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Sharing the science of natural gas production

Almost 150 Taranaki students got to experience first-hand just what a working natural gas production station looks like, thanks to a recent trip to Todd Energy’s McKee Mangahewa Production Station (MMPS) in North Taranaki.

With three separate trips over three weeks, the Todd Energy team recently hosted all of Francis Douglas Memorial College’s Year 9 science students (and their teachers), taking them to both our recently drilled Mangahewa G wellsite and through our McKee Mangahewa Production Station.

Christina Hermanns, one of the Francis Douglas Memorial College science teachers who accompanied the students, said the trip was a fantastic opportunity for the students to experience a facility that’s right on their doorstep.

“The students really enjoyed themselves, with them all commenting on how they were able to learn something new about the way in which Todd Energy produces natural gas. Some students in particular were full of questions and really learned a lot, making the most of the opportunity, and we’re grateful to staff for giving up their time to share their knowledge and expertise with our students.”

School group tours and field trips are a great way for us to share Todd’s operations with the community, says Jane Snowden, Todd Energy’s GM, People and Community.

“We have a commitment to inspire young people through the promotion of science, technology, engineering and maths, and opening the doors to our sites is one really great way we can do that.

“It was great to see so many enquiring young minds showing such a strong interest in natural gas production and the energy industry.”