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O&G Government Structure

Ministerial Portfolio – Energy & Resources

Ministerial responsibility for New Zealand’s petroleum resource is the portfolio of the Minister for Energy and Resources, Simon Bridges.

For an outline of Simon Bridges, his parliamentary roles, CV, contact details, and portfolio updates click  here


The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) provides advice to the Minister on a wide range of areas associated with economic development. This includes energy and resources policy research, advice and consultation as well as industry promotion and permitting.

The Department has a valuable repository of information concerning New Zealand’s energy industry.


New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals (NZP&M)

NZ Petroleum and Minerals (formerly Crown Minerals) is part of MBIE, reporting directly to the Chief Executive. The unit focuses on the commercial side of New Zealand’s O&G activities including the promotion of petroleum acreage and administering the licencing of exploration.

For an update on NZP&M, its function and structure, click here


Venture Taranaki

Venture Taranaki (who administers this web site) works closely with the New Zealand Government - and is a valuable contact for enquiries about the oil and gas industry.

Contact Venture Taranaki