Update of a study focusing on population dynamics in the area of the operating site El Difícil - Petróleos Sudamericanos

Mission:

In the framework of its transparency and sustainability strategy, Petróleos Sudamericanos (Petrosud) regularly assesses the dynamics of the populations who may be impacted by its activities, and communicates every 2 years the results of this monitoring exercise to the national authority for environmental licences (ANLA). Petrosud solicited Insuco in this context, in order to implement a study regarding population dynamics in the direct influence area of its operating site located in the municipality of Ariguaní.

Insuco consequently carried out a quantitative and qualitative study focusing on the evolutions observed on the dynamics of the concerned populations and their quality of life:

  • Design of a digital survey form and configuration of ONA platform to consolidate the data
  • Training of the surveyors, who were recruited locally, to implement the survey
  • Survey among more than 950 households
  • Focus group with the representatives of the community authorities, to analyse their perception of the evolutions observed during the last 7 years
Results:

The client received a comprehensive report, that includes:

  • The methodological aspects of the study (indicators, form, etc.), its results and our recommendations
  • Some actions to implement for the following steps of the monitoring-evaluation process