Kumul Petroleum Academy

Kumul Petroleum Academy

Kumul Petroleum Academy

Our Mission is to provide world class training and development for the oil and gas industry.

A mission to develop a skilled workforce

Kumul Petroleum Academy aims to fill the skills gap that exists throughout Papua New Guinea's work force in manufacturing; constructing and engineering trades; health and safety; with a live work environment training experience that focuses on reinforcing a behavioural safety culture and competence-based development.

A central hub for resource training

Kumul Petroleum Academy is not only used to train to vocational and trade level, but is also a central hub for existing resources and project personnel to train in areas such as company inductions and safety awareness training courses.

A world-class training facility

Kumul Petroleum Academy hosts a world-class facility with the addition of the Safe Live Processing Plant with the latest state-of-the-art centralised control room to provide a unique12 month hands-on skills training programme.

A Stand Alone Training Institution

Kumul Petroleum Academy operates under National Training Council (NTC) RTO 187. KPA is a City & Guilds Accredited Training Centre and currently runs Oil and Gas training programs for the industry in PNG and elsewhere. These are awarded the City & Guilds Technician Certificate. We are a trusted provider of training and have repeat customers for the Programs. These can be tailored to meet your own Company’s needs.


Kumul Petroleum Academy (KPA) represents something that Papua New Guinea (PNG) has never seen before and marks a paradigm shift in vocational / technical training, as the Academy is a training institution that links local industry directly with competency based vocational training in the South Pacific region.

It is a sophisticated, best-in-class training institute with a modern ethos for creating a ‘live work environment’. The Academy has a preparatory focus towards meaningful participation and contribution of trainee on the job as well as creating career platforms linked directly to sponsored trainee vacancies. This prepares a new generation of Papua New Guineans for skilled technical roles mainly in the oil & gas industry.

KPA is a subsidiary of Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (Kumul Petroleum) and that means, we share the vision of creating value and opportunity for all Papua New Guineans, with the mission to develop the national workforce at all levels and across a range of industries and demography; as a major national oil and gas corporation.


Exxon Mobil Scholarships for the year 2024 is advertised for its Batch 10 intake. EMPNG is one of the sponsorship partners of Kumul Petroleum Academy.


Exxon Mobil Sponsored eighteen more trainees for this year’s (2023) Exxon Mobil scholarship program. This Batch 8 trainees comprise thirteen males and five females, they will complete their twelve-month competency-based training program in the discipline of Instrumentation and Production Operations.


We live in unprecedented times. The global pandemic of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected us all and how institutions operate, KPA is no different. We are currently following COVID-19 Guidelines, as have many other institutions. As a result, the Academy has no events planned for the future