Industry Notifications

Gas Industry Co has made this page available for the industry to post notifications relating to the New Zealand gas industry.

Content on this page is publicly available. Content provided in each notification is the property and responsibility of the person/organisation submitting that information. Submitters must use a separate form each time for new notifications or for updating any previous notifications in this page.

If you want any further information on any of the notifications listed below, please contact the submitting organisation directly.

Gas Industry Co is currently undertaking a separate workstream regarding information disclosure in the New Zealand gas industry. This page does not reflect Gas Industry Co’s views on the appropriate level of information disclosure and does not replace, or reflect the outcomes of, the information disclosure workstream.

 

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Notifications Received

Kupe Unplanned Production Outage Notification (Correction)

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Notification date
10 December 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises that there has been an unplanned production outage at Kupe Production Station on Monday 9th December, plant came off line @ 08:55hrs and resume exporting @ 11:50hrs, Reason for the plant trip is being investigated.

Kupe Unplanned Production Outage Notification

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Notification date
9 December 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises that there has been an unplanned production outage at Kupe Production Station on Monday 7th December, plant came off line @ 08:55hrs and resume exporting @ 11:50hrs, Reason for the plant trip is being investigated.

Kupe Unplanned Production Outage Notification

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Notification date
9 December 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy wishes to advise that there was an unplanned production outage at Kupe Sunday 08 December at 02:10 during a lightning storm which caused voltage fluctuations that affected some plant equipment. The plant was successfully restarted at 07:00 once the weather system had passed.

Kupe Planned Outage Update

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Notification date
27 November 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises the Kupe Production Station planned outage has been successfully completed with the plant returning to full production availability on Wednesday 27 November.

Kupe Planned Outage Update

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Notification date
24 November 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises that the planned 4 yearly outage at Kupe is nearing completion. All major activity has been completed and plant de-isolation has commenced. Return to production is still anticipated to occur Wednesday 27th November. This notification page will be used to update any change to the planned re-start date.

Kupe Planned Outage Update

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Notification date
17 November 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises that the planned 4 yearly outage at Kupe is tracking in accordance with the plan. The majority of the major activities are nearing completion allowing box-up and de-isolations to commence. At this stage the plan is indicating mechanical complete to occur on the 24th with return to production still anticipated to occur 27th November. This notification page will be used to update any change to the planned re-start date.

Kupe Planned Outage Update

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Notification date
10 November 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises that the planned 4 yearly outage at Kupe is tracking in accordance with the plan. All of the main work activities have commenced with no schedule impacting emergent work identified so far. Return to production anticipated to occur 27th November.

Kupe Planned Outage Update

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Notification date
4 November 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises that the planned 4 yearly outage commenced Wednesday 27th November in accordance with the plan, and with the notification issued in July. The plant isolations, draining & purging phase was successfully completed between Wednesday and Sunday allowing the main mechanical work phase to commence today, Monday 04th. At this early stage of the outage, the plan indicates a re-start date of 27th November. This notification page will be used to update any change to the planned re-start date.

Planned Maintenance

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Notification date
22 October 2019
Submitting organisation
Flexgas Ltd
Notification details
Flexgas Ltd advises that there will be a planned outage at the Ahuroa Gas Storage facility from Friday 8 February to Sunday 23 February 2020 inclusive. The outage will be a full plant outage affecting injection and withdrawal from the facility.

The shutdown is required for the four yearly regulatory inspection and testing of pressure vessels, pipework and other safety critical equipment.

This notification page will be used to update any changes to these dates.

Pohokura pipeline inspection and maintenance

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Notification date
18 October 2019
Submitting organisation
OMV
Notification details
OMV New Zealand has announced it will be undertaking proactive inspection and maintenance work next year on the undersea pipeline at the Pohokura natural gas field. The flexible pipeline connects the Pohokura offshore wells and platform to the onshore production station. The field also produces natural gas from onshore wells.

OMV became the operator of the field in December 2018, and since then OMV has undertaken a review of 2018 outage event ahead of the mandatory pipeline recertification due in mid-2020. As a result, OMV will undertake a full pipeline inspection and any necessary maintenance work in Q1 and Q2 2020. The work is currently in the design and planning phase. Its scope will be finalised, in conjunction with endorsements by the pipeline certifier, by December 2019.

Except during the separate Pohokura production station maintenance work announced by OMV on 29 July 2019, the onshore wells would be expected to be available to flow during the pipeline inspection programme. It is however possible that the inspection may identify remedial action that requires offshore outages in order to undertake the work. The exact duration and timing of any offshore shutdown periods will remain subject to the final plan meeting regulatory requirements, as well as operational and weather related impacts. The safety of people, environment and the assets, will be paramount throughout the campaign.

As a transparent operator, we will communicate with market participants to ensure clear notification in advance of any potential impacts.

Kupe Production Station back to full production availability

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Notification date
7 October 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises repairs have been successfully completed and the Kupe Production Station has returned back to full production availability on Monday 7th October

Reduced production from Kupe Production Station

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Notification date
6 October 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises that the unplanned reduced production from Kupe is ongoing. Repairs are progressing in accordance with the plan to rectify the problem on the KWHP and anticipate a return to full production availability mid way through Monday 7th gas day.

Reduce Production from Kupe Production Station

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Notification date
3 October 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises that the unplanned reduced production from Kupe is ongoing, repairs are progressing to rectify the problem on the KWHP and anticipate a return back to full production Monday 7th October, once the repairs and commissioning have been completed on Sunday 6th October.

Reduce Production from Kupe Production Station

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Notification date
1 October 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises that the unplanned reduced production from Kupe is ongoing, Plans are in place to rectify the problem and anticipate a return back to full production from Kupe on Sunday 6th October.

Reduce Production from Kupe Production Station

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Notification date
30 September 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises that the unplanned reduced production from Kupe is ongoing, Plans are in place to rectify the problem, Beach Energy will update when more information comes to hand.

Kupe Production Flow Rate Reduced

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Notification date
28 September 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises that there has been an unplanned reduced production from Kupe. The cause is under investigation and Beach will provide further updates when more information comes to hand.

Kupe Production Back Online

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Notification date
22 September 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Kupe Production Station resume gas export @ 09:28hrs Sunday 22nd September

Update: Kupe plant unplanned production outage at Kupe is ongoing

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Notification date
21 September 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises that the unplanned production outage at Kupe is ongoing. Plans are in place to rectify the problem and we conservatively estimate the plant to return to production Sunday 22nd @ approximately 08:00hrs

Kupe unplanned production outage

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Notification date
21 September 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises that there has been an unplanned production outage at Kupe. Cause of the trip is under investigation and Beach will provide further updates when more information comes to hand

Planned Outage Notification

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Notification date
31 July 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises that there will be a planned 4 yearly full plant outage at Kupe from Wednesday 30th October - Wednesday 27th November 2019 to carry out regulatory and integrity based inspections. Works also include maintenance and project activity that requires a full plant shutdown.
This notification page will be used to update any changes to these dates.

Planned Outage Pohokura March 2020

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Notification date
29 July 2019
Submitting organisation
OMV
Notification details
This notification advises that in March 2020 there will be a planned outage at Pohokura to carry out regulatory and integrity based inspections and to complete critical maintenance requiring facility shutdown.
Timing – Wednesday March 11th to Tuesday 24th March 2020 (14 Days)
We will advise if there is any change to these dates.

Example notice

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Notification date
26 July 2019
Submitting organisation
Gas Industry Co
Notification details
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