Papua New Guinea


Asia Pacific M&A shake-up on the horizon

More assets are expected to hit the market across Asia Pacific this year following the sustained drop in global oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic, which has destroyed energy demand growth as economic activity contracts.

Oil & Gas

PNG-focused Oil Search is a takeover target

Despite a recently announced planned capital raising, Australian-listed Oil Search, which has major stakes in Papua New Guinea’s emerging LNG sector, is a prime takeover target, as mergers become more likely in a low oil price world.

Oil & Gas

Oil Search abandons Taza appraisal well in KRG

Oil Search has completed a drilling update on two of its wells in Papua New Guinea and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG). The company said the Taza 3 ST1 oil appraisal well in KRG has been plugged and abandoned with the rig being demobilised. The forward plan is to evaluate the results of the drilling, together with the recently proposed seismic, prior to making further drilling decisions.