Melbana: PEP 51153 JV completes civil and construction works By Martin Kovacs, 7 Sep 2017

Melbana Energy has reported that TAG Oil, operator of the New Zealand onshore PEP 51153 joint venture, has completed civil and construction works to upgrade the existing access roads and production pad ahead of drilling of the Pukatea-1 exploration well, expected to commence in mid-January next year.

“The completion of the civil works safely, on time and on budget is very pleasing,” Melbana Managing Director and CEO Peter Stickland commented.

“The onshore Pukatea prospect represents an exciting exploration drilling opportunity for Melbana and we are looking forward to commencing drilling early 2018.”