Oil Search Foundation

Local organisations working in Partnership to combat FSV in Hela

The agreement signed on the March 2, 2017, brings together two local Papua New Guinean organisations and will improve access to response services and health providers including referral where needed for GBV survivors and communities.

GBV including Family and Sexual Violence (FSV) in Hela is a major challenge and the Foundation has been providing support to the Hela Provincial Hospital Family Support Centre (FSC) since March 2016.

OSF partners with NDOH and Gulf Christian services for TB training

Twenty-one nurses and community health workers were recently certified as TB health workers, following a week-long training in the Kikori district.

The Directly Observed Treatment (DOT) training was facilitated by the National Department of Health (NDoH) with logistical support funded by the Oil Search Foundation and Gulf Christian Health Services.

New basketball court for Kutubu community

The people of Sisibia enjoy playing basketball like many other communities in the Southern Highlands, so they were delighted when their request to the company for the permanent court was approved under the Oil Search community infrastructure program.

“Apart from obvious health benefits, sport has long played a vital role in leadership and youth development; keeping law and order and stimulating economic growth,” said Gerea Aopi, Oil Search executive general manager for stakeholder engagement.

Books donated to Hela hospital’s children ward

The hospital’s Director of Nursing Services, Freda Makanda, and the Oil Search Foundation’s Provincial Development Manager, Michael Conlon, visited the ward and distributed books to children and their parents.

Parents and children were very excited to receive the books to make their stay in hospital a little bit easier. The book’s colourful pictures stimulate the children’s imagination and colouring pages help them pass the time in hospital.

Health patrol makes a difference in Foroba, Gulf Province

Like many remote areas in PNG, Foroba has had little to no basic government services for many years, including schools and health facilities. A partnership has been built by the Oil Search Foundation in Gulf to bring together a range of key stakeholders to conduct regular health patrols to improve the lives and well-being of communities in the Province.

Oil Search Foundation to build on responsibilities, development

The chairman of the oil and gas company said during the rebranding of the company’s humanitarian arm – Oil Search Foundation. 

“Oil Search has been operating in PNG since 1929, we are PNG’s largest company, and we are proud that Papua New Guineans make up more than 85% of our workforce – they are the key to our success,” Lee said.

Oil Search to reinvest in health and Education: Botten

These were the words from OSL Managing Director Peter Botten when commenting on the funding to the company’s humanitarian arm, Oil Search Foundation.

OSL earlier this week announced the board decision to give K185 million (US$56 million) for over five years, from 2016 to 2020.

“The Foundation is now ready to carry out its work addressing health, leadership and education and women’s protection and empowerment programs in PNG over the next five years,” Botten said.

Businesses must reinvest in PNG: O’Neill

“Companies cannot expect to take from the country only; they must give back to the country as well, give back more so to the people,” O’Neill said.

He made this comment during the launching of the rebranding of Oil Search Foundation yesterday.  

The foundation is the humanitarian arm of Oil Search Limited.      

“Thanked Oil Search directors and management for generous financial commitment of the betterment of the people, it will change lots of life in the country,” O’Neill said.

Oil Search’s future tied to PNG: Botten

Botten in a statement when commending the Oil Search Foundation Annual Report said when a company’s success is so closely linked to the well-being of a nation, the nation’s issues become the company’s issues.

The Annual Report, “Building on Success”, released today ,provides a detailed overview of how the Oil Search Foundation is helping Papua New Guinea take the steps it needs to build a prosperous, stable and secure future.