CD Major Objectives
Improve the socio-economic level of the communities surrounding PDOC’s operation areas and recognize their rights and interests by complying with the applicable laws and regulations.
Petrodar is committed to undertake its social responsibility by developing a healthy, harmonious and safe working environment in the operation areas that will lead to create a good neighborhood with the local communities and will also allow for smooth operation. At end, this will facilitate achieving the company goals both at the company and national levels.
The said program is well designed, monitored and closely followed up by the Ministry of Petroleum (MOP) and the company Management to satisfy the spirit of the CPA agreement and meet the aspirations of the local communities and the society at large.
CD & Social Responsibility
A Moral Commitment
Community Development / Social Responsibility concepts and values are embedded in PDOC Vision / Mission / corporate Values/ strategies as follows:
Achieve nation building through adding value to the economy and society.
Contribute to society by achieving Excellence through Amanah and Teamwork.
PDOC addresses economical, social and environmental challenges leading to sustainable development of local areas.
Recognize valuable link between business and society.
Points of Law
Under Article 9.1.6 of the EPSA, the partners are obliged to pay yearly during the exploration period an amount of US Dollar 250,000 as contribution for social development. This amount has increased to USD 300,000 after the commercial production.
The above amounts are not recoverable cost under Article 9.4 of the EPSA.
The partners of blocks 3&7 are regularly paying those contributions. The amount paid by the partners of blocks 3&7 are used by the Ministry Of Petroleum (MOP) for construction of CD Projects in the areas of oil activities. The (MOP) has established a special committee presided over by the Federal Minister himself to operate the social development funds paid by the oil companies and construct projects in the oil areas.Implementation Progress of CD Projects
1-1 In addition to the above payments the partners have constructed hospitals, clinics, dispensaries, schools, roads, bridges, water wells& tanks, power supply, and donated school and medicine supplies. The total amount of those projects/ donations has exceeded USD 96 million during the period (2002-2010).
1-2 The majority of the above mentioned projects have been constructed during the exploration period ever before exporting a single barrel of crude oil.
1-3 The above shows that the partners of blocks 3&7 have by large exceeded their contractual obligation under the ESPA for Community Development with annual expenditure average of USD12 million as opposed to USD 300,000 being the legal annual commitment.
Petrodar has recruited 722 permanent labors with a total cost of USD 3.4 million annually. There are also casual seasonal labors working with Petrodar and contractors on daily and monthly basis.
Environment protection programs with cost amounting to USD 4 million annually.
In 2004, (4) agricultural projects have been implemented in Malute, Palouge, Balgook and Al-Jammam with a total area of (600) Fedans.
Construction of 100 houses in Hoashiri Model Village at the Red Sea State near Bashayer-2 Marine Terminal.
As training of local labor is a strategic objective at PDOC, a training program for the local labor has been launched for both the technical and administrative fields to upgrade local labor skills and qualify them to assume positions in the company operations. The first two 2 batches of (138) casual labor trainees have completed a vocational training in Khartoum North Industrial area covering areas of plumbing , steel work , electrical fitting, etc . Qualified local citizens are usually recruited by PDOC in the appropriate available positions.
The table below summarizes the projects which have been implemented during the period 2002 – 2010.
CD Projects Implemented (2002-2010)