Camisea Case Study: Working With Environmental Concern

Local participation in the EIA takes place in the Segakiato Native Community school building. Photo courtesy of SPDP and ERM. On July 16, 1998, Shell Prospecting and Development Peru issued an unexpected announcement. Alongside Mobil, its partner, SPDP was withdrawing from Camisea, Peru, after more than $250 million had been invested in exploration, appraisal drilling, and engineering design over the previous 2 years. Although these two oil giants could not reach an agreement with the Peruvian government, managers involved in the project believe that the work they carried out in the region set a benchmark for environmental practice. Business ethics are having a g...

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