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.

Stories from Papua New Guinea

From the blog: The Oil Search Foundation in action

A scoping mission for an Insecticide Resistance Study was jointly conducted by the Oil Search Foundation (OSF) and the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR) from 30 September to 2 October 2015 within the Tagali valley of Hela Province, Papua New Guinea. The objective of the scoping mission was to establish if there was a need for a full-scale Insecticide Resistance Study on the local mosquito population as a result of prolonged use of a pyrethroid insecticide.

“If we are to unite in the response to HIV, we have to share our stories, acknowledge our differences and decide how we will respond as individuals and as a community,” said Kevin Miles of the Oil Search Foundation. A World AIDS Day (WAD) lunch and learn session at Oil Search’s Port Moresby office focused on sharing personal stories about the impact of HIV on our own lives.

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