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Taranaki Community Update – June 2022

Hello everyone and welcome to our June community newsletter. I hope all is well with you and your families as we enter the colder season and start seeing some snow on our Maunga.

We’ve had a busy few months here at Todd Energy. Our Big Ben drilling rig finished at the Kapuni J wellsite in early 2022 and, since then, has successfully drilled one well for OMV at Pohokura. From August the rig will start drilling four additional wells at our Mangahewa G wellsite. We are expecting this to take about four months to complete. Thank you in advance for your patience around this activity.

In April we finished running power cables from Todd’s McKee Mangahewa Production Station (MMPS) to our Mangahewa C and D wellsites, an activity that will allow us to electrify our compression (rather than using gas) and reduce our emissions. We expect these power lines to become live at the end of 2022, once the compressors are installed at the wellsites. On behalf of our own team and the contractors who worked on this significant project, we would like to thank all the neighbours and landowners involved for your support and co-operation.

April saw the return of our Tikorangi Consultation Forum and Kapuni Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting. Thank you to all of our community members who came along and contributed to these important two-way conversations. As discussed at the CAG meeting, we will present the results of the recent Kapuni J drilling campaign to the local community later this year.

As the ground cools we’re entering the native planting season, and Todd has three key native biodiversity projects planned for the year, including infill planting and weed control at the Mangahewa Stream near the MMPS carpark, planting 1 ha of farmland near the Mangahewa C wellsite, and additional planting at McDonalds Glen near the Kapuni J wellsite. We are excited about these initiatives and about working alongside our community to enhance our local biodiversity.

And with that, I would like to wish you all a great start to winter and remind you all 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.


Taranaki Community Update

Issue 33 | June 2022
  • Helping Waitara Central Kindy provide essential services to local tamariki
  • Kapuni Stream erosion remediation complete
  • Matapu School and the Taranaki Regional Council release Tradescantia Leaf Beetles into McDonald’s Glen
  • Ohawe Boating and Angling Club Junior Fishing competition results
  • Congratulations and best wishes to Louise!
  • Trees for Survival is coming to Taranaki
  • Activity update