldwide.

OMV Announces Milestone at Maari
Type: Operator Update

Nov. 2012 - The Maari field, operated by OMV New Zealand, has produced 20 million barrels of oil since startup in 2009. Maari is the largest producing field in the country and is expected to produce for another decade. Production peaked at 40,000 bopd and has slowed to its current rate of 12,000 bopd. OMV plans to drill additional development wells into what it hopes are untapped accumulations in the field. If the additional wells are successful they will help stabilize the natural decline in production.

OMV Restarts Production at Maari Field
Type: Status Update

Nov. 2010 - OMV New Zealand Limited has recommenced production at the Maari facility, following the confirmation that the sheen seen from the field was due to a small amount of residual oil trapped beneath the FPSO Raroa's hull. The operator shut down the field's production as a precaution and a thorough review was conducted. The Maari field is located on Block PMP 38160, roughly 50 miles (80 kilometers) offshore Taranaki, New Zealand. The field is operated by OMV New Zealand, which holds a 69% working interest, and partners on the field with Todd Maari Ltd. (16%), Horizon Oil International Ltd. (10%) and Cue Taranaki Pty Ltd. (5%).

OMV Reports 'Small Oil Spill' at Raroa
Type: Operator Update

Nov. 2010 - OMV reported a small oil spill occurred at the Raroa FPSO on the Maari oil field some 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the Taranaki coast. Oil sheen was noticed to disappear several tens of meters from the boat, so OMV mobilized a helicopter to fly over the area with a trained observer. Oil wasn't visible on the water. OMV believes the amount of oil leaked was a small amount, but work is still being performed to confirm the actual volume. It is expected the oil will break down naturally. Production was shut-in at the FPSO as a precaution and will remain shut-in until the leak has been isolated. A routine cargo offload has also been undertaken. The FPSO is owned and operated by Tanker Pacific, which is under contract to the Maari joint venture partners. The Maari field is located on Block PMP 38160, roughly 50 miles (80 kilometers) offshore Taranaki, New Zealand. The field is operated by OMV New Zealand, which holds a 69% working interest, and partners on the field with Todd Maari Ltd. (16%), Horizon Oil International Ltd. (10%) and Cue Taranaki Pty Ltd. (5%).

OMV Pumps First Oil at Manaia Well
Type: Status Update

Oct. 2010 - The Manaia well, targeting the Mangahewa formation of the Manaia structure, is now flowing oil. Now that an oil flow is established, the focus turns to production testing, said OMV New Zealand Managing Director Dr. Wayne Kirk. This will include assessing the field's production rate, oil properties and determining if additional wells are necessary. The Manaia field, located about 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Maari, is a separate geological structure, but the oil is produced through the Tiro Tiro Moana wellhead platform and into the Raroa FPSO. The field is operated by OMV New Zealand, which holds a 69% working interest, and partners on the field with Todd Maari Ltd. (16%), Horizon Oil International Ltd. (10%) and Cue Taranaki Pty Ltd. (5%).

Maari Books 100MM Barrels with Additional Wells
Type: Status Update

Nov. 2009 - Two oil fields, Maari and Manaia, located in the Taranaki Basin in the Tasman Sea, off the west coast of New Zealand's North Island, contain more than 100 million barrels of recoverable oil. This is twice the original 50 million barrel estimate for the main Moki sands reservoir at Maari and makes the OMV-operated Maari field the largest crude oil field identified in New Zealand. OMV will conduct a full evaluation of both discoveries before commenting on reserves or production rates.

Cue Reports on Manaia Well Suspension, Maari Production Well
Type: Status Update

Sep. 2009 - Cue advised that since the last report on the Manaia appraisal well the 9 5/8-inch casing was landed and cemented at a depth of 20,948 feet (6,385 meters) as planned. Subsequently, the forward Maari drilling program has been changed to optimize rig operations. The Manaia well has been temporarily suspended and drilling of the M2A production well on the Maari field has commenced. The well will target the M2A reservoir which occurs approximately 164 feet (50 meters) above the main reservoir in the Maari field, Moki formation. The well is scheduled to take 27 days to drill. At the completion of the M2A well, drilling of the Manaia reservoir section will be completed.

