New Zealand gas pipelines: past, present and future

For what it lacks in length, the pipeline network of our trans-Tasman neighbour makes up in volume. In this edition of The Australian Pipeliner we review the recent history of oil and gas pipeline networks in New Zealand and look to the future to see what potential developments are on the drawing board.
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ITL surmounts obstacles for Cheal satellite pipeline

Unique high pressure, high temperature pipelines were required as part of the newly-commissioned $A21 million Cheal production station, located onshore Taranaki. Faced with tight timeframes and increasing steel prices, ITL looked to the newly revised version of AS2885.1 to provide a solution for their client.
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First NZ golf day tees off

Following what was a day which provided plenty of highlights, the players returned to the shed to enjoy a few well-earned drinks and provided a great opportunity for the pipeliners to catch up before the
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Emerson appoints new MD

Karl Wigginton has been appointed General Manager and Managing Director of Emerson Process Management, responsible for Australia and New Zealand.
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Maui Pipeline back online

The Maui Pipeline, located in North Taranaki, New Zealand, is once again servicing customers after experiencing a gas leak on 25 October.
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DrillTec hits Kupe targets

The Kupe Gas Project in South Taranaki, New Zealand is now well underway with installation of the 2 x 2,200 m casings being completed before the end of April 2007.
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Encroachment: providing pipeline security in NZ

Since its initial construction in 1986, the route of the Refinery to Auckland Pipeline has experienced much encroachment. Pipeline owner The New Zealand Refinery Company moved to increase security of the pipeline by acquiring "˜Designation' status, which puts the pipeline in the public domain for the first time since it was installed, and allows The New Zealand Refinery Company input into any plan changes, developments and subdivisions proposed along the pipeline route.

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