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Papua New Guinea tops in Oil and Gas drilling

Papua New Guinea has been classed as a top country in oil and gas drilling.
President of drilling company High Artic Energy Services, Mick Maguire, revealed this during the celebration of the company’s injury free 2017 declaration, last week in Port Moresby.
High Arctic’s largest operation is in Papua New Guinea where it provides drilling and specialised well completion services and supplies rig matting, camps and drilling support equipment on a rental basis.
The Canadian operator also provides well servicing, well abandonment, snubbing and nitrogen services and equipment on a rental basis to a large number of oil and natural gas exploration and production companies operating in Western Canada.
With the recent bust and boom in the oil and gas industry in Papua New Guinea, Mr Maguire said it was an ideal drilling location.
“We have six drills and currently are doing four. The rigs we drill are rig 102,103,104,115,116 and the latest one is rig 405 which joined the company in November last year,” he said.
Mr Maguire said currently High Artic is drilling in Southern Highlands, Hela, Port Moresby and Gulf province.
Having joined the company at the end of 2013, Mr Maguire said “when the world was excited about the PNG LNG gas, we just came online on the PNG LNG project.
PNG continues to be the most important part of our business and we are very much focused on PNG.”
“We are very pleased that PNG operations not only leads the way in our company in the area of safe and high quality performance but it’s actually leading internationally in the oil and gas industry,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Maguire said last year marked a milestone for the company and they are celebrating given the fact that High Arctic or the corporation reported that they had no single recorded safety incident in its entire Papua New Guinea operations in 2017.
“Many companies have aspirational zero targets for safety. In 2017 High Arctic actually achieved this target in its PNG operations which is now 16 months recordable incident free.
“I am very proud of the way our people have embraced our safe work initiatives, consistently demonstrating a commitment to each other, and working to improve their skills.
“We value the opportunity we have been afforded to enable this to occur,” Mr Maguire said. source: Post Courier
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