More Oil in Extended Maari Field, Partners Say
Type: Status Update

Sep. 2009 - The two additional Maari oil field reservoirs now being targeted in offshore south Taranaki are expected to contain a mean oil-in-place volume of approximately 101 million barrels, Cue Energy Resources said. One of the other Maari joint venture partners, Horizon Oil said that one of these reservoirs, the M2A zone, 164 feet (50 meters) above the main Moki Formation now in production, has "significantly higher" oil-in-place volumes than expected before the development drilling. The Maari partners said that the main Moki sands are estimated to contain 50 million barrels of recoverable oil. Maari is operated by OMV New Zealand.

Cue Reports on Drilling Operations at Manaia-1 Appraisal
Type: Status Update

Aug. 2009 - Cue advised that the Manaia appraisal well was drilled to a depth of 15,200 feet (4,633 meters) in 12-1/4" hole. The bottom hole assembly failed at this depth and has been pulled out of the hole and replaced. As of August 28, 2009, the drill pipe is being run back into the hole in preparation to continue drilling ahead in 12-1/4" hole. The Manaia field is located 6 miles (10 kilometers) SW of the Maari field in Exploration Permit PEP 38413 in the offshore Taranaki Basin New Zealand. The field was discovered in 1970 by the Maui-4 well. The well intersected an oil accumulation in the Mangahewa Formation reservoir, which tested at 575 bopd.

Cue Confirms Appraisal Drilling at Manaia-1 Offshore New Zealand
Type: Appraisal Operations

Aug. 2009 - Cue confirmed that the Manaia-1 appraisal well began drilling on August 1, 2009. The well is being drilled following successful completion of the Maari development drilling program in which five production and three water injection wells in the Moki reservoir were successfully drilled ahead of schedule. The Manaia field is located approximately 6 miles (10 kilometers) SW of the Maari field in Exploration Permit PEP 38413 in the offshore Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. The Manaia-1 appraisal well is being drilled as an extended reach well from the Maari WHP using the Ensco 107 jackup rig.

Maari Partners Exploit Additional Oil-Bearing Zone to Enhance Field
Type: Development Activity

Jul. 2009 - Partners of the Maari oil field will exploit a second oil-bearing zone approximately 164 feet (50 meters) above the main Moki formation where development drilling is almost complete. The joint venture approved drilling of a production well into the higher M2A formation. The Miocene sands are named after the Moki-2A well drilled by Tricentrol in 1984, which discovered the higher reservoir. The planned well is currently scheduled to commence drilling in late September 2009, following completion of the long-reach appraisal drill to the separate Manaia reservoir by the Ensco 107 jackup rig.

Cue Confirms Maari JV to Spud M2A Production Well
Type: Appraisal Operations

Jul. 2009 - Cue announced that the Maari Joint Venture approved drilling of the M2A production well on the Maari field. The well is currently scheduled to commence drilling in late September 2009, following completion of the Manaia-1 appraisal well. The well will target the M2A reservoir, which occurs approximately 164 feet (50 meters) above the main reservoir at the Maari field, the Moki Formation. A total of eight wells, five oil production and three water injection wells, are being drilled into the Moki reservoir. The additional M2A well will target a separate oil accumulation, which was assessed to have a potential P50 STOOIP of 43 MMSTB. The M2A well will be drilled from the Maari platform using the Ensco 107 jackup rig. It is scheduled to take 27 days to drill. If producible hydrocarbons are established, the well will be completed and tied into the Maari facilities for subsequent testing and production.

OMV Drills Final Oil Production Wells at Offshore Maari Field
Type: Development Activity

Jun. 2009 - OMV began drilling the final two oil production wells at the offshore south Taranaki development, after completing three water injection wells. Minority partner Horizon Oil stated one of its last two (of a total five) horizontal oil wells, MR1, had the intermediate casing set and was preparing to drill the reservoir section. The final MR2 surface hole was also drilled and cased by the Ensco 107 jackup. The development drilling program is progressing well in terms of execution and geological results. The program is expected to be completed by early August 2009.

