Mining, petroleum seminar starts today

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THE PNG LNG project will feature prominently at the 2009 PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum (PNGCMP) seminar which starts today in Port Moresby.
Also featuring at the four-day meet which ends on Friday will be developments at the Ramu nickel-cobalt project, the Hidden Valley, Simberi and Sinivit gold mines and the Nautilus’ offshore deep sea exploration.
The seminar will provide interested foreign and local stakeholders a comprehensive technical update on Papua New Guinea’s mining and petroleum industry.
It will also afford participants an excellent opportunity to meet all the players in the PNG mining and petroleum industry including the Government for possible joint venture discussions, networking and promotion.
The chamber said yesterday the two-day petroleum seminar, which starts today would provide delegates with an update on current activities in the petroleum sector, focusing on PNG’s first LNG development, major new gas discoveries at Elk and Antelope and Pukpuk and other explorations.
The mining seminar which starts on Thursday and finishes on Friday would inform delegates on current activities in the PNG mining industry, highlighting project updates, new developments, advanced prospects and exploration.
PNG’s four new mines – Ramu nickel-cobalt in Madang province, Morobe Mining Joint Ventures Hidden Valley project, Simberi and Sinivit gold mines – will be featured, the chamber announced in a flyer.
Seminar participants come from as far as Canada, organisers said.