In April 2014, Tullow Kenya hosted National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) representatives on an oil and gas field orientation trip, visiting sites where exploration and appraisal activity is underway.
NEMA is the government body responsible for reviewing and approving Tullow’s Environmental Social Impact Assessments, accompanying baseline studies and corresponding management plans. Given the nascent state of Kenya’s oil and gas industry, Tullow and its partner have a responsibility to help NEMA understand the industry’s activities, and its potential environmental and social impacts, in detail.
In April 2014, Tullow Kenya hosted NEMA representatives on an oil and gas field orientation trip, visiting sites where exploration and appraisal activity is underway. The delegation visited our seismic and drilling operations, taking in the PR Marriott rig at Ngamia 4 as well as the global geophysics 3D seismic operations within Turkana’s Lokichar Basin.
Following the field visit, a workshop was run with key members of NEMA’s environmental assessment, compliance and enforcement teams. The workshop provided an overview of the Lokichar basin development; pipeline development and terminal development ESIA studies.