Papua New Guinea


Santos (13.5%), ExxonMobil (33.2% and operator), Oil Search (29.0%), National Petroleum Company of PNG (PNG Government) (16.8%), JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration Company (4.7%), Mineral Resources Development Company (2.8%)

First Production

On 29 April 2014, Santos announced that the PNG LNG project has started producing LNG, ahead of schedule, with production from the second train commencing in May 2014. In the first year of production a total of 87 LNG cargoes had been shipped.

About the Development

Sanctioned in December 2009, project construction began in 2010, and took 194 million work hours to complete. The PNG LNG project includes the development of gas production and processing facilities in the Hela, Southern Highlands and Western Provinces of Papua New Guinea, with over 700 kilometres of pipelines and a two-train LNG processing and loading facility with a capacity of 6.9 million tonnes per annum located near Port Moresby.

In 2015, Santos' share of production from PNG LNG was 59.5 PJ os sales gas to LNG, and a total of 101 cargoes were shipped in the year.

For more information visit the PNG LNG website.