SOCO starting seismic survey in Virunga before the findings of the EU-funded SEA?

This month’s article in Africa Intelligence “Virunga a hot issue”  reveals that it won’t be until November 2014 that the findings of the second phase of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), funded by the European Union, will be handed out to the  Ministry of Hydrocarbon in DR-Congo. The SEA will be used to inform DRC Government… Read More

AUG 4-8, 2012: SOCO assessing and valuating oil reserves in Virunga National Park

The DRC government gave SOCO International Plc, the oil company with the biggest participating interest in the oil blocks covering Virunga National Park, permission to assess and valuate the oil reserves in this Unesco World Heritage site in danger. The information provided by SOCO International will be used as part of the Strategic Environmental Assessment… Read More

MAY 16, 2012: Access or no access for SOCO to Virunga NP?

On Wednesday 16th of May, SOCO International, one of the two oil companies having participating interests in the oil concession block V covering a big part of the Virunga National Park, announced its Interim Management Statement relating to the period from 1 January 2012 to 15 May 2012. SOCO reports to have been engaging with… Read More