Associate Members

Support companies whose business relates entirely to the minerals and energy industry, e.g. drilling and mud companies, expediters and testing laboratories.

Ashurst PNG

Ashurst operates in Papua New Guinea through its partnership entity, Ashurst PNG, which practices under the “Ashurst” name via a license from Ashurst LLP. This setup allows Ashurst to extend its global legal expertise to the PNG jurisdiction, adhering to the local legal standards and practices.

The firm is committed to upholding the highest professional standards, including maintaining comprehensive professional indemnity insurance across all jurisdictions where it and its associates, including Ashurst PNG, operate. This commitment is demonstrated through both local insurance schemes and a global professional indemnity insurance program, ensuring a robust level of coverage. Ashurst believes the scope of its insurance coverage is suitable for a firm of its stature and complexity, although the specifics of its professional indemnity insurance remain confidential. 

Clough Niugini Ltd

Clough Niugini Ltd is recognised as a pioneering project delivery company, employing innovative engineering and construction solutions to enhance the quality of life both today and in the future. Specialising in the energy, resources, and infrastructure sectors, the company is committed to delivering high-performance assets focusing on innovation, sustainability, and safety.

With a dedicated workforce of over 3,000 across Australia and the Asia Pacific, Clough Niugini Ltd is dedicated to executing exceptional projects that contribute to the industries and communities it serves, aiming for a sustainable future. 

Coral Seas Mining Services (PNG) Ltd

Corman Contractors (PNG) Ltd  

British American Tobacco (PNG) Ltd

BAT, established in 1902, stands as a global leader in the consumer goods industry, renowned for its extensive portfolio of brands and a strategic vision aimed at creating A Better Tomorrow™ by transitioning towards a smokeless future. With a firm commitment to Tobacco Harm Reduction, BAT’s strategic goal is to shift smokers from traditional cigarettes to smokeless alternatives, aspiring to transform into a predominantly smokeless entity by 2035. This vision encapsulates the company’s drive to make conventional smoking obsolete, fostering a healthier and sustainable future.

Operating as a prestigious FTSE company, BAT’s global presence spans six continents, with key regions including the United States, Americas & Europe (AME), and Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA), engaging around 50,000 employees worldwide. While the company’s roots and historical success lie in cigarettes, BAT now focuses on innovating within the smokeless product space, with the aim of attracting 50 million consumers to its Non-Combustible products by 2030. BAT’s ambitious targets include achieving £5 billion in New Category revenues by 2025 and ensuring that Non-Combustibles comprise 50% of its revenue by 2035, marking a significant pivot in its operational focus towards a smokeless business model.

Curtain Bros

The Curtain Group originated in Papua New Guinea in October 1966 when Curtain Bros Papua New Guinea Limited commenced its operations, founded by Dan, Mick, and David Curtain. The brothers, initially in Papua New Guinea for work with the Territory Administration, quickly identified business opportunities and established their company in Port Moresby.  

Initially, Curtain Bros PNG focused exclusively on civil engineering and construction projects, such as roads, subdivisions, and airstrips. Today, the company’s head office and main operational base are located on Motukea Island, about twelve kilometres from Port Moresby’s Central Business District. This 106-hectare commercial site owned by Curtain Bros is undergoing continuous development.

Currently, it hosts steel fabrication and residential facilities, along with a dockyard named Papua New Guinea Dockyard, equipped with a 5000-tonne capacity slipway.  

BSP Financial Group Limited

BSP Financial Group Limited (BSP) stands as the premier banking institution in the South Pacific, with a substantial footprint across Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu. It boasts the most extensive branch and electronic banking network in the region, managing assets totaling over PGK 23.050 billion.

Dedicated to innovation and excellence, BSP operates the largest array of ATMs and EFTPoS terminals across its markets, focusing on enhancing its business processes to ensure customers enjoy top-tier products and services. This commitment extends to fostering professional growth among its employees, supporting the communities it operates in, and delivering significant returns to its shareholders, reinforcing its position as a cornerstone of financial services in the Pacific.

CC Pacific Limited

CC Pacific, a wholly Papua New Guinea owned entity, has been at the forefront of Recruitment/HR Services since its inception in September 2007. Catering to a wide array of sectors and industries throughout Papua New Guinea, the company prides itself on offering comprehensive recruitment solutions. These range from executive and middle management positions to professional, semi-professional roles, skilled and semi-skilled trades, as well as administrative, finance, and human resource specialists.

