png-res-q3-2016_30HUNDREDS of Papua New Guinea resource industry followers and just as many who are wanting to part of the next big investment boom in the country are expected to turnout when the PNG Chamber of Mines & Petroleum holds its world class investment conference in Sydney in December.

Being staged for the 14th time, the Papua New Guinea Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference is well known as the event you must attend if you want to hear the latest news and developments.

This year’s event will provide a unique opportunity to hear about projects such as Wafi-Golpu, Freida River and the potential expansion of the PNG LNG Project.

There will also be first-hand presentations on a range of other exciting mining and oil projects, current and proposed, as well as important speeches on the country’s political and financial standing.

The three day information gold mine kicks off on Monday December 5 at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney with an opening address from PNG Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill.

png-res-q3-2016_31He will be followed by PNG’s Treasury Minister, Patrick Pruaitch, whi will discuss the National Budget and the 2017 Outlook.

After morning tea ExxonMobil PNG managing director, Andrew Barry, Total E&P PNG managing director Philippe Blanchard and Kumul Petroleum managing director Wapu Sonk will discuss the PNG LNG project.

After lunch a Mining Project Update will feature presentations from Peter Graham CBE, managing director, Ok Tedi Mining, Craig Jetson, general manager Lihir Operations, Newcrest Mining, Wang Jicheng, President, Ramu NiCo Management and Bob Vassie, managing director and CEO of St Barbara.

Peter Graham.

Peter Graham.

The afternoon session will feature a Lead Presentation from Dan Moriarty, principal environment and social consultant from Coffey. There will also be an environmentally focussed panel session with participants including  Gunther Joku, managing director, Conservation and Environment Protection Authority, Dr Jane Mogina, biodiversity lead, ExxonMobil PNG, Jesse Pile, manager environment, Ok Tedi Mining and Dr Monica Rau, Harmony SEAsia.

Day two will kick off with a session on Advanced Mineral Exploration and Development. Invired speakers include Byron Chan, PNG’s Minister for Mining, and presentations on Freida River, Wafi-Golpu and Yandera.

This will be followed by an update on petroleum projects with an address from Ben Micah, PNG’s Minister for Petroleum and Energy and presentations from Oil Search, Repsol, Horizon Oil and Twinza Oil.

The after lunch session switches back to a mining focus with presentations from Kumul Minerals, Nautilus Minerals and the Tolukuma Gold Project.

The late afternoon session has Lead Presentation from Gerea Aopi CBE, executive general manager stakeholder engagement from Oil Search, while a panel discussion features representatives from the Wafi-Golpu Joint Venture, Ok Tedi Mining, and ExxonMobil.

Day three is dedicated to two streams of industry seminars with participation fromTotal E&P, Nautilus Minerals, the PNG Department of Petroleum and Energy, the Mineral Resources Authority, Peak OilNiuminco, Foyson Resour, Kina Petroleum, Crater Gold Project, Harmony Gold, Repsol, Highlands Pacific, ExxonMobil, Oil Search, Niugini Nickel and WildCat Developments.

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