PNG Oil is a 270km-long onshore pipeline project operated by Oil Search. This oil pipeline, with a maximum diameter of 20 inches, starts at Southern Highlands (Papua New Guinea) and ends in Central Province (Papua New Guinea).

The PNG Oil project started operations in 1992 and is owned by Santos, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration, Exxon Mobil, Mineral Resources Development, and Marubeni.

The PNG Oil project is associated with the 407km PNG LNG Offshore and 292km PNG LNG Onshore.

About Oil Search

Oil Search Ltd (Oil Search) is an independent upstream energy company. It explores for, develops and produces oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL). The company’s majority oil and gas assets are concentrated in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and operates all the producing oil fields in the country. Oil Search holds appraisal and exploration portfolio across PNG and has interest in PNG LNG Project. The company also owns interests in major undeveloped gas fields, including the Elk-Antelope fields in PRL 15, and in P’nyang in PRL 3. It also owns oil interests in the Alaska North Slope in the US. Oil Search is headquartered in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.


Information on the pipeline is sourced from GlobalData’s Oil & Gas Pipelines database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil, natural gas, petroleum products and Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) trunk pipelines globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.