Kupe to begin production by year’s end

First production from the Kupe field offshore New Zealand is anticipated in the fourth quarter, according to Origin Energy Resources (Kupe).

Offshore staff

SYDNEY -- First production from the Kupe field offshore New Zealand is anticipated in the fourth quarter, according to Origin Energy Resources (Kupe).

Construction of the offshore facilities, wellhead platform, pipeline, and controls umbilical is complete, and the overall project including the production station near Hawera is nearing completion with testing and pre-commissioning occurring later than planned, the company says.

Some of the facilities are already active as part of the current pre-commissioning and the balance of facilities are being progressively readied and commissioned during coming months, the company says.

06/12/2009

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