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HGDC reaches Safety Milestone – No LTI for month of May

HGDC site staff showing off their  caps given out as gifts for no LTI during May

“I am pleased to inform you that HGDC Hides workforce has achieved and unprecedented SAFETY MILESTONE; NO first aid or injury cases were reported during the month of MAY. This is a TEAM Achievement attributable to increased training and awareness by all departments. I am personally very proud of each and every man and women working in Hides for HGDC. Thank you for your support, Chairmen in reaching this goal.” The Marine.

William Emmons

Director of Operations
HGDC Para Camp, Hides 4

Welcome to HGDC

HGDC employees

Hides Gas Development Company Limited is an independent company working hard to maximise business opportunities for landowners affected by the multi-billion kina PNG LNG Project in Papua New Guinea.

Who is Hides Gas Development Company Ltd?

Hides Gas Development Company Limited (HGDC) was established in April 2008 to be the umbrella landowner company for the upstream section of the PNG LNG Project.

We are recognised by PNG LNG Project operator ExxonMobil PNG Limited (formerly Esso Highlands Ltd) the umbrella landowner company that represents regional landowner companies in Benaria Pipeline, Angore PDL-8, Juha PDL-9, Hides PDL-7, Hides PDL-1, Kobalu Camp and the Komo Airport Development.

Hides Gas Development Company Limited is actively participating in what we do so that our shareholers can realise return on their investments in the Company.

We are into

  • Labour Hire
  • Camp Catering through Hides Alliance Group
  • Camp Maintenance
  • Security Services through Hides Security Services Ltd
  • Wholesale through Mountain Ridge Wholesale
  • Light Vehicle Hire
  • Heavy Equipment HIre
  • Road Construction and Maintenance
  • Property Development and Management

Where we are Located


Our TeamHides Gas Development Company Limited (HGDC) was established in April 2008 under the Companies’ Act 1997 to become the umbrella landowner company for the upstream section of the PNG LNG Project. The company is recognised by PNG LNG Project operator ExxonMobil PNG Limited as legitimate umbrella landowner company representing 15 regional landowner companies from Hides Petroleum Development Licence (PDL) 1 & 7, Angore PDL 8, Juha PDL 9, Komo Airfield Development, Kobalu Camp and Benaria Pipeline. HGDC has a fully represented Board comprising 18 Directors appointed by the shareholders of their regional landowner companies.

HGDC supplies the local labour force to ExxonMobil PNG Limited and other Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractors of the PNG LNG Project.

We have also entered into Joint Ventures with highly reputable companies to ensure high quality service delivery within the Project area.

As the Umbrella Landowner Company, HGDC will always work cooperatively with our EPC partners and ExxonMobil PNG Limited to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for all stakeholders in the PNG LNG Project.

HGDC will also continue to seek new commercial opportunities to expand the business platform beyond the five reserved areas of business activities and we will build a sustainable long term business that will deliver and increase value to our shareholders’ investment in the company.

Our Board

Our Board is headed by a Chairman who is elected by the Directors through a transparent nomination and election process witnessed by ExxonMobil PNG Limited and Oil Search Ltd. The Directors represent their regional landowner companies who have their own Boards appointed by their shareholders.

The HGDC Board appoints the General Manager who has a management team that reports directly to him/her. Hides Gas Development Company Ltd has offices based in Para, Hides Gasfield and Port Moresby.

The current HGDC Board of Directors

Tuguyawini Libe Parindali Chairman
Patrick Dabugo Director
Simon Denny Director
Max Mapira Director
James Wandiago Gau Director
Dickson Ango Director
Tony Lambiawi Director
Urubu Andawi Director
Ega Yale Director
Morris Haia Director
Hamule Ngiame Director
Peter Mondoro Director
Alfred Olonogo Director
James Piyabe Director
James Andy Director
 Vision Statement

“A commercially diverse company group founded on services to the oil and gas industry, providing economic and social benefits for churches, shareholders and the communities we operate in..”

Mission Statement

“Sustainable growth through building skills, developing professional operations and delivering tangible value to customers, shareholders and communities…”

Based on these Vision and Mission, HGDG is committed to secure best business agreements for and on behalf of our shareholders in all the PNG LNG Project upstream licence areas.

We will achieve our Vision and Mission by building a strong landowner company that will be involved in;

  • A STRONG partnership with the PNG LNG Project developer and partners
  • PROMOTING unity among our diverse shareholders
  • PAYMENT of regular dividends to our shareholders
  • REGULARLY informing our stakeholders of company matters
  • ENSURING our staff are competent to do their work
  • PROVIDING our staff and shareholders with educational opportunities, and
  • CONTROLING spending and maximising income for our company

Above all, HGDC is fully committed to negotiate the best  deals on behalf of our shareholders and the landowners in Benaria Pipeline, Angore PDL-8, Juha PDL-9, Hides PDL-7, Hides PDL-1, Kobalu Camp and Komo Airport.

Interest Participants

Participating interests are affiliates of ExxonMobil (including ExxonMobil PNG  Ltd as operator, 33.2 percent), Oil Search Ltd (29.0 percent), National Petroleum Company Papua New Guinea (16.6 percent), Santos Ltd (13.5 percent), JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration (4.7 percent), Mineral Resources Development Company Ltd (PNG Landowners, 2.8 percent) and Petromin PNG Holdings Ltd (0.2 percent).

A Culture of Respect

As a PNG employer of choice, Hides Gas Development Company Ltd values the cultural differences of the communities we operate in and those of our employees. We have a strong commitment to develop the full potential of our workforce.

HGDC is an equal opportunity employer that treats all our employees with dignity and respect. We employ talented and committed individuals from diverse backgrounds who reflect the communities in which we operate.

HGDC has a strong commitment to promote opportunities for every Papua New Guinean, both women and men. Our existing workforce comprises men and women from all parts of Papua New Guinea both skilled and unskilled. We encourage our workforce to be engaged with all aspects of HGDC’s business and encourage women to actively participate across all levels of our business.

Employment Opportunities

Hides Gas Development Company Limited offers you a unique opportunity to participate in the development of Papua New Guinea’s first Liquefied Natural Gas Project in one of the most challenging environments of the country.

We have 3000+ people registered in our books, engaged with the PNG LNG Project developer ExxonMobil PNG Limited and other International Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors. Our employees are working hard to make a difference, learn new skills and personally advance their careers.

As the PNG LNG Project ramps up, talented and innovative people are required in various areas of the Project. HGDC is looking to recruit men and women that are either university graduates, trade qualified, skilled and semi-skilled. We are constantly seeking people with fresh ideas and a passion to live and work in a challenging environment.

HGDC cares about its employees and this is reflected in our commitment to maintain a safe environment where no one gets hurt. 

Our duty of care also extends to the communities that we operate in and we have a strong and vibrant relationship with all levels of  Government, businesses, people and their cultures.

We believe that through respect we can all work together to create a safe and sustainable future for all of us.

If you want to join a team of people who are all for making a difference then join us now. Follow the link below and see positions currently available

Click Here to see the full list of vacancies

Interested applicants can fill out the application form below, attach your supporting documents and hit the “submit” button. We thank you for your interest in HGDC and only shortlisted applicants will be called in for an interview.

Hides Gas Development Company Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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