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Government review of field development plans

  • 12 Oct, 2020
  • 12:00 am

The field development plan (FDP) is one of the most critical decision points of the project lifecycle. In developing the FDP governments and companies share some common interests but are also guided by different objectives. This training provides participants with an understanding of the process of developing and approving FDPs, the factors from both the company and government perspective which influence the FDP, what should be included in a robust FDP and the mechanisms emerging producers can adopt to ensure regulatory oversight and increase the asset value. The remote course was delivered in 7 sessions over two weeks in October 2020. It aims to provide the essential components of the course that will be delivered in person at a later stage. Participating countries were: Sudan, Tanzania, Mozambique, Uganda, Ghana, Belize, Guyana, Suriname, Mauritania and Kenya. The full course material is available to all New Producers Group countries on the members platform.

As a follow up to the course, the New Producers Group team is working with six countries that participated in the October 2020 course to support the drafting of internal FDP review processes: Uganda, Ghana, Mauritania, Namibia, Suriname and Belize. The aim of these processes is to:

  1. Involve all the key agencies
  2. Clarify the roles of each agency at each step of the process
  3. Enable the agencies to engage the operators even before the FDP is submitted
  4. Provide opportunities for government agencies and the different technical disciplines to exchange information and forge a consensus-based approach.