The Pohokura field is an oil and gas field located 4 km offshore of north Taranaki in New Zealand, in approximately 30 m of water. The field was discovered in 2000 by Fletcher Challenge and has ultimate recoverable reserves of 791 Bcf (927 PJ) of gas and 49 mmbbls of oil and condensate.
The field has 6 offshore and 3 onshore wells, with the production station located on shore, adjacent to the Motunui methanol plant. The production station is unmanned, and is operated from a control room in New Plymouth. The first commercial production was in September 2006.
In 2009, Pohokura was the largest gas producing field in New Zealand, producing 42% of total production.
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