Oil Search Foundation
"Partnerships in Action"
The Oil Search Foundation is a not-for-profit development partner dedicated to improving the lives of Papua New Guineans.
We focus on Health, Leadership and Education, and Women’s Protection and Empowerment because in these fields we can make a real difference.
Oil Search recognises that Papua New Guineans know what is best for PNG. Our work therefore aligns with PNG’s own development priorities and social objectives to make meaningful contributions to the lives of Papua New Guineans. This ensures our programs have strong ownership and result in sustainable benefits for the communities with which we work.
Identifying PNG’s priorities is only the first step. Working closely in partnership with individuals and communities right through to decision-makers at the national level is the key to realising our success.

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Caring for Communities. PNG Proud.
The Oil Search Foundation is a development partner in Papua New Guinea delivering signature programs and grant management solutions to support the national development agenda in the areas of health, leadership and education, and women’s protection and empowerment. Established and supported by Oil Search, the Foundation has a comparative advantage working in the Papua New Guinea Highlands and Gulf region.

Our Purpose


Every adult and child in Papua New Guinea has access to functioning and effective health and education services.


To contribute to nationwide development goals by working in partnership with government and stakeholders to improve development outcomes and achieve system stability and functionality.


We are a caring organisation that operates with high integrity and respect. We are passionate about development and strive to deliver excellence through innovation and partnership with a diverse and highly responsible workforce.