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Cheal-E6 well perforated and production testing starts

Here are some shots of our capable contractors dropping the bar to perforate the Cheal-E-JV-6 well, as we initiated production testing. The Cheal-E6 step-out well was successfully drilled to 1,939 meters (6,360 feet), and it fulfilled its main objective: to intersect oil- and gas-bearing sands in the Mt. Messenger Formation. It’s interpreted to have intersected…

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Building strong minds and bodies

While our TAG team in North America is being buffeted by winter rains and cold temps, our New Zealand community is enjoying oncoming summer. And with the good weather come some of our favorite community sponsorship events.  Surf Life Saving: a sport and a community service Surrounded by water as we are, surf safety and…

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2014 TAG Oil Scholarship Winner

Matthew Kowalewski is the 2014 recipient of TAG Oil’s $5,000 scholarship, awarded annually to a promising senior from Stratford High School that is interested in an oil and gas-related field of study. In Matthew’s case, he plans to tackle a double major in geology and physics next year at Waikato University. In a competitive field…

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Drilling and optimization work has resumed in Taranaki

There hasn’t been much blog news from the field lately, sometimes geology and science can be quiet, solitary stuff. But we’re pleased to report that as of October 2014 TAG achieved record monthly production of 1,990 BOE (76% oil) per day.  And now with the Nova-1 drill rig back in Taranaki we’ve resumed the next…

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Farewell Ron, and welcome Dr. Ellenor

As announced via press release earlier this week, Board member Ronald Bertuzzi is retiring. In a statement Wednesday, Chairman Alex Guidi said, “I would like to personally extend my sincere appreciation to Ron for his many years of dedicated service to TAG Oil, starting back from the Company’s formative years. Ron has been an enthusiastic…

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Congratulations to the Amber and Blacks, ITM Cup Champions!

In what was described as a composed performance in a hectic game last Saturday, team TenderLink Taranaki (commonly referred to as the Amber and Blacks) prevailed to become the ITM Cup Premiership champions! “We’re absolutely over the moon,” said flanker Mitchell Crosswell. “To do it in front of a home crowd was just fantastic. It’s…

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TAG Oil sponsors a festive Taranaki community event

When most of us think of a mid-December festival, we envision frost, hot apple cider, mittens, and short days with long nights. In New Zealand, however, the annual New Plymouth Festival of Lights kicks off on December 14th to celebrate the southern hemisphere’s summer season.   Summer Scene, sponsored by TAG Oil and Horizon Energy Services, is…

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Unprecedented hydrocarbon pressures put a lid on Waitangi Valley-1

For those of you who missed our conference call and press release, we began the process of plugging and abandoning the Waitangi Valley-1 well. This job follows a methodical, carefully planned process, starting with getting the drilling equipment that’s no longer necessary out of the way and back to Taranaki. That takes a couple weeks,…

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TAG Oil sponsors Tough Kid 2014!

Tough Kid 2014, sponsored by TAG Oil and hosted by Sport Taranaki, is all set for its third year with a whopping 1,450 sold-out competitors. These primary schoolers will compete in an obstacle course that includes a water slide, tire scramble and much more, around the back fields of Yarrow Stadium. The event is designed…

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