ESDD aimed at providing an independent and objective evaluation of Dana Gas E & S policies and practices against the IFC standards and guidelines.
ESDD examined compliance with the Egyptian HSE legal requirements; IFC PSs; IFC General EHS Guidelines, and IFC EHS Guidelines for Onshore Oil and Gas Development.
ESDD entailed studying the West El-Manzala concession area, which included surveying its physical environment, ecology, and archaeological sites, as well as the social conditions and economic activities.
Study defined the sensitivities in the area through researching the agricultural activity; the residential and resort areas; the aquacultures/wetlands; the cemeteries and places of worship; the protectorate, and the archaeological sites.
Field inspection addressed the drilling rig sites, as part of the management review. Activities at the drilling sites included drilling, installation, transfer, and dismantling of rigs.
Based on the ESDD study, Dana Gas prepared an action plan according to the recommendations made by Environics to comply with the stipulated requirements.