Story: Mining and underground resources

Oil rig

Oil rig

This oil rig is at the site of the Rimu-1A drillhole, which found oil. Much of Taranaki is gently rolling farmland, intensively used for dairy farming. As the photograph shows, drilling operations normally only affect a limited area around the rig.

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New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals, Ministry for Economic Development

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Simon Nathan, 'Mining and underground resources - Mining regulation and education', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9248/oil-rig (accessed 25 January 2022)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006