Melbana Energy

Melbana Energy has spudded the Pukatea-1 exploration well onshore New Zealand. The well is being drilled by the Nova-1 rig, from the same drilling pad as the Puka-1 and Puka-2 wells. Drilling is primarily targeting the Tikorangi Limestone with the well having a planned total depth of approximately 10,400 ft. Pukatea-1 is in permit PEP 51153. The company has a 30% interest in the well, in which operator TAG Oil holds the remaining stake.


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