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Guide to Social Impact Assessment. In the Oil and Gas Industry Lee Zarnikau (ConocoPhillips). About the Guide. Outlines use of Social Impact Assessments (SIAs) in oil and gas industry Inform managers how to make best use of SIAs. Inside the Guide. Scope realistic & achievable

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Guide to social impact assessment

Guide toSocial Impact Assessment

In the Oil and Gas Industry

Lee Zarnikau (ConocoPhillips)


About the guide

About the Guide

  • Outlines use of Social Impact Assessments (SIAs) in oil and gas industry

  • Inform managers how to make best use of SIAs


Inside the guide

Inside the Guide


Sia key success factors

Scope realistic & achievable

Approach tailored to specific project conditions & constraints

Initiate early (project conception)

SIA output incorporated into project execution plan

Recognize sensitivities (i.e., analysis appearing critical of culture)

Management commitment at all levels across disciplines

Steering committee can be useful

SIA Key Success Factors


Sia key success factors cont d

SIA Key Success Factors, cont’d

  • Early and frequent internal communication on SIA objectives  coordination of involved disciplines

  • Local knowledge of social, political and cultural issues

  • Maximize use of participatory approaches

  • Involve operations personnel in consultation process

  • Identify and communicate vision and goals for social performance

  • Define social performance and contractor requirements


Sia benefits

For Business

Short and long-term risk management tool

Input into stakeholder engagement process design

Better estimating and optimization of socio-economic costs

Defining socio-economic considerations for inclusion into tender documents

Meet financial / aid institution requirements

For Communities

Avenue to express views to company

Identify opportunities for economic development

Contribution to local capacity building

Infrastructure

Skills

Support for traditional industries

Protection of cultural resources

Inclusion of communities

SIA Benefits


Integrating the sia

Integrating the SIA


Sia process

SIA Process

Design and Engineer

Construction / Operations /

Abandonment

Project Conception

Review

Modeling

Project

Information

Scoping

Planning

Impact

Assessment

Disseminate

Findings

Risk

Mitigation

Benefit

Enhancement

Implementation

Monitoring

Legislation

Socio-

economic

Context

Significance

Criteria

Stakeholder Engagement


Discussion questions

Discussion Questions

  • How do you encourage full-issue impact assessments when the regulatory drivers aren’t there?

  • How do you get the findings of the impact assessment off the shelf?

  • What lessons have you learned about coordinating SIA and stakeholder engagement? How do you manage community expectations during those efforts?

  • When do you use local vs international contractors to conduct the impact assessment? Any lessons learned?


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