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Deep sea oil spill projections – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 23rd, 2013.

How widespread an impact would the failure of a deep sea oil well in New Zealand waters have on coastlines and fishing grounds? A report attempting to answer this question, commissioned by Greenpeace NZ from data modelling firm Dumpark, has been released today. It models the potential spread of a major deep sea oil spill in […]

Newsletter Digest: Space capsule landing, oil drilling, and Fieldays

Peter Griffin posted in on June 11th, 2010.

Aussie-bound space capsule due Scientists in the desolate South Australian outback are preparing for the touch down of a Japanese space capsule, which is scheduled to arrive on Sunday night. The Hayabusa capsule is the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid, which it did in 2005, intercepting the Itokawa asteriod. But scientists won’t know […]

Oil drilling and exploration in NZ’s deep waters

Dacia Herbulock posted in on June 4th, 2010.

ONLINE MEDIA BRIEFING: Thurs 10 June, 11 am (NZT) Over past decades, the drive to discover large new petroleum reserves has pushed drilling into deeper and deeper off-shore waters. New Zealand is surrounded by deep water basins that have potential to yield substantial petroleum resources. This week’s announcement of the opening of the Raukumara basin […]

The Press: Oil drilling deal off NZ ‘a bad joke’

Peter Griffin posted in on June 2nd, 2010.

John Hartevelt of The Press writes about the reactions to yesterday’s announcement that Brazilian oil company Petrobras was to be given an oil exploration drilling permit for New Zealand waters. The 5 year permit, which covers the Raukumara Basic off the east coast of the North Island, has drawn the ire of environmentalists, who say […]

TNVZ/One News: Brazil giant to explore NZ oil

Peter Griffin posted in on June 2nd, 2010.

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has been granted the right to look for for oil drilling spots in the Raukumara Basin, off the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. The company has been given a 5 year exploration permit, covering an area of over 12,000 square kilometres. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Energy and […]

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