Hello all, and welcome to our first community update for 2022. For many of us this summer appears to have been a game of two halves: a relaxed and very sunny holiday period followed by New Zealand’s Omicron outbreak.
I hope everyone in our community can stay safe and well.
Here at Todd, despite the Omicron outbreak, we have had a productive summer and have a busy year planned. In February, Todd’s Big Ben rig successfully completed the Kapuni J site drilling campaign and is now en route to drill one well at Pohokura for OMV. On its completion, currently anticipated to be around August, the rig will move to Todd’s Mangahewa G wellsite. Here it will complete a 4-5 month long, four-well drilling campaign.
Work to electrify compression at Todd’s Mangahewa C and D wellsites is ongoing and scheduled for completion in late 2022. An existing conduit in a pipeline easement was used to run a power cable to the Mangahewa D wellsite, and power poles and cables have been installed from the Mangahewa C wellsite to the McKee and Mangahewa Production Station.
I’m pleased to share that Todd had some great successes on the sustainability front in 2021. We’ve reduced our annual emissions by 5,100 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO₂e), the equivalent of taking more than 2,000 average cars off the road each year, and we anticipate reducing our emissions by a further ~6,000 tCO₂e this year.
We also planted or donated 1,600 native plants and joined the New Plymouth District Council Resource Wise Waste Reduction Programme, with the aim of reducing waste to landfill from our New Plymouth Office to about 50% in 2022.
Finally, I’d like to welcome a new face to our Community Team, with Taranaki local Rachel Broadmore joining our community partnerships efforts. Rachel, who joined Todd back in January, grew up on a dairy farm near Egmont Village which her father and brother still run, and has worked in a variety of Kiwi companies in the communications and engagement space.
I would 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.