ExxonMobil PNG

'Voices of the Future' participants tour PNG LNG Plant

This was near Port Moresby on Wednesday, 14th November.

The students, aged 16 to 30, were selected for their potential as future leaders of their economies. They are in PNG to attend APEC Leaders’ Week and witness first hand decision making at the highest level. Of the participants from Papua New Guinea, six are currently employed with ExxonMobil PNG.

They networked with management and the operations and maintenance staff responsible for operating the LNG Plant.

Exxon monitors peaceful protest

A spokesperson informed this newsroom following Komo-Margarima MP, Manasseh Makiba’s recent statement in parliament that the airport was shut down due to claims of outstanding land use compensation.

The spokesperson said ExxonMobil respects the right of individuals to protest but unlawfully preventing access to important infrastructure is not the way to constructively resolve issues. 

“We encourage everyone to work together to resolve this situation promptly and in an amicable manner. 

Successful EMPNG, Central govt partnership

This was revealed on June 22 at a PNG LNG project advocacy workshop between ExxonMobil PNG officials and provincial management team, consisting of senior managers in the Central Provincial Administration.

Deputy Provincial Administrator Marina Faiteli told the meeting that from the past engagements since 2013, sectors and divisions in the Central Provincial Administration are working together with ExxonMobil PNG.

“I’d like to challenge my officers in Central to take ownership of this program and let’s not depend on our partners to come and keep pushing us on what to do.

EMPNG expands science program

More than 500 Grade Eight students in five primary schools experienced the adventures of science with ExxonMobil PNG’s Community Affairs team who taught lessons on rocks and geology.

Schools included in the program were Sisimakam, Hongas, Gretutu, St Montfort and Kiunga Town Primary School.

The students participated in a fun hands-on experience of touching minerals and rock samples, including fossils, and had the opportunity to learn how they form into petroleum products over millions of years.

ExxonMobil PNG helps RPNGC FSVU

ExxonMobil PNG, operator of PNG LNG project is an advocate against gender based violence and has come to the aide of the FSVU because of the work it does for women, children and men who are affected by violence in their home.

FSVU officer, Sergeant Eremugo Job said the hut was a waiting area for families that come to the Unit to lodge their complaints or seek advice. The hut was built a couple of years ago through the PNG-Australia Policing Partnership but had weathered over time and was in much need of repair.

ExxonMobil PNG donates mosquito nets

ExxonMobil assisted the program and its partners in rolling out its weeklong awareness program which took place in the township of Kiunga to mark World Malaria Day.

ExxonMobil PNG’s expansion project community affairs field coordinator, Dylan Soondrawu when handing over the treated mosquito nets highlighted the positive impact that mosquito nets will have on vulnerable women and children in malaria prone high risk areas.

ExxonMobil PNG reopens Komo airfield

The first flight with staff on board arrived at Komo airfield on 26 April 2018. A cargo plane delivering earthquake relief landed shortly after.

ExxonMobil PNG Managing Director, Andrew Barry, said the reinstatement of Komo airfield in such a short timeframe is a testament to the hard work and dedication of those involved.

ExxonMobil brings forward Red Shield Appeal donation

ExxonMobil PNG has brought forward is annual donation to the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal, providing them with advanced funds to purchase urgent supplies needed in the relief efforts.                                                                                         

It is the sixth consecutive year ExxonMobil PNG has supported the Appeal with the funds traditionally being used to assist the Salvation Army to carry out its social services programs in communities in PNG.

Experts to assess damages in Hides

ExxonMobil managing director, Andrew Barry, said they have begun flying in experts to carry out the assessment.

Since Monday the company has shut down its Hides gas conditioning plant, the two LNG trains in Port Moresby, and evacuated non-essential staff at those facilities.

He said the facilities were shut down without any problems.

Women need to work together: Leader

This call was made by Doreka Dai, who is a designer and runs a small tailoring business.

She made the comments during the opening of the Boera Women’s Resource Centre in the Central Province village yesterday (Feb 27).

Dai, who is a member of the Boera Women’s Association and Advancing PNG: Women Leaders Network, said many a time, women were their own worst enemies.

With the new centre, she called for cooperation and support among women.

The Centre was built with support from ExxonMobil PNG at a cost of K260,000.