Petroleum companies crossing new threshold in community relations

MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE Community relations Robert Wasserstrom, Susan Reider Terra Group Inc. Houston An appraisal well in Peru's Camisea fields area is shown drilling ahead this year for operator Shell Prospecting & Development (Peru) BV. Shell Peru is one of the companies implementing innovations in community relations initiatives while undertaking exploration and development work in the Amazon basin. Shell treats such wells in the Amazon as if they were offshore projects, using helirigs instead of roads for equipment delivery, minimizing and handling all waste onsite, striving for near-zero impact to the environment, et al. Photo courtesy of Shell. ...

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