Our minerals and petroleum industries deal with a complex interweaving of issues to do with New Zealand's communities, economy and environment. To succeed in this sector requires detailed legal and policy understanding and pragmatic legal advice that reflects the industry as a whole and the environment in which it operates.
Numerous areas of legal specialisation are required to assist participants in the petroleum and mining industries and those with an interest in these activities. We have the breadth of experience to bring together lawyers with expertise in these areas.
"A large team of well-known lawyers working across the entire range of practice areas."
"Excellent technical skills, always client focused, but sound advice that I can rely on… They are always prompt and clear, a strong team".
Advising the Environmental Protection Authority's Decision-Making Committees
on the non-notified marine consents for OMV and STOS (the first two granted marine consents under the new EEZ regime) and the notified marine consents for the STOS Māui facilities
Advising TGS-Nopec Geophysical, an international oil and gas geoscience company
on Crown Minerals Act and associated issues for offshore oil and gas surveying (including issues regarding ingress agreements, prospecting permits and open source data)
Advising Francis Mining
on resource consent issues for existing and new coal mining developments on the New Creek Mine in the West Coast (involving applications for an access arrangement and resource consents)
Advising the Crown
on Crown Minerals Act regime in the coastal marine area, and the relevance of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act
Advising the Office of Treaty Settlements
on the Crown Minerals Act framework as it relates to Treaty of Waitangi settlements
Advising Puke Coal
on the consents necessary to turn its former mining pit into a municipal landfill