Although international oil and gas firms continue to face a challenging operating environment, economic expansion in Papua New Guinea has been driven by large-scale energy projects in recent years, with liquefied natural gas processing becoming an important catalyst for growth. Since the launch of the PNG LNG project in 2014, the country has witnessed a significant uptick in investment, with exploration, production, transportation and processing facilities receiving an injection of resources. However, there are a number of issues that need addressing, with power generation and domestic gas utilisation representing two key areas for further development. This chapter contains interviews with Wapu Sonk, Managing Director, Kumul Petroleum; and Carolyn Blacklock, Acting Managing Director, PNG Power.
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Wapu Sonk, Managing Director, Kumul Petroleum: Interview