Capital Project Management

Environmental Impact Assessment/ Social Impact Assessment

PTTEP requires all projects (both domestic and international), regardless of local legislations, to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study before the commencement of the development and each operation phase. An EIA study, which is a formal process governed and regulated by government entities, is conducted to predict the potential positive and negative environmental impacts of a proposed project on the environment and local communities. For example, Thailand's local EIA governance body is under "The Environmental Impact Evaluation Bureau (EIEB)" of the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, where EIA studies are approved and authorized.

The EIA's primary objective is to ensure that both positive and negative potential impacts of a project are assessed and included in the planning and decision making stage where appropriate mitigation and monitoring measures are established to prevent, limit, or manage negative impacts that the project may cause.

In addition, PTTEP conducts the environmental, social and health impact assessment but only refers to these combined studies as the environmental impact assessment (EIA) study. The EIA also provides recommendations on how identified adverse impacts can be prevented, reduced or managed. Public consultation via surveys and public meetings also constitutes as a critical part in the environmental impact assessment where the views and concerns of local residents and other stakeholders are addressed. In 2018, PTTEP conducted 100% community engagement and consultation for 9 projects under production phase and 2 projects under exploration and development phase. The EIA studies for each project, both domestic and international, are published and available for public view upon request to "Regulating Agencies" of each country.

Approved EIA Studies (including SIA) are publicly available on the website of the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) of the Government of Thailand. Individuals interested in reviewing the final EIA/SIA can be accessed through the government website or can request a copy from PTTEP.

Nevertheless, EIA/SIA reports could be made available upon request from stakeholders. Please visit ONEP website for further information on PTTEP EIA/SIA reports.