7 Dec 2009

Drilling begins in northern Taranaki basin

3:32 pm on 7 December 2009

New Zealand Oil & Gas says it has started drilling at its Albacore permit area in the northern Taranaki basin.

The drilling of the Albacore well is expected to take 20 days and will drill to a depth of over 2km.

At the end of the drilling, the well will be plugged and the results analysed.