Description of core material from Kapuni formation, onshore Taranaki, New Zealand

by J. A. Palmer

Publisher: Victoria University of Wellington in [Wellington]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 45 Downloads: 543
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  • New Zealand,
  • Taranaki.


  • Geology, Stratigraphic -- Tertiary.,
  • Rocks, Sedimentary.,
  • Petrology -- New Zealand -- Taranaki.,
  • Borings -- New Zealand -- Taranaki.

Edition Notes

StatementJ.A. Palmer.
SeriesDepartment of Geology publication, Victoria University of Wellington,, no. 18, Publication of Geology Department, Victoria University of Wellington ;, no. 18.
LC ClassificationsQE691 .P246 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination45 p. :
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2650406M
LC Control Number85231783

In a major refurbishment of the whole lodge was begun, the intention being to modernize and upgrade the lodge to the highest standard of alpine huts in New Zealand. A catalyst for this ambitious project was a bequest of $ from the estate of Joyce Galbraith, an . Links and books for further reading about the Taranaki wars. Tītokowaru's war. In the s James Belich argued that Tītokowaru’s war had become a ‘dark secret’ of New Zealand history, ‘forgotten by the Pākehā as a child forgets a nightmare’. For Belich, Tītokowaru was ‘arguably the best general New Zealand has ever produced’. Urea from the plant comes back into the Bay of Plenty, and is also transhipped throughout New Zealand, said Mr Wynne. The Kapuni plant is the only one of its kind in New Zealand and was one of a.   In , assumed the role as Piri Wiri Tua and travelled to Mount Taranaki, Tere O Kapuni. As the water flowed down the waterfall, Piri Wiri Tua stood there listening to the voice.

PEP is located onshore in Taranaki, New Zealand and contains the recent Puka discoveries and the suspended Douglas well. This block reached the end of its initial five year term on 22 nd September and was renewed for a further five year term following the compulsory 50% relinquishment. In two wells were drilled in the permit. Ballance Agri-Nutrients’ has written off $ million in scoping costs associated with a potential upgrade of the farm nutrient co-operative’s ammonia urea plant in Kapuni, Taranaki. Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Geographically, it located beneath shelf to deep marine waters west of New Zealand’s North Island (Figure ). The Kerry Field is located at the southern end of the Manaia Anticline (Figure ), where it is cross-cut by a series of NW-SE striking normal faults.   Kapuni is the only ammonia-urea plant in New Zealand and makes about , tonnes of agricultural urea each year. When the plant was first commissioned in , around 80 per cent of Kapuni.

Taranaki Basin is located mainly to the west of the North Island of New Zealand, but also includes the Taranaki Peninsula onshore. Following the Rangitata Orogeny, which welded a late Paleozoic-Late Jurassic apcretionary wedge to the Gondwanaland margin in the New Zealand area, peneplanation took place during the middle to Late Cretaceous. FREE in the New Zealand Petroleum Basin Explorer (PBE) GNS Science has prepared a data-pack of well depth-TWT calibrations for 42 offshore Taranaki wells and 10 Onshore Taranaki Wells, compiled from Crown Minerals open-file data available in Petroleum Reports (PRs). Royal Dutch Shell PLC has agreed to sell its 50% interest in Kapuni natural gas field, onshore in Taranaki basin on New Zealand’s north island, to its joint venture partner Todd Energy. Cope & Reed () examined material from 10 onshore North Island oil exploration wells and proposed correlations of the indurated sandstone and schist in the wells with various facies of the New Zealand geosyncline (Eastern Province). Wodzicki () examined basement material from four offshore oil exploration wells in the area of Fig. 2.

Description of core material from Kapuni formation, onshore Taranaki, New Zealand by J. A. Palmer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Kapuni is an onshore natural gas-condensate field located in the Taranaki Basin, a ~, km 2 partially-inverted rift basin on the Taranaki Peninsula in the North Island, New ered in and brought into production inKapuni remained New Zealand's only producing gas-condensate field until the offshore Maui gas field began production in   Kapuni is an onshore onshore Taranaki field located on the southern side of Mount Taranaki, 85 kilometres from New Plymouth.

