SERVICES FOR OIL, GAS AND MINING COMPANIES
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With exploration project experience of over 10 years, in over 20 countries around the world, Independent SP considers Exploration Community Relations (XCR) its core specialization.
EXPLORATION COMPANY IN-FIELD TRAINING AND/OR FIELD SUPPORT
In situations where an SP or CR team does not yet exist or they require further experience or guidance, Independent SP is able to provide:
- Social Performance and Community Relations training
- A short-term bridging solution for a specific task (i.e. develop a project-specific consultation plan)
- Support for the duration of a project stage
SP / CR AUDITS, REVIEWS, EVALUATIONS
Often there is an internal or external requirement to conduct an SP/CR review, audit, value assurance, or evaluation as exploration projects progress through the pipeline. Jordon has experience being a part of or leading:
- SP Reviews
- SP Audits
- Value Assurance Reviews (VAR)
- Community Relations/Social Performance team capacity assessments
FRONTIER / NEW COUNTRY ENTRY SOCIAL RISK ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGY SUPPORT
Jordon has an established track record of supporting exploration projects in geographically remote frontier contexts and for companies facing a new country entry in the Arctic, Africa, Eurasia and Latin America.
SP / CR TEAM PEER ASSIST
Sometimes teams don’t need managing or training, they just need an assist. Based on a Peer Assist methodology Jordon piloted at Shell, and later significantly refined in the field, the SP Peer Assist is an opportunity to provide technical capacity a team while overseeing aspects the team implement all-the-while providing guidance as necessary. This methodology was originally developed for teams facing a sudden atypical high-pressure point in their community relations or for teams with low SP/CR experience that needed to quickly gain the necessary skills on-the-job in the field.
“Jordon has a clear gift for delivering complicated and detailed concepts in a manner that is clear to us in the field.”
– Exploration Geologist, Mining Company, Zambia
“Jordon’s involvement and his inclusion of the geology team have resulted in an excellent outcome; For the distinct perspectives and how to incorporate the feedback. “
– Exploration Community Liaison Officer, Mining Company, Peru
“Clearly the training and the insight it provided to exploration employees, who are the ones really out there interacting with communities has been a positive and great learning experience. I am sure it will prove to be a valuable investment for developing a sustainable relationship with the communities in which we operate. Jordon’s type of educational approach together with practical examples shows how if undertaken proactively and before exploration takes place can put exploration groups onto the front foot in developing sustainable relationships rather than being reactive and in damage control.”
– Vice-President Exploration Australia-Pacific, Mining Company – Australia