ExxonMobil loaded 800th PNG LNG cargo

 THE Papua New Guinea (PNG) Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project loaded its 800th cargo in December, ExxonMobil PNG Ltd (ExxonMobil) announced yesterday.

The company, in its 2021 Environment and Sustainability Report, said about 100 LNG cargo were loaded last year.

“Numerous production records were achieved during the year, including record levels of production for LNG, feed gas and naphtha. By the end of the year, 8.4 million tonnes of LNG was produced and 110 cargo loaded.

“Since the start of production in 2014, more than 60 million tonnes of LNG and 808 LNG cargo have been loaded for Asia,” it added.

As part of its commitment to building national content and enabling the full contribution of the Papua New Guinean workforce, ExxonMobil updated reporting processes to include national content data from an additional 11 third-party contractor organisations.

“The categorisation of data was also improved to gain better insight into workforce trends and contractor opportunities. These enhancements will help ExxonMobil and contractors optimise the tracking and stewardship of national content performance metrics and initiatives that are intended to support economic development in PNG.

“At the end of 2021, the PNG LNG workforce was 3,339 workers, of which 2,978 were Papua New Guineans.

“This included ExxonMobil employees and personnel from 25 third-party contractor organisations working on production-related activities. Women comprised 19 per cent of the Papua New Guinean workforce.

“Some 45 per cent of Papua New Guinean workers are locals living close to PNG LNG facilities, while 25 per cent are form other regions and provinces where PNG LNG operates, and 30 per cent from other areas of PNG. “In 2021, two operations and maintenance technicians became the first Papua New Guineans to be appointed as well operations technicians. They support Hides well diagnostics and preparations for Angore drilling activities. Eight ExxonMobil supervisory roles were nationalised during the year,” the report added.

ExxonMobil manages the operation of PNG LNG facilities on behalf of co-venture partners: Santos Limited, Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited, JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration Corporation, Mineral Resources Development Company Limited and affiliates.

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