It was discovered in by a joint venture of Shell, BP and Todd Energy. Commercial production from Kapuni commenced inmaking it the first field to be developed in New Zealand. BP (Oil Exploration) Company of New Zealand Limited, Wellington, New Zealand ABSTRACT The onshore Kapuni and offshore Maui gas-condensate fields contain New Zealand's only proven hydrocarbon reserves.

The fields lie within the Taranaki basin in the west of the North Island. Kapuni, discovered infirst produced in May Cited by: Fonterra Kapuni is a lactose (milk sugar) plant that first opened in Lactose, for use in pharmaceutical products, is extracted from whey, a by-product of cheese manufacture at the Whareroa factory near Hawera.

After the Kapuni gas field was discovered inthe processing infrastructure was built and began operating in Kapuni. Kapuni is a small hydrocarbons field and drilling site in the North Island of New Zealand.

It onshore Taranaki located within a dairy farming area in Taranaki, 85 km south of New Plymouth. It is the second largest onshore gas/condensate field in New Zealand after the Maui gas field off the Taranaki coast. The Kapuni Deep-1 well was drilled to target Farewell Formation sandstones in the deeper overpressured (> m, > psi/21 MPa) sections of the onshore Manaia Graben of the Taranaki.

The Taranaki Regional Council has taken all reasonable care in compiling and publishing this information. The Council accepts no responsibility for any use of or reliance on the information by any person, and shall not be liable to any person on any ground, for any loss, injury, damage or expense arising from such use or reliance.

After the Kapuni gas field was discovered inthe processing infrastructure was built and began operating in Gas and condensate (liquid hydrocarbons) are separated by the Shell Todd Oil Services plant, and the gas is delivered to the adjacent Natural Gas Corporation, which distributes gas around the country.

gas prospects on New Zealand’s North Island TArANAki BAsiN EAsT CoAsT BAsiN The Taranaki Basin covers approximatelykm2 both onshore and offshore New Zealand’s North island. The first well was drilled in with production since the early s, and there have been many significant oil and gas discoveries since.

Shell New Zealand has taken the first concrete steps in its effort to divest its New Zealand upstream assets, selling the year-old Kapuni onshore oil and gas field to its joint venture partner.

Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. GNS Science Report, /27, 26p + enclosures. Roncaglia, GNS Science, P O Box 30Lower HuttNew Zealand M.

Fohrmann, OMV New Zealand Ltd, 10 Brandon Street, WellingtonNew Zealand M. Milner, OMV New Zealand Ltd, 10 Brandon Street, WellingtonNew Zealand. Late Eocene – Early Miocene facies and stratigraphic development, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand: the transition to plate boundary tectonics during regional transgression - Volume Issue 10 - Dominic P.

Strogen, Karen E. Higgs, Angela G. Griffin, Hugh E. Morgans. The Kapuni plant in Taranaki produces urea, a nitrogen-containing chemical, from natural gas. Urea is the most widely used nitrogen fertiliser in New Zealand, and is also used in some manufacturing processes.

Some urea is imported. The Taranaki Region of New Zealand is built upon the Median Batholith in the West, and Greywacke Rocks in the East. However, no rocks older than Miocene times are visible at the surface. The dominant feature of the Taranaki Region is the andesitic stratovolcano of Mount Taranaki, which is only aboutyears dissected hill country to the East of the Taranaki Peninsula, and West of.

The Late Eocene onshore McKee Formation is a producing reservoir rock in Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. An integrated petrophysical, sedimentological, and petrographical study was conducted to. The transgression recorded in the North Cape Formation propagated southwards from about 72 to 70 Ma, and the Taranaki Rift remained a large marine embayment until the end of the Cretaceous about Ma.

Shortly thereafter, a Paleocene regression caused the southern portions of Taranaki Basin to revert to terrestrial (Kapuni Group) sedimentation.

New Zealand and Shell Global’s largest onshore 3D seismic survey. Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS) was awarded the Deloitte Energy Excellence ‘Energy Project of the Year’ and the PEPANZ ‘Outstanding Innovation in Oil and Gas’ award for this project.

BTW Company’s involvement included; Stakeholder engagement and Land Access approvals for over properties [ ]. Naturally occurring CO 2 is produced along with gas/condensate in the Kapuni Field of onshore Taranaki Basin, New Zealand and as such presents an excellent natural laboratory for better understanding the effect of high CO 2 partial pressures on the host rock.

