Talisman Grapples With Negative Publicity Over Its Oil Project In War-Torn Sudan

01/17/2000
Sometimes the biggest risk for an oil company operating in a high-risk area is the attendant fallout from negative publicity associated with that operation.That has proven to be the case for Calgary-based Talisman Energy Inc., which is operating a controversial oil field development and export project in war-torn southern Sudan.Jim Buckee, president and CEO of Talisman, in November 1999 led a group of North American market analysts and journalists on a tour of the oil field area where Talisman and partners operate, in a bid to stem a tide of criticism against the company. The exercise in risk-management and damage-control staged in mid-November was an important public relations effort in...
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