InterOil Corp is incorporated and domiciled in Canada and continued under the Business Corporations Act on August 24, 2007. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties in Papua New Guinea and its surrounding region. Its operations are organized into four business segments: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream and Corporate. Upstream segment explores, appraises and develops hydrocarbon structures in Papua New Guinea with a view to commercializing, monetizing and developing oil and gas structures through production facilities. Midstream segment produces refined petroleum products at Napa Napa in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea for the domestic market and for export markets. Downstream segment markets and distributes refined petroleum products domestically in Papua New Guinea on a wholesale and retail basis. Corporate segment provides support to the other business segments by engaging in business development and improvement activities and providing general and administrative services and management, undertakes financing and treasury activities, and is responsible for government affairs and investor relations. Corporate segment also manages Company's shipping business which operates two vessels transporting petroleum products within Papua New Guinea and South Pacific. The Company sells jet fuel, diesel and gasoline to domestic distributors in Papua New Guinea. The Company's main domestic customer is its Downstream distribution business segment, however the Company also distribute fuel products to Niugini Oil Company, Islands Petroleum, Exxon Mobil and Bige Petroleum. The Company's main competitor in the wholesale and retail distribution business in Papua New Guinea is ExxonMobil. The Company also competes with smaller local distributors of petroleum products. The Company is subject to an environmental law regime.
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