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Community Panel

Ask us a question and we’ll share it, and our response here:

You asked us about timeframes, regulatory agencies, what resource consents or other approvals are required, when the public get to have their say and about monitoring and management requirements after consenting.

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You asked us for information on well head control and blow-out prevention

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What about the size of the seas out here? » What risks do the big seas of the Southern Ocean pose? » How do they compare to other operations (eg the North Sea)?

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What are possible risks to the ‘Whaleway’ – the migration of whales and other marine mammals through and close to offshore permits?

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You asked us for more information on what is involved with drilling an exploration well, including the physical works, rig, size, depth and duration of drilling

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What are the main environmental effects of an exploration drill process and how are they mitigated?

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What is New Zealand Oil & Gas’s policy with respect to the Zero Carbon Bill?

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