Oil Search reported strong H1 results underpinned by the continued optimisation of PNG LNG production. Higher realised prices and lower costs also contributed to a half year net profit of US$129 million. This was higher than the full year 2016 result and resulted in an increased dividend of US$0.04 per share. With PNG LNG continuing to perform above nameplate capacity 2017 production guidance has been upgraded. A strategic focus is LNG expansion and the partners (Oil Search ExxonMobil and Total) are aiming to present a development concept for the Elk Antelope and P'nyang fields to the PNG Government in Q4 2017. Resource capture to support expansion is ongoing with further appraisal planned at P'nyang South 2 (Q4 2017) and Murak 2 (early 2018).