It’s hard to believe we’re more than halfway through 2020 – and what a start to the year we’ve had. I hope this newsletter finds you and your families safe and well.
It goes without saying that the last couple of months have been a challenging time for many in the community and across New Zealand. Like many businesses, COVID-19 and the Government’s response to the pandemic presented some challenges for Todd Energy. As a lifeline utility and an essential service for New Zealand, Todd Energy’s operations continued throughout the various stages of lockdown. Fortunately, our preparation and our adaptable staff and contractors meant that many of the Todd Energy team were able to work from home, with only critical operations staff remaining at our sites in north and south Taranaki.
Following the COVID-19 response, Todd has taken the opportunity to revisit its work programme for the months ahead, making some adjustments where necessary. In north Taranaki, we have accelerated our work programme at our Mangahewa G wellsite, with plans to drill a further two wells in the first half of 2021. This takes the total number of wells at Mangahewa G from six to eight and will enable the business to better utilise its existing infrastructure.
In south Taranaki our Kapuni J development continues to make good progress. Despite some delays as a result of the Government’s Alert Level 4 lockdown period, the civil works are nearing completion, with the wellsite, carpark and rig camp due to be completed in Q3. As a result of the acceleration of our work programme in north
Taranaki, we have pushed out the Kapuni J drilling start date to Q3 2021.
Last month (May 2020) marked 50 years of production at our Kapuni field in South Taranaki – a significant milestone and a remarkable achievement. The discovery of the Kapuni field was a landmark event that had commercial significance for New Zealand, and the field’s subsequent development and ongoing success led to the development of Taranaki’s energy infrastructure. Like many in the business I am proud of the key role Todd Energy has played in Kapuni’s story over the last half
century and excited by our plans for the field in the future.
Finally, I would like to invite those of you in north Taranaki to attend our upcoming mid-year open community meeting, which will be held at the Clifton Rugby Club
on Thursday, 16 July. There are more details on this meeting, including how to RSVP, in this newsletter.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about our operations or activities, please contact the community team on 0800 001 007.