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  • 17 Aug 2020
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Genesis reports Kupe Reserves upgrade

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Kupe field reserves upgrade

Genesis reports operator Beach Energy has upgraded its reserves estimate in the Kupe gas and oil field (‘Kupe Venture Ltd’).

Kupe’s Proved and Probable Reserves (‘2P’) estimate is 340.5 petajoules equivalent (PJe) as at 30 June 2020, resulting in an increase of 21.5 PJe on the prior year’s closing 2P reserves estimate. Kupe’s Proved Reserves (‘1P’) estimate is 250 PJe, due to a 61.9 PJe increase in closing 1P reserves.

This is the third significant reserves upgrade since 2010 and demonstrates the field’s ongoing quality and productivity, providing a strong, diversified source of revenue for the company.

About Kupe gas field

Kupe gas and oil field is situated off the south Taranaki coast and is an important part of New Zealand's energy infrastructure. It provides approximately 15 per cent of New Zealand's annual gas demand, and approximately 50 per cent of New Zealand's anticipated LPG demand until 2025.

Kupe's assets comprise three wellheads, an unmanned offshore platform, a 30km pipeline and subsea utilities umbilical cable to an onshore production station near Hawera, oil storage facilities at New Plymouth and an onshore gas pipeline.

Genesis owns a 46 per cent share in the joint venture with owner/operator Beach Energy (50 per cent) and New Zealand Oil and Gas (4 per cent). Reflecting its 46 per cent interest, Genesis receives 46 per cent of the natural gas produced. The Company has also entered into long-term contracts with the other joint venture partners to purchase the remainder of the natural gas produced and has rights to all future production of natural gas from the field. Genesis also sells natural gas to its retail customers in the North Island, uses it for electricity generation at Huntly Power Station, and sells surplus natural gas on the wholesale natural gas market.

Further information

Further information on the company’s operations and financing will be found in the investor presentation of the full year results at www.nzx.com/markets/NZSX/securities/GNE, and www.genesisenergy.co.nz/investor/results-and-reports/reports-and-presentations from Thursday, 20 August.

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Allan Swann


Communications Manager



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Cameron Parker


Investor Relations Manager


Genesis Energy

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