EXXONMOBIL PNG was named the 2015 Asia Pacific midstream/LNG company of the year at an awards showcase held by executive network the Oil and Gas Council.

The award was presented to ExxonMobil PNG managing director Andrew Barry at this year’s Asia-Pacific Oil and Gas awards dinner in Singapore on 27 January.

Mr Barry accepted the award on behalf of the Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas project.

“The award is a reflection of the world-class nature of the PNG LNG project, our ability to build upon our early successes and our reputation as a reliable supplier of LNG,” he said in an announcement.

“The hard work and cooperation of the PNG government and provincial governments, our co-venture partners, suppliers and contractors, landowners and communities in and around the areas we work allows the project to maintain its highest level of performance,” he added.

PNG LNG exports started in 2015, with 6.9 million tonnes produced annually.

Oil and Gas Council chairman Ross Stewart Campbell said the success of projects such as PNG LNG would be the standard by which the future LNG market was built.

“In 2015 there was no better success story globally than that of the PNG LNG project, operated by ExxonMobil PNG,” he said in an announcement.

“Huge value creation for all concerned, setting in turn a new standard of excellence for project management.”

Partners in PNG LNG include Oil Search, Kumul Petroleum, Santos, JX Nippon Oil & Gas, the Minerals & Resources Development Corporation and Petromin, with ExxonMobil project operator.