New Zealand: Ministry awarded Petrofac contracts not knowing it was being investigated by Britain’s Serious Fraud Office

Government officials say they awarded British consulting firm Petrofac two contracts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars without being aware the company was being investigated for bribery in the UK.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) awarded Petrofac a $140,000 contract in October 2017 to assess the integrity of New Zealand’s inactive onshore oil wells.

It awarded Petrofac a separate $200,000 contract in May this year to provide the ministry with urgent advice on the decommissioning of the Tui oil field.

The original full article can be found at stuff.co.nz

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