Landowner Beneficiary Identification (LOBID)

Dept of Petroleum and Energy highlights key challenges

Secretary for Department of Petroleum and Energy, David Manau yesterday highlighted the key challenges at the opening of the two-day Community Affairs and Media Workshop held in Port Moresby.

The challenges currently faced are landowner issues, legacy issues, capacity and funding constraints and lack of data.

Minister Pok announces 2019 LOBID

The LOBID exercise, which was formerly known as clan vetting, is an important prerequisite, for a Ministerial Determination under s.169A of the Oil and Gas Act.

Minister Pok said; “The main objective of the LOBID exercise is to conduct a review with the potential beneficiaries in Hides and across the PNG LNG Project footprint, all the information on Project Area Landowners that have been collected, collated and finalised. This needs to be done so that Ministerial Determination is fulfilled, before any release of legislated cash benefits.”