Investing in petroleum

New Zealand offers the oil and gas sector a wide range of exploration and production opportunities.

Petroleum resource potential

There has been oil and gas activity in New Zealand for more than 150 years but we still have much untapped potential.

New Zealand's petroleum regulators

Oil and gas development in New Zealand is regulated by a series of separate agencies, each with different responsibilities and areas of expertise.

The petroleum permit lifecycle and Block Offer

The regulations affecting a petroleum permit differ according to the different phases of a permit.