Maari Oil Field Starts 3rd Well, Produces 32,000 BOPD
Type: Status Update

May. 2009 - With the start up of the third production well (MR5P12) on the Maari oil field offshore New Zealand, the field reached a peak production of 32,000 bopd. The Ensco 107 jackup is currently drilling three water injector wells on the field; and when that is complete, the rig will drill the final two Maari production wells (MR1P7 and MR2P1). With that, oil production is expected to reach a rate of 35,000 bopd. Located on Block PMP 38160, Maari is operated by OMV.

Maari JV Approves Manaia-1 Appraisal Well Offshore New Zealand
Type: Appraisal Operations

May. 2009 - The Maari JV, operated by OMV, approved the drilling of the Manaia-1 appraisal well, scheduled to commence in mid-August 2009 after the completion of the Maari development drilling program. To be drilled by the Ensco 107 jackup from the Maari platform, Manaia-1 will be an extended reach horizontal well updip of the discovery well. Located on Block PEP 38413 in the Taranaki Basin, Manaia is a satellite field that is expected to be tied to the Maari development currently producing offshore New Zealand.

New Zealand's Maari Field Flows First Oil
Type: Production Start

Feb. 2009 - OMV has announced first oil from Maari, New Zealand's largest oil field, located 80 km off Taranaki's south coast, operated by OMV New Zealand in a joint venture with Todd Energy, Horizon Oil International Ltd and Cue Taranaki Pty Ltd. Over its 10-15 year life Maari is expected to produce some 50 million barrels of oil.

Countdown Begins: NZ's Maari Oil Field 10 Weeks Away from First Oil
Type: Status Update

Jan. 2009 - Field development on the Maari offshore oil field is nearing completion and production start-up is only 10 weeks away.

Ensco 107 Gears Up at Maari Oilfield, First Oil Expected in February
Type: Status Update

Dec. 2008 - Initial drilling of the Maari oil field production wells by the Ensco 107 jack-up drill rig has made good progress in the second half of November. The next phase well drilling was installation of 24" conductor casings, into eight well slots, to a depth of 260 m. This was programed to take some 14 days. After installing the conductors, the Ensco 107 will then batch-drill the first three oil production wells. First oil is expected around mid February 2009, when the first development well is expected to be completed.

Maari Platform Installed in New Zealand and FPSO Raroa Arrives
Type: Facility Construction

May. 2008 - Maari wellhead platform is now installed at New Zealand’s largest oilfield offshore Taranaki and the floating production storage and offloading vessel Raroa arrived on site.

Global Link Wins New Deal in Australia for HB Rentals
Type: Contract Award

Feb. 2008 - HB Rentals is working in partnership with another Superior Energy Services Company, International Snubbing Services (ISS), to deliver a custom-equipped engineering cabin from the U.S. to New Zealand. , is working in partnership with another Superior Energy Services Company, International Snubbing Services (ISS), to deliver a custom-equipped engineering cabin from the U.S. to New Zealand.

Transerve Delivers Goods to Clough/OMV Maari Wellhead Platform
Type: Status Update

Jan. 2008 - Transerve Pte Ltd delivered the TRAM (Temporary Refuge & Accommodation Module), Helideck and EISR (Electrical & Instrument Switch Room) Modules in January 2008 for the Clough/OMV Maari wellhead platform.

BJ Services Wins Work at Maari Field Offshore New Zealand
Type: Contract Award

Sep. 2007 - BJ Tubular Services has been awarded a contract to provide conductor installation services offshore New Zealand by OMV New Zealand Limited on behalf of the Maari Joint Venture, which is comprised of OMV New Zealand Limited, Todd Maari Limited, Horizon Oil International Limited and Cue Taranaki Pty Ltd. The contract provides for hydraulic hammer conductor-driving for 10 slots on the Maari Field development in Block PMP 38160, located to the south of New Zealand's Taranaki Coast. The scope of work calls for 30" stovepipes to be driven into the seafloor from the Maari Gravity Base Structure using a recoverable driving string.

