ExxonMobil PNG

Central schools receive donations

A total of 20 infrared thermometers, 1,440 hand washing soap bars and 2,700 face masks were presented to schools in Papa, Lealea, Boera and Porebada.

Alyssa Warner, LNG Plant Asset Manager at ExxonMobil PNG, when handing the items over at Bogi Literacy School, said it was great to be able to support their local neighbours and schools with this health donation.

Over 250 frozen food supplies for organisations

The food donation comes under an initiative by ExxonMobil PNG (EMPNG) staff to donate food items to assist community groups during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Bel Isi PNG's Danielle Winfrey was thankful to EMPNG's Social Club for the support, stating that the food items would be distributed to other partners who provide temporary safe accommodation for women and children who are survivors of violence in Port Moresby.

“We sincerely appreciate the EMPNG staff and management for their generous support. We know our clients will be very grateful,” she stated.

EMPNG supports COVID-19 response

Acting Health Secretary and Deputy State of Emergency Controller, Dr Paison Dakulala, received the items and thanked ExxonMobil for the support.

Dr Dakulala said this will go a long way in helping his team do the job that is required in the National Operation Centre and later on as well.

“The partnership you give is very special and we want to acknowledge that partnership. It is very important in the time of the COVID-19 challenge that we are facing. As we scale up we appreciate all the support and help that every donor or every agency is giving.

New upgrades to Hela clinic

During the hand-over ceremony of the facilities, the Para sub health centre board chairman, Telabe Moiyali, thanked ExxonMobil PNG for its continuous support towards the clinic.

“We are so grateful to ExxonMobil PNG for always supporting us in our time of need. The new staff house and the three refurbished houses are definitely a boost to the morale of our staff,” Moiyali said.

Hela health facilities under restoration

ExxonMobil PNG, operator of the PNG LNG Project, is investing K2.3 million to rebuild and equip three local health centres in PNG LNG project areas in Hela Province.

This is part of its ongoing support to invest in infrastructure improvements and support earthquake affected communities.

The Mananda and Para sub health centres are managed by the Evangelical Church of PNG (ECPNG) while the Juni sub health centre is staffed and operated by National Department of Health through the Hela Provincial Health Authority.

EMPNG staff back ‘Yumi Klinim Komo’ initiative

With the theme “Yumi Klinim Komo” (Let’s Clean Komo), the cleanup involved over 45 youths from three different church organisations, including the Komo Catholic Church, Evangelical Church of PNG and the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

The ExxonMobil PNG HGCP staff joined the youths in this first of its kind cleanup initiative carried out in the Komo area. The cleanup initiative encouraged youths from different denominations to work together, to pick-up rubbish and plant flowers around the Komo Government Station.

'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.