Mining/petroleum

MOU signed for Wafi-Golpu copper-gold mine in Papua New Guinea

Developers Newcrest Mining and Harmony Gold have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Papua New Guinea Government for the development of the Wafi-Golpu copper-gold mine in PNG's Morobe Province. While the MOU indicates negotiations are proceeding well, there is still plenty of work to be done before the project gets a green light from government, local communities and investors.
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Kainantu profitable and will have long mine life, says K92 CEO

Canadian miner K92 has found new ore and is ramping up its operations at its Kainantu mine in Papua New Guinea's Eastern Highlands Province. In this exclusive interview, Chief Executive John Lewins tells Business Advantage PNG that the company is now profitable and has an anticipated mine life of over 15 years.
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Production from Papua LNG in Papua New Guinea could start in 2024, says Total Managing Director

French super major Total will look to have a final gas agreement with the Papua New Guinea government for the Papua LNG project by March 2019. If the project gets the final go-ahead, production should start in 2024, according to Jean-Marc Noiray, Managing Director of Total E&P PNG.
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Papua New Guinea PM Peter O’Neill says deals on resources projects will be fair to all stakeholders

In an interview with Business Advantage PNG's Andrew Wilkins, the Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says he is looking for deals in LNG and mining projects that will benefit all parties. In the first of a two part series, O'Neill says his government is investing to diversify the economy.
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