Cue Arranges Financing for Maari Project
Type: Status Update

Jun. 2007 - Cue has arranged project financing for its remaining share of the Maari oil field development in the Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. The facility is for US$20M with BOS International, a part of the Bank of Scotland's global oil and gas business.

Maari Project 40% Complete
Type: Development Activity

May. 2007 - The Maari oil project in offshore South Taranaki has progressed to 40% complete but the arrival of the jackup to drill the production wells has been delayed a further three months, one of the Maari partners Horizon Oil says.

Maari Development 28% Complete and On Target
Type: Development Activity

Feb. 2007 - The Maari oil field project in offshore Taranaki is now 28% complete, one of the partners in the field Horizon Oil says in a recent report. Horizon Oil says that the OMV-operated field remains on schedule for production start-up in April next year.

Conversion Started on Maari FPSO Vessel Raroa
Type: Facility Construction

Feb. 2007 - Conversion of a large oil tanker into the FPSO vessel to service the Maari offshore Taranaki oil field for operator OMV New Zealand has begun in a Singapore shipyard.

Jurong Shipyard Secures FPSO Conversion Contracts
Type: Contract Award

Dec. 2006 - Jurong Shipyard secured a contract for the conversion of the 92,802 dwt tanker, the M.T. Andaman Sea, which will be renamed FPSO Raroa upon completion in 4Q 2007. On completion, FPSO Raroa will be leased to OMV New Zealand for deployment in the Maari Field. Designed to operate for 15 years without dry docking, FPSO Raroa will be capable of processing 40,000 barrels of oil per day and with a storage capacity of up to 646,548 barrels of oil.

JDR Wins Umbilical Contract for Maari Field
Type: Contract Award

Oct. 2006 - JDR Umbilical Systems has been awarded an umbilical contract by Tanker Pacific Offshore Terminals Pte Ltd., Singapore, for the OMV Maari field, located in New Zealand. The umbilical, approximately 2km in length, was awarded to JDR on the basis of an extensive design engineering effort, and is due for installation in 2007.

Horizon: Maari Might Yield an Extra 10 Mln Barrels
Type: Status Update

Jun. 2006 - Horizon Oil, a 10% interest partner in the 49-million barrel Maari oil field soon to be developed, says that the offshore Taranaki project has the potential to yield an additional 10 million barrels of oil, according to the New Zealand Government's Crown Minerals Group.

APL Receives LOI for New Zealand STP System
Type: Contract Award

May. 2006 - APL has received a Letter of Intent from Tanker Pacific Offshore Terminals Pte Ltd for the supply of a Submerged Turret Production (STP) system for Maari. The STP system will be installed early 2008 and shall permanently moor the Andaman Sea, a tanker that Tanker Pacific shall convert to a FPSO.

Could the Maui Field Have an Extended Life?
Type: Status Update

Mar. 2006 - The Maui field, which has been the backbone of New Zealand's oil and gas supply, may now have an extended life beyond 2009, according to New Zealand Crown Minerals. Speaking at the New Zealand Petroleum Conference, OMV New Zealand managing director Steve Hounsell said that OMV and Shell are conducting Maari field development studies. He added that there would be some extended reach drilling linked to this development.

Tanker Pacific Wins Maari FPSO Contract
Type: Contract Award

Mar. 2006 - Tanker Pacific Offshore Terminals of Singapore has been selected to supply and operate the floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the NZ$540 million (US$337 million) Maari oilfield project. Ensco Oceanic International has been selected for the development drilling.

Clough Receives Go Ahead For OMV's Maari Platform
Type: Facility Construction

Dec. 2005 - Clough Limited has received a letter of intent for a contract as part of the Maari field development from OMV New Zealand Limited, on behalf of the Maari Joint Venture. Negotiation of the final agreement will be completed within one month, with contract value expected to be approximately $170 million.

OMV Gets Approval for Maari Oilfield Development
Type: Development Activity

Dec. 2005 - OMV was granted a petroleum mining permit (PMP 38160) for the Maari oil field development. The development contracts are expected to be awarded within the next few weeks for first oil in March/April 2008.

