A Slick Rev­o­lu­tion

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Oil & gas has long been one of Papua New Guinea’s pri­mary eco­nomic fron­tiers, with the likes of INTEROIL and High Arc­tic En­ergy Ser­vices hav­ing been pro­filed in Asia Out­look in re­cent years. An­other old friend to once again grace the pub­li­ca­tion this year is Puma En­ergy, whose down­stream ca­pa­bil­i­ties have paved the way for a whole host of op­por­tu­ni­ties across the coun­try’s chal­leng­ing ter­rain.

Lev­er­ag­ing the wider Group’s global strat­egy, the busi­ness has for­mu­lated a very lo­calised ap­proach to progress in PNG and as such is not only boost­ing its own mar­ket cre­den­tials but is help­ing to fos­ter en­hanced so­cioe­co­nomic de­vel­op­ment for the com­mu­ni­ties around it as well.

“As the coun­try goes through its next ex­pan­sion phase, the in­crease in re­fin­ery ca­pac­ity will al­low us to keep pace with mar­ket re­quire­ments for many years to come. Sim­ple things like this can have a ma­jor ben­e­fit across the coun­try in end user cost as well as en­ergy self-sus­tain­abil­ity,” Jim Collings, Di­rec­tor of Puma En­ergy PNG told new Deputy Ed­i­tor, Jonathan Dy­ble.

Phoenix Petroleum is en­joy­ing a very sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ence in the Philip­pines at present as it looks to sim­i­larly in­gra­ti­ate it­self lo­cally, in or­der to chal­lenge the es­tab­lished in­dus­try elite. I spoke with the Com­pany’s Chief Oper­at­ing Of­fi­cer, Henry Al­bert Fadul­lon about the fore­most in­dus­try trends in­flu­enc­ing South­east Asian oil & gas.

There is more fa­mil­iar­ity across our con­struc­tion fo­cus this Au­gust, as we fol­low-up on Meinhardt Light Stu­dio’s suc­cess story last month with Meinhardt EPCM and Meinhardt Façade Tech­nol­ogy this time around. And they pave the way for a sec­tor del­uge across much of the re­main­der of our show­cas­ing sec­tion; Bish­ops and D’Per­cep­tion com­plet­ing the con­struc­tion com­pli­ment.

TNB, Hope Am­bu­lance Ser­vice and An­tah HEALTH­CARE Group bring pro­ceed­ings to a close, and in­deed my in­volve­ment with Asia Out­look to a close as well.

I end my ten­ure here by ex­plor­ing Malaysia’s di­verse busi­ness travel ap­peal, and it would be wise to stay tuned in the months to come as the pub­li­ca­tion’s busi­ness travel seg­ment gets ramped up a cou­ple of notches; The Solomon Is­lands, Nepal, Bali, Hy­der­abad and the Philip­pines all wait­ing in the wings.

Matthew StaffEd­i­to­rial Di­rec­tor, Out­look Pub­lish­ing

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