March 1, 2022


Chemex Global is pleased to announce the commencement of an Engineering, Procurement, and Fabrication (EPF) contract for Oil Search (PNG) Limited (now Santos Limited) for a 1,500-bpd modular crude distillation unit. This refinery will produce diesel and Jet A1 to support Santos’ upstream operations in Papua New Guinea and will be a replacement for a unit damaged by an earthquake in 2018. Once installed, Chemex will assist with commissioning and startup of the unit, as well as training during turnover to Santos’ operations.

Chemex Global performed the front-end engineering for the unit previously and will deliver a turnkey EPF scope on a lump-sum basis under the current contract.

Matt Rogers, Chief Commercial Officer for Chemex, stated that “Oil Search / Santos has been a pleasure to work with and we have admired their commitment to safety and quality, which has been evident throughout the engagement. Chemex’s ability to adapt its designs and project execution model to the project location and our personnel’s willingness to go on location for commissioning, startup, and training has been a meaningful differentiator for us internationally.”