Maari Oilfield Tenders Close Before Final Go-Ahead Given
Type: Status Update

Aug. 2005 - Tenders for the $400 million Maari crude oil field project offshore Taranaki closed at the end of July according to a statement by one of the development partners, Horizon Oil International Ltd.

Maari Partners Come Down to 2 'Dry-Tree' Platform Options
Type: Status Update

Feb. 2005 - Engineering studies on final options for the offshore Taranaki Maari oil field development have come down to two "dry-tree" surface concepts with the rejection of sub-sea wellheads, Maari partner Horizon Oil says in its December quarterly report.

Maari Field Expected to Begin Production in 2005
Type: Status Update

Jun. 2003 - The Maari oil field (PEP 38413) in the Taranaki Basin offshore New Zealand, which was confirmed as a commercial discovery in January, is expected to begin production in late 2005 at an initial rate of 30,000 barrels of oil a day, says Horizon Oil NL one of the joint venture partners.

OMV Successfully Completes Maari-2 Well
Type: Appraisal Operations

Jan. 2003 - OMV Australia has announced the successful completion of the Maari-2 appraisal well and says commercial development of the Maari field, approximately 35km south of Maui, now looks likely.

Horizon And Delta Buy Into Maari Offshore Oil Prospect
Type: Acreage Acquisition

Jan. 2003 - Horizon Oil NL and Delta Oilfield Developments, have separately farmed in to the offshore Taranaki licence PEP 38413, where the Maari-2 appraisal well is currently being drilled by Diamond Offshore's semisub, Ocean Bounty.

Ocean Bounty To Drill Two New Zealand Wells
Type: Status Update

Sep. 2002 - The Diamond Offshore semisubmersible, Ocean Bounty will drill at least one Maari appraisal well in license PEP 38413 after the Conoco well, as there is an option in the Ocean Bounty contract to allow the rig to be used in the Maari prospect (PEP 38413) south of the Maui field.

Tiro Tiro Moana Platform
Producing - Feb 25, 2009 to -

The Maari oil field was developed using an unmanned wellhead platform which houses five production and three water injection wells, and is then tied-back to the Raroa FPSO. The first of the five production wells commenced on Jan. 22, 2009.

Raroa FPSO
Producing - Feb 25, 2009 to -

First oil flows from the Maari field.

Under Construction - Feb 2007 to May 2008

When field development is completed, the vessel will move to the Maari oil field in May 2008.

Maari
Producing - Under Dev. - Feb 2009 to -

Under Development - Nov 2005 to Feb 2009

The Maari project is expected to start-up in 2009.

Appraisal Drilling - Jan 2003 to Jan 2003

Diamond's Ocean Bounty drilled appraisal well Maari-2

Discovery (Drilled) - 1983 to Jan 2003

Manaia
Appraisal Drilling - Aug 2009 to -

The Manaia-1 appraisal well was drilled by the ENSCO 107 jackup rig. Manaia-2 drilled by the Kan Tan IV.

Discovery (Drilled) - 1970 to Jul 2009

The Manaia oil field was discovered by the Maui-4 well in 1970. The discovery well intersected an oil accumulation in the Mangahewa Formation reservoir, testing at 575 bopd. Two additional oil accumulations were encountered in the Moki formation, but not tested at the time.

Update History
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Facility Name Raroa FPSO
Duty Oil/Gas
Operator OMV
Current Status Producing since 2009
Host Type FPSO
Water Depth 102 m / 337 ft
Dev.Cost n/a
 
Region New Zealand
 
Location Block PMP 38160
Facility Name Tiro Tiro Moana Platform
Duty Oil
Operator OMV
Current Status Producing since 2009
Host Type Fixed Platform
Water Depth 102 m / 337 ft
Dev.Cost n/a
 
Region New Zealand
 
Location Block PMP 38160
 
Field Name Manaia
Discovery Date Jan 1970
Block PMP 38160
Reserve Type Oil
Current Status Appraisal Drilling
Production Start
Water Depth 100 m / 330 ft
Field Name Maari
Discovery Date Jan 1983
Block Block PMP 38160
Reserve Type Oil
Current Status Producing - Under Dev.
Production Start
Water Depth 1,495 m / 4,934 ft