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Santos awards new scholarship to build PNG resources capability

Gasoil News - Published on Wed, 05 Dec 2018

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Santos has announced that Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd geologist Ivano Ivano from Port Moresby is the recipient of a scholarship to study a Masters degree in Petroleum Geoscience at the University of Adelaide in 2019, followed by three months operational training with Santos. The scholarship is part of a new partnership between Santos and the Australian Government to develop increased technical and management capability in the resources sector in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Mr Ivano is a graduate geologist with Kumul Petroleum Holdings – the PNG national oil company and a partner in the PNG LNG project –and said he felt very privileged to have been nominated for the scholarship by his company, and to have been selected.

Mr Ivano said “It’s my ultimate goal to be a leader in the PNG oil and gas industry, so I am very grateful to Kumul Petroleum Holdings, Santos and the Australian Government for an opportunity like this, which can only help take the local industry forward.”

Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Kevin Gallagher said the resources sector was the main driver of PNG’s economic growth and it made sense to help build capability within its local workforce. He said “I am very pleased to be able to support Mr Ivano through a Masters in Petroleum Geoscience and then provide him with hands-on experience at one of our operations. The idea is that he will take this knowledge back to PNG and play a bigger part in helping the nation’s economic development to build a better future for the broader community.”

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Posted By : Joykumar Irom on Wed, 05 Dec 2018
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