Welcome to our September community update, I hope this finds you and your families well as the days get longer and we enter the spring season.
As I write this, New Zealand is in a Level 4 COVID lockdown.
I wish everyone well and hope we can resolve this situation quickly as a team of five million. As an essential service provider, Todd continues to operate during lockdown, and staff vital to maintaining our gas supply are working with extra precautions. All other staff members that can work from home are working remotely.
In recent months, one of our main focuses has been preparing for the four-well drilling campaign at our Kapuni J site in south Taranaki. Our ‘Big Ben’ drilling rig was on site from June where it underwent maintenance and preparation work and, despite some delays due to the COVID lockdown, we successfully commenced the drilling of our first well in early September.
Drilling and completion activities are planned to continue until early next year.
In June, we successfully completed the KW-03 produced water injection well at our Kapuni-9/16 wellsite on Lower Duthie Road. This well will provide us with additional produced water injection capacity required when the new Kapuni J wells commence producing.
Further north, Todd’s Mangahewa and McKee teams have been busy with scheduled site maintenance and upgrades. The wells drilled earlier this year as part of our Mangahewa G drilling campaign are now producing and flowing well.
Over the coming months, our Environmental team will be working together with Todd staff, students and local hapū to plant native trees around our sites, and our Low Emissions Future team are working up some great emission reduction initiatives for the coming years, which are covered later in this newsletter.
With that, I would just like to remind you all, once again, of my commitment to ensuring our community members remain informed about Todd Energy’s operations. If you have any questions or concerns about our activities, please contact the community team on 0800 001 007.
Kind regards, Mark