To promote the mineral and petroleum exploration potential of Papua New Guinea and the development of a world-class sustainable resources industry that provides benefit streams to improve the welfare of all Papua New Guineans.
Promotes world-class, sustainable mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, production, processing, and supporting industries in PNG that are profitable, safe, environmentally and socially responsible, responsive to the welfare of impacted communities, and committed to the wellbeing and prosperity of current and future generations of PNG;
Implements a wide range of other programs to promote and support the industry, assist members, and educate and inform the public, including media and public relations activities, education programs, publications, conferences and seminars, workshops, and international industry promotions. The Chamber’s flagship conference is the biennial PNG Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference convened in Sydney.
Is the representative voice for the mining and petroleum industry in PNG. One of the principal roles of the organization is to promote and support the industry by presenting to the government and the community the concerns and issues facing the industry along with proposals to address these issues and to advocate for beneficial changes to both existing and proposed new legislation and policy that affect the mining and petroleum sectors.
Keeps members informed by publishing a “bi-monthly newsletter”, which is also widely circulated to politicians, senior public servants, business and media organisations. The organisation also produces and supports technical publications for the benefit of members.
Performs the vital role of informing and educating the wider community and increasing public awareness of the activities and benefits of the mining and petroleum industry. The organizational informs the public of the industry’s obligations and commitments which are effectively monitored and controlled by the Government.
Cooperates with and supports educational and training institutions regarding technical and professional courses and research programs of importance to the industry.
No. of Papua New Guineans employed directly through mining & petroleum industry
Industry Contribution to PNG’s Export Revenue valued at PGK 23 Billion
No. of Jobs the Industry Supports in Landowner and Local Businesses
Industry Contribution to Papua New Guineas's Gross Domestic Product
How much is the industry contributing to
Papua New Guinea?
The mining and petroleum industry is an important contributor to Papua New Guinea’s development. The industry has underpinned the PNG economy for decades, providing considerable social and economic benefits that have flowed to the government and the people of PNG.