Ok Tedi plans to restart PNG mine operations

OK Tedi Mining Ltd (OTML) plans to restart its operations in the week commencing September 14, almost six weeks after it suspended operations on August 5 due to a number of COVID-19 cases that were reported in Tabubil. The company made this announcement after it initiated a contact tracing, testing and an isolation program at the mine site. To date over 3,000 samples have been collected with 143 positive COVID-19

OTML comes to the rescue with medivac into remote Western Province village

TOMMY Gat would have lost both his feet if it was not for the quick response by Ok Tedi Mining Ltd (OTML) to airlift him from his remote village of Seltamin to Tabubil in mid-June. Mr Gat, who is in his 50s, endured three nights of excruciating pain after both his feet were severely burnt when he collapsed and fell into a fire. He suffers from epilepsy, a medical condition

OTML confirms all COVID-19 cases test results negative

OK Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) has advised that the results for its three remaining potential COVID-19 cases were negative. OTML managing director and CEO Peter Graham said the three individuals and their close contacts who have each been under quarantine have all been cleared after final medical checks. Between March 15th and March 20th, OTML identified seven potential cases, for whom samples were sent to the PNG Institute of Medical

Twenty-six graduate from OTML’s Traineeship and Apprenticeship Programmes

TWENTY-six young Papua New Guineans were the proud recipients of certificates after graduating at the 35th Combined OTML Graduation Ceremony held in Tabubil recently. The graduands from the three different training schemes; Graduate Development, Apprenticeship Training and the Preferred Area Development Training (PAD) – Business Studies have now completed their 2 to 4 years traineeship with the company. “Ok Tedi takes very seriously our commitment to the development of young

PNG LNG supports Society of Petroleum Engineers 2020 President’s visit to PNG

EXXONMOBIL PNG Limited, the operator of PNG’s first liquefied natural gas project, PNG LNG, has sponsore a networking event and executive dinner held at the Port Moresby Hilton Hotel to welcome Shauna Noonan, 2020 President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). President Noonan recently visited Papua New Guinea in her capacity as 2020 President elect of the SPE to meet with local engineers and industry leaders as part of a

99% of participants sign on Lihir Compensation and Relocation Agreement

MINERAL Resources Authority (MRA) managing director, Jerry Garry, has congratulated stakeholders of the Lihir Mine Compensation and Relocation Agreement (CRA) negotiations, for successfully completing 99% of the CRA process with Newcrest Lihir Gold Mining Limited (LGL). Mr Garry was on Lihir on a mine site visit and to meet LGL executives when he spoke to the stakeholders. The MD particularly thanked LGL for being a responsible corporate citizen of Papua

CRA deal will see K54 million handed out by Lihir Gold

FIFTY-four million kina in compensation and relocation benefits will be paid by Lihir Gold Mining Limited (LGL) directly to parties to the Compensation & Relocation Agreement (CRA) of the Lihir Mining Project every year beginning next year. This was revealed during the final week of the Compensation and Relocation Agreement (CRA) meeting last week on Lihir Island. The figure is projected to amount to K2 billion in the next 20

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

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