In this Episode:
We feature Interviews with Peter Botten, Steve Knowles, Paul Cholakas and Peter Graham .
1. Peter Graham, MD of Esso Highlands: We discuss the production phase of the PNG LNG project this year. With the construction phase over, and a portion of the workforce reduced, we hear how Esso Highlands has assisted demobilized employees. And we discuss how the commissioning of gas in the Kutubu fields is coming along.
2. Peter Botten, MD of Oil Search : We discuss the different tax credit schemes that have been undertaken by Oil Search. Oil Search has also involved in a 35MW biomass power generation plant in the Morobe province, a first in PNG – Peter Botten explains this project. Peter Botten also discusses the different developments that have taken place so far.
3. Paul Cholakas, Executive GM Operations, Oil Search: we discuss drilling the Mananda 7 pilot well located in the Petroleum Prospecting License 219.
4. Steve Knowles, Project Director, PIMI: The PNG Industry Malaria Initiative (PIMI) is a new, highly innovative PNG industry sector initiative that enlists the country’s major resource sector companies to accelerate implementation of the National Malaria Control Strategy with the further specific goal of achieving PNG malaria elimination by 2050. Steve Knowles discusses this project at length.