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Posts From Colin Hay

PNG LNG supporting PNG’s future geologists through learning

THE study of the earth’s physical formation, its composition and the various components that continuously sees the earth evolving is still new science for Papua New Guinea. Added to that, the natural landscape of PNG presents it as one of the most exciting geological terrains in the world which the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) through its Geoscience department is scratching the surface of. UPNG offers the Geology and

PNG LNG Plant achieves record safety milestone

THE world-class PNG LNG Plant has recorded another significant safety milestone, reaching over 17-million hours worked without a Lost Time Injury (LTI). On 15 August, the plant achieved six-years of operations without any serious injury that prevents a person from returning to work. Alyssa Warner, PNG LNG Plant Asset Manager, said this significant milestone reflects the performance of our world-class workforce and business partners. “Six-years without an LTI is an

Warring tribes in Enga give up guns for bibles

TWO warring tribes, Pinai and Puikin in Enga Province have committed to peace and prosperity by symbolically surrendering guns in exchange for bibles after a decade of fighting. The ceremony was recently held in Kepakanda village in Kompiam District and was facilitated by the Salvation Army as part of its Restorative Justice programme. Through the programme, the Salvation Army has been working with the people from the two tribes for

Chamber calls on Government to seriously consider impacts of proposed changes to PNG Mining Act

THE PNG Government must seriously consider the economic implications the revised Mining Act will have on the country. In response to the Mining Minister Johnson Tuke’s receny statements in Parliament regarding tabling the revised Act in the current Parliament Sitting, the Chamber urged the Government to seriously consult with the industry to fully understand the impacts some of the proposed amendments would have on future and existing projects. With the

Communities in Pomio District set to commence cocoa exports to Japan

THE communities of Pomio District, East New Britain are pushing forward with efforts to export high-grade cocoa to Japan. The launch of the first of seven solar dryers recently marked another milestone in helping farmers continue to meet the international standards required for global confectionary markets. With an initial shipment of 500 kilograms of cocoa planned for delivery to Japan in the coming weeks, the solar dryers demonstrate how much

Four PNG lab staff top malaria microscopy assessment

FOUR laboratory staff have scored top marks in a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) certified malaria microscopy assessment held in Port Moresby, bringing the total number of level one-graded microscopists in Papua New Guinea to 13. Supported by the Australia-China-PNG Trilateral Malaria Project, the four were among 12 participants who undertook the five-day assessment before graduating on Friday 8 November. The WHO-certified External Competency Assessment of Malaria Microscopists (ECAMM); evaluates

K92 hits high-grade gold in Kora North extension drilling campaign

K92 Mining Inc. has hit a number of high-grade intersections from the continuing diamond drilling of the Kora North Extension of the Kainantu gold mine in Papua New Guinea. The results for the latest 10 diamond drill holes completed from both surface and underground into the Kora North deposit include multiple high-grade intersections, and in particular KMDD0147 & KMDD0147A, which are among the company’s most southern holes at Kora North

Oil Search launches PNG Scholarship Programme in STEM

OIL Search has launched a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship Programme for Papua New Guineans attending technical schools and universities, continuing its long history of providing young people with opportunities to kick-start their careers. The scholarships worth K5.7m is open to all Papua New Guineans, with priority given to candidates from Oil Search’s project impact area provinces based on merit and includes support to secondary schools. The scheme

OTML and PNG Civil and Identity Registry officially open Tabubil NID office

OK Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) and the PNG Civil and Identity Registry officially opened the NID (National Identification) office in Tabubil to progress the roll out of NID registrations in the township and Western Province communities. To coincide with the opening, the Acting Registrar General of PNG Civil and Identity Registry Noel Mobiha, under the Civil Registration Act Amended 2014, appointed Jeffrey Tom of Ok Tedi Mining Limited and Benny

Kingston feeling upbeat on Quartz Mountain potential at historic Misima Gold mine

KINGSTON Resources Limited has completed an updated geological model for the Quartz Mountain region, part of its 2.8Moz Misima Gold Project in PNG, to incorporate recent drilling and exploration data. An extensive internal review of existing Quartz Mountain geological data complemented by recent Kingston drilling, geochemical data and structural mapping has concluded that mineralisation in the area is primarily structurally controlled. Previous interpretations had mineralisation controlled by lithological contacts between