Uncommon Ground: Occidental's Land Access and Community Relations Standards and Practices in Quichua Communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Article from: TDM 2 (2004), in International Commercial Arbitration
Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation (Oxy) is a major U.S.-based producer of crude oil in Latin America. In Amazonia, the company has conducted exploration and production operations in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru. Operations in Ecuador's Amazon region, in an area known as 'Block 15', are the newest major project by the company; as a result, they incorporate Oxy's highest environmental standards. In the words of the company's Worldwide Environmental Manager, Clark Hull, 'for Oxy, Ecuador is the top.' Efforts to improve environmental practices and community relations in Block 15 ...