Kōrero: Oil and gas

Sandstone

Sandstone

This sandstone outcrop at the mouth of the Whanganui Inlet in Golden Bay is known by geologists as Farewell Formation. Highly porous and permeable, it is an ideal reservoir rock for oil and gas. These types of rock have been successfully tapped in Taranaki, and oil and gas have been extracted from them.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN40795/24
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Roger Gregg and Carl Walrond, 'Oil and gas - How oil and gas form', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8912/sandstone (accessed 21 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Roger Gregg and Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006