Cordaid / RTENN (2016),Informing local communities, civil society and local government about oil & gas.A practical guide on Technical aspects, February 2016.
In the guide
The practical guide covers basic technical aspects of the petroleum industry; mainly the upstream sector, with a general overview of downstream activities. It provides a brief introduction to oil and gas formation and how oil companies get permission to carry out activities. This is followed by how companies search for oil and gas; carry out development, get the oil out of the ground and terminate the project. Finally, the impact of the industry on the environment is described, with a specific focus on the common challenges encountered by local communities living within oil-producing regions.
The guide is specifically designed for facilitators and trainers wanting to raise awareness of local communities in oil and gas producing regions. Relevant activities are described from a non-technical point of view. Safety aspects are clearly highlighted in the form of “cautions”. The material is presented in simple language and is accompanied by illustrations.