Maari is a producing conventional oil field located in shallow water in New Zealand and is operated by OMV New Zealand. The field is located in block 173E39/32 (PMP 38160), with water depth of 341 feet.

Field participation details

The field is owned by OMV, OG Oil & Gas and Horizon Oil.

Production from Maari

The Maari conventional oil field recovered 63.08% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2010. The peak production was approximately 16.43 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2058. The field currently accounts for approximately 6% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 25.92 Mmboe, comprised of 24 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 11.49 bcf of natural gas reserves. Maari conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.01% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

About OMV New Zealand

OMV New Zealand Ltd (OMV NZ), a subsidiary of OMV AG, is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. It offers upstream production services with offshore oil and gas fields in Maari, Pohokura, and Maui across Taranaki coast, Tunisia and in the Black Sea. The company operates exploration activities with interests in Taranaki Basin, Pegasus Basin, and Great South Basin (GSB). OMV NZ has been in search of additional oil and gas reserves in New Zealand and currently holds interests in nine exploration permits, and in three offshore production licenses or petroleum mining permits. It produces liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas. The company has operations across Europe, the UAE, Australia, and Pakistan. OMV NZ is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand.


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