Our Social Responsibilities
In addition to our direct business investments, and our contribution to local and national economies through the payment of taxes and levies to the various government tiers, our contribution towards the development of our host communities through various joint ventures, is worthy of note.
OML 40 historically suffered significant community issues and security threats under the operatorship of the SPDC JV, since taking over the asset, we have successfully diffused the unrest in the community to allow peaceful operational activities.
We have achieved:
-Good symbiotic relationships with the communities
-Community empowerment through local service contracts
-Embarked on several sustainable community projects
-Building of a community hospital, jetty, concrete walkway, portable water boreholes etc.
COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE
We organized a robust health care needs assessment at Opuama, Tsekelewu, & Gbetiokun to evaluate requirements for a planned medical outreach program for the benefit of the people of our host communities.
Community contracts covering barging operations, dredging of well locations and access routes: flowline replacement; supply of marine spread (tug boats, barges, boats amongst others): waste management and disposal services, fumigation services: pipeline surveillance, maintenance of mooring facility: potable water supply, and PMS & AGO supply.
We have recorded and maintained zero LTI from community restiveness resulting from a plethora of scheduled and informal consistent engagements with the host communities.
We are adding value to the local economy of our host communities by creating about 200+ direct and indirect jobs through various Facilities and Drilling Activities on our assets.
OPUAMA COMMUNITY ELECTRIFICATION
This project is a corporate social responsibility and gas utilization/flare-out initiative. It was developed based on integrated power requirements for field operations and host communities.
The feasibility study was carried out in 2017 with the following findings:
i. Centralized gas-powered generation unit situated near the Flow station
ii. Host communities will be powered via surface power transmission line from the central power plant
i. Two 1.0 MVA gas generators and one 350 KVA diesel ‘black-start’ generator
ii. 15 to 20 km of transmission lines between flow station and the communities