Deloitte encompasses Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL), its worldwide network of member firms, and their related entities, each operating as legally separate and independent entities.  


Deloitte is committed to fostering progress and assisting clients globally to lead in their respective markets. By investing in and empowering a diverse workforce with unique talents, Deloitte enables individuals to surpass their achievements in other environments. The organization’s approach blends insightful advice with actionable integrity, underpinned by the belief that strengthening clients and society enhances Deloitte’s own strength.  

Deloitte encompasses Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL), its worldwide network of member firms, and their related entities, each operating as legally separate and independent entities.  

Erias Group

ERIAS is dedicated to achieving responsible environmental and social outcomes, extending its commitment to sustainability beyond project deliverables into field and office environments. The company places a high priority on positively impacting the communities where it operates. This includes hiring local expertise for projects in Australia and internationally to foster local employment and offer training opportunities.  

ERIAS supports charities focused on enhancing community life through access to quality education, promoting gender equality, improving health, and launching capacity-building initiatives, demonstrating its commitment to making a meaningful difference in the communities it serves.  

Fubilan Catering Services Ltd

Fubilan Catering Services is a Contractor to OK Tedi Mining Ltd, situated in Tabubil, Western Province.

Gobe Freight Services Limited

Established in 1997, GFS Ltd was initiated as a joint venture to offer a comprehensive suite of services including road transport, stevedoring, and materials handling, specifically for the Chevron Gobe Petroleum Development Project located in the Gulf and Southern Highlands provinces of Papua New Guinea. This joint venture was strategically formed with shareholding from two local landowner companies, Kikori Oil Investments and Gobe Field Engineering, alongside a nationally owned transport company, to leverage local expertise and resources.

Following the successful completion of the construction phase of the Gobe project, GFS Ltd transitioned to a new phase under contract, providing infield production and exploration operation services. This transition saw GFS Ltd extending its services to ChevronTexaco and later to Oil Search Limited, the new operator, demonstrating its adaptability and sustained relevance in the evolving petroleum industry landscape in Papua New Guinea.

Hastings Deering (PNG) Ltd

Hastings Deering embarked on its journey in Papua New Guinea in 1949, establishing a legacy of delivering high-quality Cat® products and services.

Now operating across six sites in PNG, the company provides premium equipment and services to diverse sectors such as mining, construction, forestry, materials handling, and government projects. Embracing technology, Hastings Deering enhances its offerings to meet customer business needs more efficiently, focusing on reducing downtime and optimizing machine performance.  

HBS Machinery

HBS (PNG) Limited, with its extensive national presence, stands as a frontrunner in the realms of heavy equipment and construction services. From its inception, the cornerstone of HBS’s operations has been its leading position in the plant and machinery dealership, delivering robust equipment tailored for a country with rigorous demands on its machinery.  

Over recent years, HBS has carved out a reputation as a formidable contractor in Mine Support Services and civil and building Construction, marking significant strides in sectors including resources and energy, oil and gas, transport, infrastructure, and property development. This evolution reflects HBS’s sustained growth and commitment to supporting clients across diverse market sectors.

High Arctic Energy Services

With more than 25 years in the oil and gas sector, High Arctic Energy Services stands out for its specialized Rentals and Nitrogen Services, backed by a continuously expanding track record of success.   

Since its inception in 1993, the company has grown substantially to meet the evolving needs of its clients. Transitioning from a privately held Canadian entity to a publicly traded company with international demand, High Arctic has established a distinguished reputation for its innovative equipment and world-class services, a source of genuine pride for the company.

International SOS

The International SOS Group of Companies specializes in saving lives and safeguarding global workforces against health and security threats. Through bespoke health, security risk management, and wellbeing solutions, it drives client growth and productivity. The company is prepared to respond immediately to crises like extreme weather, epidemics, or security incidents, ensuring peace of mind for its clients. Leveraging innovative technology and medical know-how, International SOS focuses on prevention, offering real-time insights and unmatched field delivery. This support enables clients to meet compliance and governance requirements, addressing their Duty of Care obligations and enhancing business resilience, continuity, and sustainability.

Established in 1985 and headquartered in London and Singapore, International SOS is a trusted partner to 9,500 organizations, including most Fortune Global 500 companies, mid-sized enterprises, governments, educational institutions, and NGOs. With a diverse team of 13,000 medical, security, and logistics professionals, International SOS provides 24/7 support from over 1,000 locations across 90 countries, demonstrating its global reach and commitment to health and safety.

