Kōrero: Mining and underground resources

Pohokura-1 well

Pohokura-1 well

Pohokura-1 well, drilled in 2000 about 4 kilometres off the Taranaki coast, discovered a gas-condensate field. Here, gas is being flared off the side of the rig, with Mt Taranaki in the background. Later drilling established the extent of the Pohokura field, showing that it is similar in size to the Kāpuni gas and oil field.

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New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals, Ministry for Economic Development
Photograph by John Crawford

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan, 'Mining and underground resources - History of mining', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9239/pohokura-1-well (accessed 23 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006