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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 […]

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 […]

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