Esso Highlands Ltd.
Focus was retained by Esso Highlands Ltd. to assist with their development of a world class liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG).
The PNG LNG Project is an integrated development that includes gas production and processing facilities, onshore and offshore pipelines and LNG plant facilities. The project construction phase is expected to last from 2010 to 2014. Focus is using its expertise in land access, resettlement, stakeholder engagement, indigenous people and community affairs to work with the client, PNG governments and local community on plans to address the project’s social impacts. Specific areas of involvement are involuntary resettlement and relocation, grievance management and land access.
Specifically, Focus is providing consulting services to Esso’s Social, Economic, Land and Community Affairs (SELCA) organization. We are using our knowledge of PNG culture, government regulations and international standards (IFC, Equator Principles) to develop the following plans and manuals:
- Stakeholder Engagement Plan
- Resettlement Action Plan
- Indigenous People’s Development Plan
- Regulatory Land & Community Affairs Report for Department of Petroleum & Energy
- Land Access Compensation Manual