Message 11 SOCO ends Seismic in Virunga: Fear Prevails

Following the agreement made between SOCO International and WWF on June 10th to cease all operations of oil exploration in Virunga National Park, on the 21st of June a ceremony was held in Nyakakoma marking the closing of the seismic operations conducted by the oil company  in North Kivu. Different personalities were present during this… Read More

Adverse Environmental Effects of Seismic Surveys: Virunga Hippos, Fisheries…Illegal

For offshore exploration, the oil and gas industry typically relies on arrays of airguns, which are towed behind ships and release intense impulses of compressed air into the water about once every 10 to 12 seconds. Although most of the energy from these acoustic “shots” is intended to search downward for evidence of oil and… Read More