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Oil Search Operating With Measures

by PNG Business News - March 29, 2021

Oil Search claims that stringent quarantine procedures, behaviour restrictions, and personnel roster guidelines put in place last year have secured the company's activities in the region.

In a statement, Oil Search said that no cases of Covid-19 had been identified in their field operations.

In addition to the number of Covid-19 cases around the world, the organization has increased its efforts to protect its employees and ensure secure and efficient operations.

The instituted ways include:

  • The organization is bringing its disaster and emergency response strategies into effect, with staff in PNG and Sydney closely handling and tracking the situation.
  • PNG field sites are continuing to follow precautionary procedures placed in effect last year, which included redeploying non-essential personnel, limiting access and transport to field areas, and putting in place stringent preventative measures and quarantine zones;
  • Imposing further RISK Reduction Steps, such as acquiring further monitoring facilities and expanding the quarantine duration for staff and contractors heading to the field;
  • Reducing the Port Moresby office's workforce to a core community of medical, defence, and facilities workers, with regular checking of office employees; and,
  • Procurement and distribution of nearly 500,000 pieces of personal security equipment to the National Government.

Oil Search managing director Dr Keiran Wulff said, “The Covid-19 is a growing threat to the people of Papua New Guinea.

“We are doing everything to ensure that our employees can continue to work safely, and to support their families as they do so.”



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