Kapuni is a small hydrocarbons field and drilling site in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located within a dairy farming area in Taranaki, 85 km (53 mi) south of New Plymouth.
It is the second largest onshore gas/condensate field in New Zealand after the Maui gas field off the Taranaki coast.
Economically viable quantities of oil and gas were discovered in 1959 by a Royal Dutch/Shell-British Petroleum-Todd consortium, and full production began in 1969.
The site has 13 wells which surround a central production station.
Energy in New Zealand
Oil and gas industry in New Zealand
Kapuni Branch railway
^ “Kapuni”. Shell Todd Oil. 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
^ Lambert, Ron (26 November 2010). “Taranaki region – Energy and ironsands”. Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
Crown Minerals Kapuni page
Shell-Todd Kapuni page
Coordinates: 39°28′36″S 174°10′21″E / 39.47667°S 174.17250°E / -39.47667; 174.17250