New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals
15 Stout Street
Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals leads and actively manages the New Zealand Government’s petroleum and minerals portfolio. As a government agency, we manage Petroleum Block Offers and promote investment in New Zealand.
Our aim is to attract operators and companies with high environmental and health and safety standards. We are the only agency that can grant access to New Zealand’s oil, gas and Crown owned-minerals, and the only agency that works alongside participants throughout their time here. We are committed to responsible management of our resources, and work with other agencies to provide consistent regulation of the petroleum and minerals industries in New Zealand.
We engage with councils, iwi and communities about petroleum and minerals development and are stewards of a world class collection of geoscience and geospatial digital information and related drilling samples.
Finally, we manage compliance and collect royalties on behalf of the Crown.