Italpreziosi South Pacific Ltd

Founded in 1984 and based in Arezzo, Italy, Italpreziosi has become a prominent figure in the production, refining, and trading of precious metals, as well as in the production and trading of investment gold. The company has secured a pivotal role in the precious metals value chain by leveraging state-of-the-art technologies and systems with minimal environmental impact.   

Italpreziosi serves as a strategic partner to a wide array of stakeholders in the precious metals industry, including mines, banks, jewellery manufacturers, industrial entities, and private consumers. The company is dedicated to upholding the highest quality standards and adhering to ethical principles and sustainability commitments.

Kingston Resources Ltd

Kingston Resources Ltd, listed on the ASX, focuses on gold and copper production and exploration. The company operates the Mineral Hill mine in Cobar, New South Wales, and is actively advancing the 3.8 million ounce Misima Gold Project in Papua New Guinea.

KutMor Limited

KutMor’s inception was catalyzed by a series of meetings in late 2011 and early 2012 among landowner leaders and landowner companies (Lancos), highlighting the community’s active involvement in its formation. This initiative has enabled KutMor to have an extensive shareholding reach that spans various communities from Benaria & Aijagaiba in the northwest to Kantobo in the southeast. The company represents a significant geographical coverage, ensuring a wide community engagement in its operations.

Ownership within KutMor is thoughtfully structured into 14 share classes, each corresponding to a distinct geographic area, encompassing regions within or adjacent to the Petroleum Development Licenses (PDL) 2, 5, and 6. This structure reflects a meticulous approach to representation and inclusivity, ensuring that the interests of all areas affected by its operations are considered. The governance structure of KutMor includes a board with one Director elected by the shareholders of each class, alongside an independent Director, fostering a balanced and comprehensive leadership approach. With its headquarters in the ENBDC Kada Gunan building in Port Moresby and an additional office at Santos Limited’s Iagifu Ridge Operations Camp near Lake Kutubu, within PDL 2, KutMor is strategically positioned to manage its operations efficiently while maintaining close ties with the communities it serves in the Southern Highlands Province.

Larus Energy (PNG) Limited

Larus Energy Limited, established on 23 November 2009 in New South Wales, Australia, is a petroleum exploration entity that has strategically positioned itself within Papua New Guinea’s burgeoning oil and gas sector. Operating as a public unlisted company, Larus Energy is actively involved in managing Petroleum Prospecting License 326 (PPL 326) in the Torres Basin. Through this significant operational base, the company aims to capitalize on the anticipated growth within Papua New Guinea’s oil and gas industry, marking its presence as a key participant in the sector’s development.

Motor Vehicles Insurance Ltd

Motor Vehicles Insurance Limited (MVIL) holds the exclusive position as the sole provider of compulsory third-party insurance for all motor vehicles in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Beyond its insurance services, MVIL is actively involved in promoting road safety initiatives and also manages motor vehicle registrations and licensing for all vehicle types across the country. With a comprehensive network of branches spread throughout PNG, MVIL is integral to the nation’s road safety and vehicle regulation system, ensuring that motorists are adequately insured and that vehicles are properly registered and licensed.


Founded in Sydney in the 1950s, AJ Lucas (ASX: AJL) began as a high-quality building subcontractor before evolving its engineering expertise to offer specialized engineering, construction, and drilling services across energy, water & wastewater, resources, and public infrastructure sectors. The company has earned a reputation for its innovative engineering solutions and effective project management, becoming a leader in long-distance pipelines and a global authority in horizontal directional drilling (HDD).   

This expertise facilitated Lucas’s entry into the resources sector, significantly contributing to Australia’s exploration of alternative energy sources like coal seam gas.

Today, Lucas capitalizes on its experience by investing in unconventional hydrocarbon fields, achieving notable returns. The company’s longstanding success, spanning over five decades, is attributed to its collaborative client relationships and continuous technical innovation.

Nacap Niugini Limited

Nacap is an experienced contractor in pipeline, facilities, and civil construction for the oil, gas, mining, and water sectors, operating both in Australia and internationally. With a history spanning over 30 years, the company has consistently delivered projects on time and safely, marking a significant global achievement. In 2017, it broadened its scope to include renewable energy, collaborating with Quanta Services Australia to provide comprehensive construction solutions nationwide.  

