Industry Notifications

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Notifications Received

Pohokura outage update - 23 January 2020

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Notification date
23 January 2020
Submitting organisation
OMV New Zealand Limited
Notification details
OMV New Zealand Limited advises of an update to notices 000025 and 000029 issued on 13 December and 18 December 2019 respectively, and notice 000031 issued on 8 January 2020. The POW-2 well has now been restarted, but has not yet returned to levels that it previously produced at.

As a consequence:

1. The Well Maintenance work scheduled to be completed on 23 January has been extended to 27 January.
2. The impact of this extension is 35TJ/d on 24-26 January and 80TJ/d on 27 January.
3. The reduction stated on 27 January includes the impact of the previously advised Facility Maintenance work.
4. From 28 January, the impact of the POW-2 reduction is estimated to be up to 20TJ/d.

We will provide a further update in due course.

Kupe - Routine Offshore Well Intervention

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Notification date
17 January 2020
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises that a routine offshore well intervention campaign is planned on the 3 Kupe wells between 3 – 29 February 2020. Kupe is forecast to have intermittent reduction to deliverability (~10-15TJ/day) during this time. Activity will be weather dependent as Kupe is an unmanned platform and daily helicopter flights will be required to support this work.

Pohokura - Unplanned outage - 8 January 2020

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Notification date
8 January 2020
Submitting organisation
OMV New Zealand Limited
Notification details
OMV New Zealand Limited advises an unplanned outage of one its Pohokura production wells. The POW-2 well is currently unavailable and at this stage it is not clear when the well can returned to production.

The estimated reduction in deliverability is approximately 40 TJs per day.

We will provide further information in due course.

Planned Maintenance UPDATE

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Notification date
20 December 2019
Submitting organisation
Flexgas Ltd
Notification details
Flexgas Ltd advises that the planned outage at the Ahuroa Gas Storage facility from Monday 16 December to Friday 20 December 2019 has been extended by 1 day. It will now finish at the end of 21 December 2019. The outage is a full plant outage affecting injection and withdrawal from the facility.

The shutdown is required to tie-in facilities relating to the expansion of Ahuroa to 65 TJ/d injection and withdrawal capacity.

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

Planned Pohokura Maintenance -notification 000025 update

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Notification date
18 December 2019
Submitting organisation
OMV New Zealand Limited
Notification details
OMV New Zealand Limited refers to notification 000025 posted on 13 December 2019. Please be advised of the following updates to this notification:

Previous:
6-16 January, Well Maintenance, estimated reduction 25-35 TJ/d
27 January, Facility Maintenance, estimated reduction 40 TJ/d
24-25 February, Well Maintenance, estimated reduction 25-40 TJ/d

Updated:
13-23 January, Well Maintenance, estimated reduction 25-35 TJ/d
27 January, Facility Maintenance, estimated reduction 40 TJ/d
24-25 February, Well Maintenance, estimated reduction 25-40 TJ/d

Pohokura pipeline inspection and maintenance

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Notification date
18 December 2019
Submitting organisation
Omv
Notification details
OMV New Zealand has previously announced that it will undertake proactive inspection and maintenance work in 2020 on the undersea pipeline at the Pohokura natural gas field (announced on the 18th of October 2019) and also at the onshore production station (announced on the 29th of July 2019).

In those announcements we identified that during the work on the Pohokura production station all gas production from the Pohokura field would be shutdown between 11 and 24th of March 2020. It was also identified that the pipeline inspection and maintenance work was still in the planning phase and that there was a risk that the pipeline would need to be shutdown to complete the required work.

Planning for the pipeline outage is now materially complete and to safely and efficiently execute the required work the undersea pipeline will need to be shutdown close to the start of the production station outage (11 March 2020) and for one to three weeks beyond the end of the production station outage. An approximate start date and a range of durations is given as the work is dependent on mobilisation of a suitable vessel from overseas, weather, sea state and subsea visibility. It is however possible that the inspection may identify further remedial actions that require additional offshore gas production outages. When the pipeline is shutdown and the onshore production station is operating, the onshore wells are expected to be available to flow.

Kupe Reduced Production

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Notification date
18 December 2019
Submitting organisation
Beach Energy
Notification details
Beach Energy advises that due to low demand for gas and a trip on the hot oil heating system there has been an reduction in Kupe production from 72.5TJ/day to 40TJ/day for Wednesday 18th December

Kapuni Planned Maintenance outage

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Notification date
16 December 2019
Submitting organisation
Nova Energy
Notification details
Nova Energy on Behalf of Todd Energy advises that Kapuni production station will be undergoing planned maintenance from the 25/2/2020 till 28/2/2020. This will result in a full field shutdown and gas reduction of 27TJ a day

Planned Pohokura Maintenance

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Notification date
13 December 2019
Submitting organisation
OMV NZ
Notification details
OMV New Zealand Limited advises that in addition to the outage Pohokura production station maintenance work planned for the 11-24 March, Pohokura is currently forecasted to have reduced deliverability on the following dates within the next six months:

6-16 January, Well Maintenance, estimated reduction 25-35 TJs
27 January, Facility Maintenance, estimated reduction 40 TJs
24-25 February, Well Maintenance, estimated reduction 25-40 TJs

Planned outages beyond six months:
1 day partial outage - July - Safety Inspection
1 day partial outage - August - Pressure Testing
5 day partial outage - October - Well Testing

Planned Maintenance

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Notification date
12 December 2019
Submitting organisation
Flexgas Ltd
Notification details
Flexgas Ltd advises that there will be a planned outage at the Ahuroa Gas Storage facility from Monday 16 December to Friday 20 December 2019 inclusive. The outage will be a full plant outage affecting injection and withdrawal from the facility.

The shutdown is required to tie-in facilities relating to the expansion of Ahuroa to 65 TJ/d injection and withdrawal capacity.

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

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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