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Community Engagement and Partnership for Successful E&P Operations in Bolivia

Relationships and engagement with communities in direct areas of influence is of paramount importance for successful exploration and production (E&P) operations. Since the beginning of operations in three major areas of Bolivia, a company has worked very closely with neighboring communities at all stages of design, planning, and implementation of projects and programs. The objective has always been the same: to improve the life quality of the society as a whole and be a partner with the communities.

Introduction

The company’s E&P operations are located in three areas of Bolivia—Naranjillos, Porvenir, and Ñupuco fields (Fig. 1).

The business units in each of these areas have developed and implemented a social-responsibility program that supports company business objectives and positively affects people, communities, and the environment. A program has been developed that achieves a balance between the E&P interests of the company business and the communities’ expectations and needs. It is carried out through alliances between the company and the communities located inside the areas of influence.

This article, written by Special Publications Editor Adam Wilson, contains highlights of paper SPE 190652, “Community Engagement, Commitments, and Partnership for Successful E&P Operations in Bolivia,” by Eva Calvimontes and Sergio Eduardo Ayala Sánchez, Vintage Petroleum Boliviana, and Krish Ravishankar, SPE, Occidental Petroleum, prepared for the 2018 SPE International Conference on Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility, Abu Dhabi, 16–18 April. The paper has not been peer reviewed.
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Community Engagement and Partnership for Successful E&P Operations in Bolivia

01 August 2018

Volume: 70 | Issue: 8

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