As an international oil and gas operator, we have a responsibility towards the communities where we operate. These responsibilities include aiding the development of the economic and social conditions of local communities.
In 2016 we focused on supporting maternal health initiatives, environmental projects and improving the local economic prospects of the communities near our operations in Indonesia and in Thailand.
When selecting projects, we adopt a collaborative approach, conducting varied stakeholder engagement and needs assessments in order to identify projects that most positively contribute to the requirements of the local communities in the long term, as well as the Company itself.
During 2016, 100% of Ophir’s Operations implemented local community engagement, impact assessments and/or development programs. Both of our Operated production facilities—Bualuang oil production offshore Thailand and Kerendan gas production in Indonesia— have implemented environmental and social management plans in accordance with their Environmental Social Impact Assessments.
In addition to our production operations, we conduct community engagement whenever we undertake exploration activities such as seismic acquisition or exploration drilling. In 2016, community engagement took place in West Papua, Indonesia in support of our Trepang offshore seismic acquisition project.