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  • Featured

    Oil Search recovers after quake

    Oil Search has recorded a significant first half drop in profits and production levels resulting from the PNG earthquake earlier this year.

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  • Gas

    Oil Search’s Agogo resumes operation

    Oil Search’s Agogo Production Facility in Papua New Guinea has recommenced operation following the completion of repair work.

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  • Gas

    Oil Search PNG LNG project recovering after earthquake

    Since resuming activity in late April after the February Highlands earthquake, Oil Search’s LNG project in Papua New Guinea has performed strongly with a 12 per cent second quarter increase in total production.

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  • Featured

    Pipeline vandalism in PNG

    ExxonMobil Papua New Guinea (PNG) is investigating reports of pipeline vandalism on its Angore gas pipeline construction project.

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  • Gas

    PNG LNG restarts ahead of schedule

    ExxonMobil, operator of the PNG LNG Project, has restarted production safely following a shutdown of operations after a severe earthquake on 26 February.

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  • Featured

    ExxonMobil declares force majeure for PNG exports

    Following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea last week, sources say ExxonMobil has declared force majeure for LNG exports from the PNG LNG Project.

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  • Featured

    Total and Kumul sign HoA

    Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (KPHL) has signed a binding Heads of Agreement (HoA) with Total for the joint marketing and sale of their shares of LNG and condensates to be produced from the Papua LNG Project.

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  • Featured

    Western LNG on the Horizon

    As operator of two of the four licences that will comprise the Western Province gas aggregation scheme, Horizon Oil has progressed planning for the proposed Western LNG Project in Papua New Guinea.

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  • Featured

    Oil Search smashes records

    Oil Search’s December 2017 quarterly report has revealed that it has broken a company production record.

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  • Featured

    PNG starts paying landowner royalties

    The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government has begun paying landowners their royalties in relation to ExxonMobil’s PNG LNG Project.

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  • Featured

    Kumul shows interest in PNG energy hub

    Kumul Petroleum, Papua New Guinea's national oil and gas company, has executed an agreement with KBR for a feasibility study for an energy hub in the Kikori region of the Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG).

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  • Gas

    InterOil secures ExxonMobil deal approval

    The Supreme Court of the Yukon has granted a final order approving the arrangement between InterOil and ExxonMobil.

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  • Gas

    Monadelphous Jacobs JV set for PNG work

    The Monadelphous Jacobs Joint Venture (JV) has received a letter of intent from Oil Search to enter into a new proposed five year engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.

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  • Gas

    Appeal halts Exxon-InterOil deal

    The Court of Appeal of Yukon has allowed the appeal lodged by former InterOil CEO Phil Mulacek regarding ExxonMobil’s takeover of InterOil.

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  • Gas

    InterOil shareholders approve ExxonMobil deal

    InterOil’s shareholders have overwhelmingly voted to approve the transaction with ExxonMobil, which will see the US company buy InterOil for approximately $US2.5 billion.

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  • Asset Management

    ExxonMobil seals InterOil deal

    ExxonMobil and Papua New Guinea’s InterOil have agreed a deal worth more than $US2.5 billion which will see the US supermajor takeover the smaller producer.

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  • Gas

    Papua LNG Project set to progress

    Releasing its first quarter results for 2016, InterOil is expecting construction on the Papua LNG project to begin in 2018. While it is still in the planning phase, the project will potentially involve both an approximately 75 km onshore and 265 km offshore pipeline route, which have been determined. The PRL 15 joint venture, operated by Total SA, is nearing the final stages of the Elk-Antelope appraisal program. The Papua LNG project’s basis of design work is expected to progress to front-end engineering and design work in 2017. During a visit to Papua New Guinea in mid-April, Total indicated that the Papua LNG…

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  • Asset Management

    Oil Search calls for LNG collaboration in PNG

    Oil Search says Papua New Guinea (PNG) can learn lessons from the over-development of LNG facilities. As the PNG LNG Project comes online, another major LNG development – Papua LNG – is in the planning phase. Oil Search believes that value destruction has been typical in in many LNG developments, with governments and shareholders the major losers. As such, Oil Search outlined the pathway to maximise value of the next stage of LNG development in PNG: Low oil price provides impetus to maximise value of PNG LNG Project expansion and proposed Papua LNG Project through cooperation and integration Co-location of…

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  • Magazine

    Pipe installation in Papua New Guinea

    Operator of the Papua New Guinea LNG Project, Esso Highlands Limited, has given an exclusive update to The Australian Pipeliner on the extensive offshore and onshore pipe works involved in the project and the challenges posed by the country's rugged terrain.

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  • PNG Gas Project – Linking Australia to gas and the pipeline industry to prosperity

    Gas Projects this size can take decades to get up. The PNG Gas Project has been on the horizon for more than a decade now, but never before has the potential of the project getting off the ground looked more promising. The Australian Pipeliner recently took a look inside the Brisbane project offices at some of the work being conducted to assist bringing the PNG Gas Project to fruition.

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  • Gas

    Major projects going ahead

    The proposed pipeline from PNG to Queensland is now undergoing Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED), meanwhile preparations are being made for the 1,000 km Trans-Territory Pipeline and the expansion of the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP) in Western Australia.

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  • PNG Gas Project infrastructure design

    As FEED studies into the PNG Gas Project continue, transport and logistics are already proving to be key considerations as the project team looks at project construction in remote and hard to reach locations.

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  • PNG-Queensland FEED: Australia

    The last edition of The Australian Pipeliner featured an article looking at the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for the PNG section of the pipeline. In this edition, we take a look at the work being conducted by the AGL-Petronas Consortium (APC) as part of FEED work for the Australian phase of the project.

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  • Aviation services for the mining industry

    Airlines Papua New Guinea is one of Papua New Guinea's two major International and Domestic Airlines servicing more than 120 aerodromes, often in remote locations without any alternative means of transport, with over 400 scheduled and charter flights per week.

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  • The history of the PNG – Queensland pipeline

    Customers committing and backing off, political unrest, cost blowouts, boundless optimism - each day seems to bring news of a new development on the proposed PNG-Queensland pipeline. The Australian Pipeliner revisits the history behind trying to get one of the most ambitious pipeline projects in the history of the two nations off the ground.

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  • Gas

    Elk-Antelope independent certification begins

    Oil Search has advised that independent gas certification at the Elk-Antelope field, located in PRL 15, Papua New Guinea, has begun. This is in line with the agreement between Oil Search and the Pac LNG Group Companies relating to Oil Search’s acquisition of its interest in PRL 15 in early 2014. Netherland Sewell and Associates and Gaffney Cline and Associates have been engaged for the certification which is expected to take a maximum of 120 days. “A key priority for the Papua LNG Project co-venruters and the PNG Government is to confirm the size of the resource and move seamlessly…

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