Striving to be a leader in pipeline and energy infrastructure construction, Nacap offers extensive civil construction services, including site preparation and the building of various infrastructure elements. Its main offices are in Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia, with a Centre of Excellence & Innovation in Dubbo, New South Wales, focusing on designing and fabricating equipment for complex projects. Additionally, Nacap has expanded into Papua New Guinea, establishing Nacap PNG to serve the local oil and gas market.  

Oro Nickel Pty Ltd

Oro Nickel Ltd is at the helm of overseeing the operations of the Mambare Nickel Project in PNG, a joint venture with DNi as the operator, holding a 50% stake. This project is recognized as one of the world’s significant nickel deposits, with Anaconda Nickel Limited estimating a substantial 5 million tonnes of contained nickel metal. The in-ground value of 1 million tonnes of nickel metal is approximately US$20 billion, highlighting the project’s immense economic potential.

In January 2012, JV partner Regency Mines plc announced the discovery of high-grade saprolite, marking a significant milestone for the project. To date, 735 holes have been drilled, including a recent drill program of 135 holes which has been successfully completed, leading to the announcement of the maiden JORC resource in the first quarter of 2012. A notable logistical advantage for the Mambare project is its proximity to infrastructure, featuring a 120km mostly flat and sealed road leading to the Oro Bay deep water port, offering a rare and strategic benefit for the transport of materials.

Striving to be a leader in pipeline and energy infrastructure construction, Nacap offers extensive civil construction services, including site preparation and the building of various infrastructure elements. Its main offices are in Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia, with a Centre of Excellence & Innovation in Dubbo, New South Wales, focusing on designing and fabricating equipment for complex projects. Additionally, Nacap has expanded into Papua New Guinea, establishing Nacap PNG to serve the local oil and gas market.  

Pacific Energy Aviation (PNG) Ltd

Pacific Energy Aviation (PNG) Ltd is an independent regional group dedicated to supplying petroleum products and lubricants across the Pacific Islands. The company offers a comprehensive suite of services to its clientele, encompassing the supply, storage, and distribution of petroleum products.   

Committed to upholding the highest international industrial standards, Pacific Energy Aviation ensures strict safety measures and meticulous tracking of all operations. The company serves a diverse customer base daily. It caters to various sectors, including industry, aviation, marine, public services, and retail gas stations, meeting the energy needs of thousands of customers throughout the region.  

PNG Forest Products

PNG Forest Products (PNGFP) stands as a leading figure in Engineered Wood Products, championing sustainable manufacturing practices in Papua New Guinea since 1954. With a workforce of over 1,200 locals, PNGFP is distinguished by certifications from the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia, holding both the PEFC Chain of Custody Certification and the Type 5 JAS-ANZ product certification scheme.  

The company’s product portfolio caters to domestic and international markets, featuring plywood, treated pine timber, modular bridging and decking systems, kit homes, and pre-fabricated buildings. It also offers services in project construction and infrastructure development. Emphasizing sustainability, all timber is sourced from PNG’s renewable pine plantations, with its sawmilling and manufacturing operations in Bulolo being self-sufficiently powered by PNGFP’s own hydroelectric stations.  

Puma Energy (PNG) Ltd

Puma Energy is a prominent player in the global energy sector, focusing on downstream activities such as fuels, aviation, lubricants, and bitumen. The company boasts a robust footprint in Latin America, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region, catering to a broad customer base through its network of 1,900 retail sites and providing refuelling services at over 100 airports globally.  

At its core, Puma Energy is dedicated to #EnergisingCommunities, aiming to foster growth and prosperity by sustainably meeting the needs of its customers in markets with high growth potential.  

Searcher Seismic

Searcher operates in the global oil and gas, mining, energy, and storage industries, specializing in designing, managing, and marketing multi-client geoscience data. The company boasts extensive geophysical and geological data libraries worldwide, including multi-client 2D and 3D seismic data, magnetics, gravity data, geochemical surveys, digital well databases, and prospectivity studies.  

Beyond data libraries, Searcher offers cutting-edge technological software products to enhance data accessibility and analysis. These include Seisintel, an online tool for marine survey and vessel tracking; sAIsmic, a web platform delivering global seismic data with deep learning support; and GeoClerk, a geo-imagery search engine powered by machine learning to find industry-related imagery.  


SMEC stands as a prominent global consultancy in engineering, management, and development, boasting 70 years of delivering innovative solutions worldwide in urban development, infrastructure, and management services. The firm excels in providing design leadership, consulting, and advisory services in various sectors, including roads and highways, rail and metro, aviation, hydropower, and renewable energy.  

