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In the hot seat

In the hot seat

Shell New Zealand chairman Rob Jager concedes there are issues with his product. But he says as long as people keep using it, Shell will keep drilling, Chris Morris reports.

Deepwater drilling likely to grow

Deepwater drilling likely to grow

Given the world's escalating energy needs and oil and gas reserves increasingly coming from deepwater exploration, the likelihood is drilling proposals around the South Island will only increase.

Shell 'more optimistic' about drilling

Shell 'more optimistic' about drilling

Offshore oil and gas explorer Shell appears more confident its proposed deepwater drilling in the Great South Basin will go ahead.

A boost to Dunedin?

A boost to Dunedin?

Shell is, clearly, serious about its search for gas in the Great Southern Basin off the coast of Otago and Southland as it considers whether to spend $200 million on an exploratory well. It is also, obviously, aware of the need to consult widely.

Bridges welcomes Shell statement on gas drilling

A 50:50 call by oil and gas explorer Shell on whether to go ahead with $200 million of drilling in the Great South Basin has been welcomed by Minister for Energy and Resources Simon Bridges.

Gas drilling '50:50' call - Shell

Gas drilling '50:50' call - Shell

Oil and gas explorer Shell says its chances of undertaking a $200 million exploratory drilling programme in the Great South Basin are 50:50, with a decision expected within months.

Positive response to oil exploration

Positive response to oil exploration

The man heading Shell New Zealand's Great South Basin gas exploration project has described a community engagement meeting in Invercargill on Tuesday as ''positive from all sides''.

New exploration permits awarded

Shell has acquired another exploration block in the Great South Basin, which will likely push the cost of its hydrographic seismic survey work in recent years beyond $100 million.

Shell has talks with companies

Shell representatives have informally met a few local businesses concerning infrastructure support for its oil and gas exploration intentions in the Great South Basin.

Shell tentative on Great South Basin start

Shell tentative on Great South Basin start

Oil and gas explorer Shell says the earliest it will consider drilling in the frontier deep-water Great South Basin will be the summer of 2014-15.

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