Tamarind Taranaki Limited

On 8 March 2018, Tamarind Taranaki Limited lodged applications for marine consent and marine discharge consent for development drilling activities in the Tui Field, offshore Taranaki.

Tamarind’s applications are for the drilling of up to five sidetrack development wells from up to four of its existing wells, including the associated logistical and environmental monitoring activities. Tamarind's applications also include a marine discharge consent to discharge offshore processing drainage from deck drains aboard a drill rig.

The hearing will begin on Tuesday 6 November 2018 at 1pm in the Blenheim Room at the Quality Hotel Plymouth International (on the corner of Courtenay and Leach Streets), New Plymouth.

View the hearing schedule and details of the hearing


Latest update - 16 November 2018

The EPA has received the legal closing submission from the applicant dated 15 November 2018.

View the legal closing submission (pdf, 196KB)

On 31 October 2018, surveying consultants DNV-GL provided a report regarding discharges on the semi-submersible drilling rig contracted by Tamarind.

View the DNV-GL report (pdf 178KB)

On 29 October 2018, Te Korowai o Ngāruahine Trust (TKONT) wrote to the Board to provide an update on the relationship between TKONT and Tamarind.

View the letter from TKONT (pdf 567KB)

The applications

Learn more about Tamarind’s applications for marine consent and marine discharge consent and view the application documents.

Decision makers and procedures

View information about the Board of Inquiry appointed for Tamarind Taranaki Ltd's applications for publicly notified marine consents.


View the submissions and public notice for Tamarind's applications for marine consent and marine dicharge consent.

Contact us

Contact information for Tamarind's development drilling applications.

Correspondence to and from the Board

View correspondence sent to the Tamarind Board of Inquiry as well as minutes and directions from the Board.

Reports and advice

View the reports and advice sought in relation to Tamarind's development drilling applications

Evidence and expert conferencing

View the evidence provided by Tamarind (the Applicant) and submitters, and the information relating to expert conferencing.

The Hearing

View the information on the Tamarind hearing, the hearing notice and the hearing schedule.