ESF Consultants undertook Environmental and social Impact Assessment, stakeholder communication strategy and incident and accident reporting for offshore 2-D Seismic Survey Kenya blocks L-05, L-07, L-12, L-11A, L-11B.
The survey was conducted only in water that is 200m deep or greater. Most of the survey will be conducted in waters between 1,000 and 3,000m deep. The seismic survey was to collect up to 5,000km of two-dimensional (2-D) geophysical data (not more than 1,000km in each of the five blocks).
In 2012, the firm carried out an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the proposed Seismic Survey and initial Drilling program to explore for hydrocarbons resources on Block L-08 and L-09 off the central coast of Kenya for Apache Corporation (USA). The studies analyzed the socio-economic and ecological baseline conditions to predict impacts based on the project’s proposed activities and extensive stakeholder consultation, in order to develop mitigation measures and risk management programs. The risk management programs for the project included developing and implementing a stakeholder communication strategy for the proposed activities as well as a Grievance Redress Management System.