Santos and Oil Search agree terms for merger

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The merger of two of the major players in Papua New Guinea’s oil and gas sector has taken a major step forward, with Santos and Oil Search agreeing terms. What would it mean for PNG?

Oil Search and Digicel bids: is Papua New Guinea entering mergers and acquisitions season?

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Australian telecommunications giant Telstra has been in negotiations to buy Digicel, Papua New Guinea’s largest telco. Meanwhile, gas company Santos has been pursuing PNG’s largest company, Oil Search. Why is PNG seeing such mergers and acquisitions activity, and are more likely?

Marape moves to reassure Papua New Guinea’s mining and petroleum industry

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Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape has confirmed draft changes to the country’s regulatory and fiscal regimes for PNG’s mining and petroleum sector will be circulated soon. But he has also reassured the sector that the changes, flagged for implementation in 2025, would be made ‘in consultation’.

In brief: Talks with Total to resume and other business stories

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Supreme Court to make ruling, Telikom PNG cuts fixed-line call services, and a Total delegation readies to talk Papua LNG. The business news you need to kickstart your week.

Split decision: Papua New Guinea government will not consider Papua PNG and P’nyang together

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Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister, James Marape, has insisted that the country’s proposed LNG projects, Papua LNG and P’nyang, will be dealt with as separate projects.

Fair split: finding an oil and gas model that works in Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea is making changes to its approach to oil and gas projects, suggesting the country gets a worse share of revenues than other comparable nations. John Chambers, General Manager of Santos, considers some of the options used internationally.

Oil change: Marape to alter Papua New Guinea’s oil and gas legislation

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Prime Minister James Marape has introduced changes to Papua New Guinea’s oil and gas law, claiming it will benefit the country’s ‘national interest’. The changes may well represent a major shift in the way projects are developed in the future.

What the oil price shock means for Papua New Guinea

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Analysts have contrasting views on the effect of the oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia on long-term oil and gas projects in Papua New Guinea. David James considers these, and the likely impact on domestic petrol and diesel prices.

Papua New Guinea government sets ‘walk away’ date for P’nyang negotiations

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ExxonMobil and the government-appointed State Negotiating Team have until the end of January to negotiate an agreement for the P’nyang gas project, says Minister for Petroleum.

Gas and petroleum in Papua New Guinea: a sector profile

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A profile of the gas and petroleum sector in Papua New Guinea, including information on licensing and taxation, key players and major projects.

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