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Kapuni gas field production

Kapuni is a small hydrocarbons field and drilling site in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located within a dairy farming area in Taranaki, 85 km (53 mi) south of New Plymouth.

It is the second largest onshore gas/condensate field in New Zealand after the Maui gas field off the Taranaki coast.[1]

Economically viable quantities of oil and gas were discovered in 1959[2] by a Royal Dutch/Shell-British Petroleum-Todd consortium, and full production began in 1969.

The site has 13 wells which surround a central production station.

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  1. ^ "Kapuni". Shell Todd Oil. 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Lambert, Ron (26 November 2010). "Taranaki region - Energy and ironsands". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 

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Coordinates: 39°28′36″S 174°10′21″E / 39.47667°S 174.17250°E / -39.47667; 174.17250