Kupe Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Origin
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Location: 30km off Ohawe Beach on the southern Taranaki coast
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Origin Energy, Genesis Energy, New Zealand Oil & Gas (NZOG) and Mitsui E&P Australia
  • Type: Gas & Condensate
  • Estimated Reserves:
    • Initial 2P reserves have been revised to 83.8 million BOE, or 489 petajoules
    • 323 PJ of sales gas,
    • 1,368 kilotonnes of LPG
    • 18.3 million barrels of light oil
  • Production Volume:


  • The Kupe Field, located in PML38146 in the offshore Taranaki Basin, New Zealand, is a gas-condensate filled reservoir in the Farewell Formation.
  • Kupe is made up of an offshore platform with three production wells, a 30km raw gas pipeline running from the platform to the shore, an onshore production station near Hawera, and light crude storage and export facilities near Port Taranaki in New Plymouth.


  • WorleyParsons: FEED
  • Technip: design, engineering, procurement, installation, construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning of:
    • An unmanned wellhead platform with capacity for up to 6 wells plus future satellites
    • A 12” multiphase pipeline to shore and umbilical from the platform to shore
    • A horizontal directionally drilled shore crossing (HDD)
    • Onshore processing facilities to meet the planned production rate of 70 Tj/d
    • An export pipeline for sales gas
    • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and condensate loading bays
  • Process Group: 78.5 MMSCFD Molecular Sieve Dehydration Package


  • 1986 - The Kupe field was discovered by New Zealand Oil & Gas
  • 2004 - Worley Awarded KUPE FEED
  • 2006 - Final Investment Decision made
  • 2010 - The Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, officially opened the Kupe Gas Project
  • 2012 - Initial 2P reserves revised to 83.8 million BOE



  1. Technip Oil And Gas Processing References
  2. Process Group Oil And Gas Processing References
  3. Kupe Gas Project, Origin Energy
  4. Origin Energy awards Worley FEED contract for Kupe
  5. Kupe Gas Project gets green light to proceed
  6. 1200 Kupe Field Initial 2P Reserves Increase
  7. Origin announces increase in Kupe reserves
  8. Technip awarded contract for the Kupe gas project in New Zealand

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