The Late Eocene onshore McKee Formation is a producing reservoir rock in Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. An integrated petrophysical, sedimentological, and petrographical study was conducted to evaluate the reservoir characteristics of the McKee sandstone.

A petrographic study of the McKee Formation classified the sandstone as arkose based on the Pettijohn classification. Kapuni, locality in Taranaki local government region, a natural gas and oil field south of Mount Taranaki (Egmont), western North Island, New eum from the locality is piped to Auckland and Wellington, principally for use as a household fuel.

Natural gas produced at Kapuni supplies a wide area and is conveyed by pipeline to the principal cities of North Island. Kapuni Group Drill-proven formation • Kapuni Gas Field onshore oil/gas discovery (Shell) producing since - Estimated ultimate recovery of 1, billion cf (Bcf) natural gas and 66 million bbl oil • TWN Licences tested by four wells all encountered gas in the Kapuni Group • Two potential Kapuni well locations identified 1   Kapuni Deep-1 encountered sandstone beds in the Farewell Formation with extremely poor reservoir quality, exhibiting a measured porosity of between 1 and % and a permeability of – ed helium core plug porosity data for Farewell Formation reservoirs from across the Taranaki Basin (Higgs et al., ) and the associated compaction curves for varying ductile grain.

Fluvial Farewell Formation sandstone beds in the Kupe South Field contain a diagenetic mineral assemblage that documents major shifts in pore-water chemistry during their burial history (Martin et al.

; Higgs et al. ).The dissolution of terrigenous grains and carbonate cement by the flow of CO 2-rich fluids through sandstone beds is considered to have generated secondary porosity in. New Zealand Petroleum Conference Proceedings • February Megasequence architecture of Taranaki, Wanganui, and King Country basins and Neogene progradation of two continental margin wedges across western New Zealand Peter JJ Kamp 1, Adam J Vonk 1, Kyle J Bland 1, Angela G Griffin 1, Shaun Hayton 1&2, Austin.

sediment into the deep-water area to the north-west of the New Zealand land mass (Uruski, ). Significant uplift and climate-driven erosion throughout the Miocene, led to the development of a major submarine channel system, which transported large volumes of sediment from onshore areas into the Taranaki and New Caledonia basins.

A pleasant drive to m above sea level on Mt Taranaki’s south-eastern slopes brings you to the Dawson Falls road end. This is the starting point for many walks on this side of the mountain. The Kapuni Loop track meanders its way down the true right bank of the Kapuni River where alpine plant species can be found out of their vegetation zone due to water and wind borne seed distribution.

Source: Lloyd Homer/GNS Science New Zealand has produced petroleum for nearly years since oil first flowed from the Moturoa field in Taranaki Basin. Discovery of the Kapuni gas field inthe giant Maui gas field in and the McKee oil field in cemented Taranaki as the focus of exploration.

The head of Venture Taranaki sees the sale of New Zealand's oldest natural gas field in the region as a positive development. Shell New Zealand country chairman Rob Jager announced the sale of the. The study used the sedimentological and well log-based petrophysical analysis to evaluate the Farewell sandstone, the reservoir formation within the Kupe South Field.

The sedimentological analysis was based on the data sets from Kupe South-1 to 5 wells, comprising the grain size, permeability, porosity, the total cement concentrations, and imprints of diagenetic processes on the reservoir. New Zealand locations within the Taranaki region.

Copyright © - Gavin HarrissGavin Harriss . Kaponga in South Taranaki District (Taranaki) with it's inhabitants is a city in New Zealand about mi (or km) north of Wellington, the country's capital.

Local. Topic: Kapuni War Memorial Hall - Topic type: Topic; Kapuni War Memorial Hall. The war memorial hall was opened on 16 June by Egmont MP E. B. Corbett. The architect was Graeme L. Laurenson of Hawera.(See the souvenir programme in Documents below).

Visit Fiona Jack's Living Halls here. This is the kickoff to our high impact, deep drilling campaign in Taranaki, which will run over the next six months, and it’s the first well to target one of our Kapuni Formation prospects.

Kapuni, below the surface The Kapuni Formation, comprised of the deep Oligocene and Eocene strata, is responsible for several major discoveries where 2P.