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Tullow Oil Company Outlines responsible operation procedures

Tullow-OilTullow Oil is a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company. One major focus of the company is on finding and monetizing oil in Africa and the Atlantic Margins. Key activities include targeted exploration and appraisal, selective development projects and growing a low cost oil production base.

As part of measures to help the organization operate responsibly and avoid causing harm to the environment in which they operate, the company has outlined these key points. These are aimed at helping the company maintain it relevance in the host countries and ensure a sustainable business operation there. As a responsible operator, the company is committed to:

  • Managing the environmental and social impacts;
  • Not exploring for or exploiting oil in World Heritage Sites;
  • Keeping people and assets safe and secure;
  • Maintaining of asset integrity and being prepared for major emergencies;
  • Ensuring high standards are upheld throughout the supply chain;
  • Protecting the human rights of the communities we operate among; and
  • Providing two-way communication with people about the extent of our activities and how they might affect them.

In conclusion, it is prudent for Oil exploration companies to take into consideration the safety and security of people, assets and properties within their operation areas to prevent emergency outbreaks such as oil spillage or accidents that may claim lives. Tullows effort in outlining the responsible operating procedures is laudable and recommendable.

By: David Aduhene Tanoh–www.reportingoilandgas.com

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