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Education

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

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

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

PNG crime fighters trained in latest fraud and corruption investigation techniques

THE Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary is boosting its efforts to crackdown on financial crimes in Papua New Guinea. By the end of the year, almost 80 police officers will have received specialist training in investigation and prosecution of fraud and corruption. The RPNGC Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate is conducting the Fraud Investigations and Prosecutions course nationally. The training was held for 28 officers from the New Guinea Islands Region

MRA Project Coordinators graduate from University of Queensland

Six Project Coordinators from PNG’s Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) recently graduated with Certificates in ‘Responsible Resource Development (Community Relations)’ from the Sustainable Minerals Institute – Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (SMI – CSRM), of the University of Queensland. SMI – CSRM is a leading research centre committed to improving the social performance of the industry globally. The Institute focus is on the social, cultural, economic and political challenges that

Education boost for high-performing PNG College

More than 1,100 students and staff at St Joseph’s International Catholic College in Port Moresby will benefit from new teaching and learning resources funded through the Papua New Guinea-Australia partnership. The K2.16 million Incentive Fund grant will enable St Josephs to purchase critical educational resources. In the primary school, this includes new classroom furniture, textbooks and renovation of playground equipment.  In the secondary school, it includes ICT, home economics and

PNG Mining sector records improved safety performance

The mining industry in PNG has achieved improved its safety efforts in the 2nd quarter of 2017, according to the Mineral Resources Authority (MRA). Statistics provided by the MRA show there was a decrease in the fatality frequency rate (FFR) by 100 %, while man-hours increased by 19% in this quarter when compared with the same reporting period in 2016. Similarly, serious injury frequency rates significantly decreased by 60%, the

Kumul Petroleum students gain valuable experience in Spain

PAPUA New Guinea’s State-owned oil and gas company Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (KPHL) has welcomed back two of its Postgraduate students after the completion of their Master’s Degree programme in Spain. The graduates, Elliona Maso and Zechariah Yakap, both graduated with their Master’s Degrees in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production from Centro Superior de Formacion Repsol (CSFR) in Madrid, Spain. Kumul Petroleum managing director Wapu Sonk, said the company

KPHL sponsors National Literary Award

Papua New Guinean’s National Oil and Gas Company (NOC) Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (KPHL) has come on board as the Major Sponsor of the 7th National Literacy Award organised by Crocodile Prize Organization. The sponsorship award of K10, 000 is given in recognition of emerging Papua New Guinean writers. KHPL’s Social Inclusion Committee deputy chairperson Ms Mary Gigmai while presenting the cheque on behalf of the company said, this donation