Royal Dutch Shell Plc  .com Rotating Header Image

Shell plans more testing in Great South Basin

Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 00.42.01

4 December 2013

Shell is planning more seismic surveys of the seafloor off the coast of South Otago. Shell New Zealand holds two deepwater exploration permits for the Great South Basin covering about 25,000 square kilometres. At their closest, the areas come within about 50km of the coastline south of Dunedin. The company is due to decide whether to begin test drilling for natural gas in one area by early January 2014. Shell New Zealand said preview seismic mapping in two and three dimensions have indicated two potential natural gas accumulations it wants to explore further. The company said it would begin a new set of two-dimensional surveying in January, running for about 70 days.
This website and sisters,,,, and, are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia segment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Comment Rules

  • Please show respect to the opinions of others no matter how seemingly far-fetched.
  • Abusive, foul language, and/or divisive comments may be deleted without notice.
  • Each blog member is allowed limited comments, as displayed above the comment box.
  • Comments must be limited to the number of words displayed above the comment box.
  • Please limit one comment after any comment posted per post.