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Origin starts well in seabed off Waikato

Origin starts well in seabed off Waikato
Wellington, Oct 19 NZPA - Drilling has started on the first of two exploration wells in the Tasman Sea about 40km off the Waikato coast and 100km southwest of central Auckland.

Kupe Field reserves increased significantly

Kupe Field reserves increased significantly
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - The reserves of the Kupe oil and gas field off the Taranaki coast have been significantly upgraded, providing a windfall for its owners, including state-owned Genesis Energy and listed New Zealand Oil & Gas Ltd (NZOG), whose share price rose 6.3 percent.

Senior geologist talks of potential "Pacific Norway"

Wellington, June 10 NZPA - As big multinational energy explorers focus on New Zealand's offshore petroleum basins, the chief petroleum geologist for Crown Minerals, Dr Richard Cook, says the oil and gas yet to be discovered could be key drivers of the nation's economy.

Company involved in US oil spill has links to NZ

Company involved in US oil spill has links to NZ
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - One of the companies responsible for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico near the United States is a shareholder in exploration plans off the south Canterbury coast.

Origin says Northland drilling to start shortly

Origin says Northland drilling to start shortly
Wellington, March 26 NZPA - Australian-listed Origin Energy Ltd says that it will begin drilling in the Northland Basin in the next three months.

Andarko Takes A $43m Punt On Canty Basin Well

Andarko Takes A $43m Punt On Canty Basin Well
Wellington, Feb 25 NZPA - Australian-based Origin Energy Ltd says it is selling a half share in its PEP 38262 offshore exploration permit in the Canterbury Basin to US independent company Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Good News And Bad For NZOG

Good News And Bad For NZOG
Wellington, Jan 29 NZPA - New Zealand Oil & Gas (NZOG) says commissioning of its Kupe oil field off the coast of Taranaki is progressing well and it hopes to have permanent production up and running by March.

First Shipment Of Kupe Oil Close

First Shipment Of Kupe Oil Close
Wellington, Jan 15 NZPA - The first shipment of light crude oil from the Kupe project is due to leave Port Taranaki next week.

How Risky Are Perpetual Preference Shares?

ASB, Origin Energy and Rabobank perpetual preference shares with annual interest resets seem to be a risky investment.   I feel this was unclear in the original prospectuses.

When Can I Expect The Value Of My Preference Shares To Rise?

I have always considered preference shares had two attributes compared to ordinary shares in that they have more assured dividends and should be less volatile.

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