Earthquake Relief

On 26 February 2018, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck in the PNG Highlands, followed by a series of aftershocks.

In addition to the significant activity being undertaken to restore vital infrastructure and urgently provide much needed supplies to communities, Oil Search donated PGK 16 million (USD 5 million) in cash and kind to support disaster relief efforts in Hela and Southern Highlands Provinces.

Earthquake relief efforts

Oil Search has now delivered more than 200 tonnes of food and supplies into villages, mostly by helicopter, reaching more than 200,000 people and undertaken almost 2,500 medical treatments, including 70 medical evacuations. This video captures some of those efforts.