We work closely with our stakeholders to understand their concerns and identify how to address them. We aim to avoid or reduce any adverse impacts and to manage those impacts that may be unavoidable.

Engaging with stakeholders from different backgrounds can be a challenging process. Various communication tools and a strategy is required to ensure all stakeholders are frequently consulted and their concerns and needs are included in the decision making process of project activities. MPRL E&P acknowledges the importance of engagement and buy-in from all of its stakeholders. A series of assessments and coordination meetings are periodically held to identify and prioritize concerns of stakeholders. To further facilitate this process, a grievance mechanism process has been successfully implemented in Mann field. The multi-stakeholder approach to managing community concerns has resulted in a 98% satisfactory rate with regard to how grievances are addressed and resolved.

Who are our stakeholders?

There are a number of stakeholders that influence and have an interest in our operations. Our stakeholders include local communities, non-governmental organizations, business partners, employees, governments, regulators, investors, and the media. As a result, stakeholders are prioritized determining the level of engagement required.

Stakeholder Engagement Methods
Employees
  • Yangon Based
  • Mann Field Based
Internal communication and publications
Surveys and other feedback mechanisms
Monthly coordination meetings
Government
  • Ministry of Electricity and Energy
  • MOGE
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
  • Regional Government
  • District/Local Authority
Direct meetings
Quarterly workshops and roundtable discussions
Key national events
Participation in government initiatives
Surveys and other feedback mechanisms
Monthly coordination meetings
Monthly training and information sessions
Host Communities
  • Mann field
  • Block IOR-6 / IOR-4
  • Block A-6
Community investment initiatives
Community based volunteers
Assessments and surveys
Monthly grievance updates and information sessions
Monthly training and information sessions
Focus group discussions
Feedback and grievance process
Events
Publications
NGOs, Civil Society, and Development Institutes
  • MCRB
  • MATA
  • Yangon Technological University
  • MEITI
Publications
Events
Workshops and roundtable discussions
MEITI Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG)
United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
Pwint Thit Sa Initiative
Please refer to Table 1: Overview of stakeholders influencing or having an interest in MPRL E&P’s operations

1. Government
We do not participate in party politics, or make payments to political parties or individual politicians. We engage with government representatives to provide progress updates on our operations as well as share our experience to help governments develop policy and legislation. For example, we have worked extensively with MOGE and District Authorities to share our experience of grievance mechanisms. In addition, proactively participate in discussions with MONREC to help shape and influence the EIA Guidelines.

2. Business Partners
We currently have a joint venture arrangement with Woodside Myanmar and Total Myanmar for block A-6. Engaging effectively with these stakeholders ensures our interests are aligned.

3. Host Communities
These communities live in close proximity to our field and can be directly affected by our operations. As a result, engagement is necessary to obtain a social license to operate. We strive to building relationships with communities where we operate to make sure we manage our operations in a way that is consistent with community expectations. For example we work with community volunteers to engage with farmers and fisherman within Mann field.