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Oil Free Seas Flotilla returns to NZNew Zealand Herald | 01 Dec 2013
The Oil Free Seas Flotilla, which spent 10 days at sea in protest of Anadarko's deep sea drilling in New Zealand waters, docked in Auckland this afternoon. The flotilla were welcomed into shore by music, speeches and a waiata.
Labour split on deep sea drillingNew Zealand Herald | 28 Nov 2013
Shane Jones' comments in support of Anadarko's deep sea oil drilling has left Labour Deputy Leader David Parker scrambling to reconcile his outspoken economic development spokesman's views with the opposition voiced by MPs Mackey and Phil Twyford.
Editorial: If we've got oil under our oceans, we need to find it (opinion)New Zealand Herald | 27 Nov 2013
Now Greenpeace has given up its seaborne protest against exploratory oil drilling off Raglan it is not clear what it intended to prove out there. Once one vessel of its flotilla entered the statutory exclusion zone the protest statements became somewhat contradictory. Sometimes they said their action showed the exclusion zone was not justified, at other times they reckoned it proved Anadarko Petroleum was reckless.
Anadarko drilling protest heads to courtNew Zealand Herald | 26 Nov 2013
The offshore protest against Anadarko's deep sea oil exploration will come to an end today as Greenpeace takes the battle to court.
Anadarko starts drilling in the early morningNew Zealand Herald | 26 Nov 2013
Deep sea exploration oil drilling off the Waikato coast by Texas-based oil company Anadarko began early today. The deep sea drilling of an oil well, more than 1500 metres deep, commenced at 2.30am by the oil exploration vessel Noble Bob Douglas, Anadarko New Zealand spokesman Alan Seay said.
EPA confident of defending drilling decision - KeyNew Zealand Herald | 26 Nov 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency is confident of defending their decision to allow off-shore oil drilling in the Taranaki basin, Prime Minister John Key said today. Greenpeace filed papers in the High Court at Wellington today seeking a judicial review of the process the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) followed in giving Anadarko permission for deep sea oil exploration.
Anadarko protest: Small boat stays in exclusion zoneNew Zealand Herald | 25 Nov 2013
The scene is set for a skirmish off the North Island's west coast this morning as protest vessels hold fast to Anadarko oil drilling ship the Noble Bob Douglas. Anadarko had intended to begin drilling 185km off the coast of Raglan on Thursday or Friday but has been shadowed by a flotilla of six protest vessels.
Oil man: I understand the protestsNew Zealand Herald | 25 Nov 2013
Veteran New Zealand oilman Rob Jager says he can understand concern over deep water drilling off New Zealand's coast. Jager, Shell New Zealand's chairman, said the protest at Anadarko's exploration off the North Island west coast was part of "fair and reasonable" questioning of drilling after the Deepwater Horizon explosion at the Macondo prospect in the Gulf of Mexico three years ago.
Advice on oil-drilling risks misleading, says ministerNew Zealand Herald | 22 Nov 2013
Official advice that appeared to show the risk of an oil spill off Kaikoura was far greater than first thought is deeply misleading, Environment Minister Amy Adams says. Labour leader David Cunliffe claimed that documents obtained under the Official Information Act undermined the National-led Government's assurance that deep sea oil exploration off New Zealand's coast was low-risk.
Anadarko Oil spill risk kept secret - LabourNew Zealand Herald | 21 Nov 2013
Labour claims the Government has kept secret the real risk of a major oil spill at Anadarko's proposed Kaikoura drilling site. Labour Leader David Cunliffe says documents obtained under the Official Information Act show Environment Minister Amy Adams had international research 13 months ago that shows there would be a 70 per cent probability of a `reportable incident' at the 1500m-deep Kaikoura well within a year of it opening.
Greenpeace: Oil vessel breached maritime protocolsNew Zealand Herald | 21 Nov 2013
Greenpeace has said the oil drilling ship Noble Bob Douglas and its support vessel breached maritime protocols.The Oil Free Seas flotilla claimed one of its boats - the Vega - was squeezed between the Noble and the Bailey Tide last night.
Anadarko oil ship arrives at drill site; protesters unmovedNew Zealand Herald | 19 Nov 2013
A small boat is refusing to move from the site where Texan oil giant Anadarko intends to drill, despite the presence of the huge drilling ship, called the Noble Bob Douglas, around 600 metres away. One of the support vessels for the drilling ship, the Hart Tide, is much closer to the flotilla boat, the Vega, which is currently above the drilling spot, which is one and half kilometres under the ocean surface.
Anadarko a no-show for high seas rumbleNew Zealand Herald | 19 Nov 2013
The Anadarko oil drilling ship Noble Bob Douglas has failed to show up at its intended drill site more than 100 nautical miles off the Raglan Coast. Meanwhile the Oil-Free Seas Flotilla, made up of six vessels launched from around New Zealand, waits to engage with the ship and hamper its efforts to begin exploration.
Protest boats station near Anadarko drill siteNew Zealand Herald | 17 Nov 2013
Six protest boats are stationed near an Anadarko drill site in the sea off the west coast of the North Island. The boats from the Oil Free Seas Flotilla are waiting for the Noble Bob Douglas drillship, expected to arrive some time in the next couple of days.
Fears for dolphin in oil submissionNew Zealand Herald | 15 Nov 2013
The Auckland Council has approved oil exploration permits off the city's west coast in a submission to the Government. However, it wants the boundaries set 12 nautical miles offshore to protect the endangered Maui's dolphin and the risk from any oil spill.
Anti oil-drilling flotilla bound for Tasman showdownNew Zealand Herald | 11 Nov 2013
The question of whether the skippers of the boats in the Oil-Free Seas flotilla will flout the Government's new sea protest laws in its coming encounters with the giant Anardarko drilling ship the Nobel Bob Douglas remained unanswered today as the boats cast off from Princes Wharf in Auckland.
Tanzania: Prospects for Tanzania Becoming Major Hydrocarbon Exporting NationAllAfrica.com | 20 Sep 2013
THE last 4 or 5 years have seen an incredible amount of increased activity and interest in Tanzania's hydrocarbon (oil and Gas) industry - largely brought on by the announcements by companies like Ophir, BG, ENI and Statoil on the potentially very large gas discoveries being made in the deep water areas off the coast.