New Zealand Oil and Gas Suppliers Showcase Innovation and Expertise at APPEA 2015

14 May 2015 : Ten companies will join New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals (NZP&M) at the APPEA Conference and Exhibition, which takes place from 17-20 May 2015 in Melbourne.

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) is the national body representing Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production industry, with the event bringing together the industry’s leading explorers, producers and suppliers.

New Zealand is a fast-emerging oil and gas producer with underexplored basins and significant petroleum potential.

The industry is becoming increasingly important for New Zealand, with oil and gas exploration and production growing strongly in recent years and now New Zealand’s fourth largest export earner, valued at around $2.2 billion[1].

According to NZTE’s Regional Director for Australia and Pacific, Clare Wilson, the oil and gas industry in New Zealand held many prospects and growing interest from overseas companies across a range of engineering and specialist technologies, creating investment opportunities and jobs.

“New Zealand has a long history in the oil and gas history dating back more than 150 years and APPEA is a great platform for New Zealand companies to showcase their high levels of expertise and innovation in this sector,” Ms Wilson said.

NZP&M General Manager James Stevenson-Wallace says APPEA is a key event for promoting oil and gas exploration in New Zealand.

“Australia is our largest export market for crude oil and we have a number of Australian companies operating in New Zealand. There is still significant potential for further investment by Australian industry.”

In March, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges launched Block Offer 2015, the annual tender for oil and gas exploration permits, with the total acreage included in the tender amounting to 429,298 square kilometres. This includes 4,093 square kilometres onshore and 425,205 square kilometres offshore. The tender closes on 30 September.
Mr Bridges will be present at the New Zealand Pavilion on Monday 18 May to show support to the industry and the attending New Zealand companies.

On Monday night, the New Zealand High Commissioner to Australia H.E. Mr Chris Seed will host a function to discuss and discover the areas released for Block Offer 2015, and also to meet representatives from New Zealand’s leading explorers, producers and support companies. Mr Bridges will also be speaking at the function.

The New Zealand Pavilion, Stand 260, at APPEA 2015 will feature the following New Zealand companies operating in the oil and gas sector:

MetraWeather - MetraWeather and science partner, MetOcean Solutions, are Australasia’s foremost providers of oceanographic and meteorological guidance to the offshore industry.

ECL (Engineering Control Limited) - ECL Engineering Control provides agile and cost effective Process Automation and Functional Safety solutions.

Fitzroy Engineering - Fitzroy Engineering Group is a multifaceted engineering group providing full life cycle mechanical solutions. Fitzroy specialise in complex, high quality, time sensitive engineering scopes, primarily in the oil and gas and petrochemical sectors.

ITL - Specialists in the hydrocarbons industry, ITL Engineering delivers everything from large scale industrial process plants and piping systems, down to supply of individual pieces of skid mounted equipment.

Gallagher - Technology experts in the design and manufacture of integrated access control, central management software, alarms management, and perimeter protection, Gallagher’s security solutions protect valuable assets around the world including more than 500 oil and gas sites.

Hot Rot Organic Solutions - HotRot‘s in-vessel composting systems are well suited for organic waste at remote camp sites, significantly reducing transport/ disposal costs for waste and reduce environmental impact.

IPL - IPL (Independent Petroleum Laboratory) is a specialised petrochemical testing laboratory, offering a comprehensive range of services to the upstream and downstream Oil & Gas industry.

Plant and Platform - Plant & Platform provides premium engineering services to the Oil & Gas industry in New Zealand, Australia and other countries.

Serko - Serko produces online travel and expense management software that helps organisations cut the cost of corporate travel, with its Mass Booking Module has been designed specifically for organisations operating in the Energy and Resources sector that use “Fly-In, Fly-Out” (FIFO) rosters to manage their operations.

Truescape - Truescape uses smart 3D visual tools to explain complex strategies, by building an understanding the client’s message, transforming data, and delivering a visual solution that the client’s audience will understand.

For more information or interviews with representatives of attending companies, please contact:

Marcha van den Heuvel, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

0468 960 457