Originating from its involvement in the monumental Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme in Australia in 1949, SMEC has built a distinguished history. Since joining the Surbana Jurong Group in 2016, SMEC has continued to enhance its legacy, focusing on sustainable solutions that facilitate connectivity, mobility, and energy for communities globally.

Sun Engineering (QLD) Pty Ltd

Established in 1975, Sun Engineering began by serving the power generation and mining industries in Queensland. Over the years, the company has expanded into a comprehensive fabrication and construction enterprise, catering to sectors including mining, power generation, petrochemical, processing, infrastructure, and commercial development.  

Sun Engineering has cultivated a solid reputation for quality, underpinned by its dedicated management teams and employees who prioritize safety and timely project delivery. The company’s success is attributed to its robust management systems and procedures, alongside its significant in-house capabilities in fabrication, painting, and construction. Operating across Australia, Papua New Guinea, China, and the Middle East, Sun Engineering continues to deliver successful projects internationally.

Tabubil Development Corporation Ltd

Tabubil Development Corporation Limited (TDC) was established in April 2020 as an Umbrella Company, embodying the collective interests of the 10 landowner mine villages (Bultem, Finalbin, Atemkit, Kaworabip, Wangbin, Migalsim, Kumkit, Ankit, Nioksikwi, and Ok Tedi Tau) in the Ok Tedi mine area of Western Province, Papua New Guinea. As a 100% locally owned entity, TDC’s mission revolves around the management of a range of sub-contractor companies, all of which are owned by the landowners themselves. With a portfolio of 30 companies under its guidance, TDC is dedicated to fostering the growth and development of its community, playing a pivotal role in enhancing the economic and social landscape of the region.

Tetra Tech Coffey

Tetra Tech Coffey, as an integral part of Tetra Tech, stands at the forefront of providing top-tier consulting and engineering services on a global scale. Our team, comprised of leading specialists in engineering, geotechnical studies, occupational hygiene, environmental science, and project management, is renowned for their expertise and innovative solutions.

With operations spanning across Australia and New Zealand, we boast a team of over 650 employees dedicated to serving the Pacific region. Our collaborative efforts with Tetra Tech Proteus, Eco Logical Australia, and Norman Disney & Young — each recognized for their longstanding success in delivering practical and sustainable services — enhance our capacity to meet diverse client needs.

Trans Wonderland Limited

Trans Wonderland Ltd (TWL) stands out as one of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) leading landowner companies within the LNG project area, incorporating seven petroleum development licenses (PDLs) alongside a spectrum of pipeline, hydrocarbon processing, and operations facilities. Founded in 2002, TWL’s establishment was greatly influenced by Oil Search’s strategic initiative to foster a local landowner enterprise capable of fulfilling the essential road transport needs between Lae and the operational fields.

This origin story highlights the critical role of landowner cooperation in the mining and resources sector in PNG, a region where cultural traditions and customs are deeply intertwined with economic and social progress. Central to TWL’s ethos is the principle of landowner partnership, which is enshrined in the company’s constitution. Representing a diverse network across four provinces and eight ethnic communities, TWL is backed by 28 shareholder companies, connecting over 10,000 individuals—either directly or through clan affiliations—to its operations. The company’s commitment to strong corporate governance, strategic foresight, and flawless execution of its business model is key to optimizing outcomes for PNG’s landowners and the broader economy.

TWM PNG Limited

TWM Group stands at the forefront of offering integrated solutions across various essential and technical service sectors, leveraging its market-leading expertise and extensive experience. The group’s services span waste and water management, industrial services, environmental advisory, renewables, Skillpac for specialised skill sets, and comprehensive training programs. This diverse offering underscores TWM Group’s commitment to addressing the multifaceted needs of its clients with efficiency and expertise.

Wartsila PNG Limited

Wartsila PNG Limited is dedicated to enabling sustainable societies by innovating in technology and services, in partnership with stakeholders. The company focuses on sustainable technology and services to enhance the environmental and economic performance of its customers. It provides a broad portfolio of technologies and innovative solutions for superior operational reliability and cost predictiveness, thanks to its strong partner ecosystem.  

Globally, Wartsila’s team of 17,500 energy and maritime experts across over 70 countries is committed to leading the decarbonisation efforts of industries worldwide, demonstrating its commitment to a sustainable future. 

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