Assessing our impacts
At the beginning of every project we commission an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA). The purpose of this is to provide information to ourselves, partners, regulators, the public and other stakeholders to aid the project decision-making process and help inform whether a project should go ahead and how project plans should be developed.
ESIAs are standard practice for Tullow, and in Ghana they are mandatory for oil and gas field development and must be presented to the general public for scrutiny prior to final government approval.
The Jubilee ESIA covered all activities necessary for Jubilee Phase 1 Development and culminated in a series of public hearings, including a national public hearing in the capital, Accra, the first of its kind in Ghana.
“This was a detailed assessment, which set an excellent standard for both an ESIA process and stakeholder engagement.”
Group EHS Manager