Block 57 and the Sustainable Coexistence project

General view of the Sagari landscape.

The "Sustainable Coexistence" project is being carried out in Block 57. Repsol is the operator of this block, located in the Amazonian region of Cusco, Peru, where the native community of Nuevo Mundo is located. Repsol and the Nuevo Mundo Community, after an initial dispute and through a transparent and participatory dialogue process, reached an agreement in February 2017. The General Assembly of the Nuevo Mundo Community endorsed this agreement, prior to the end of the necessary activities for the development of the Sagari field and the Compression Plant. The agreement included aspects of interest in relation to local development projects, land use compensation and hiring of local labour.

The commitments were implemented on the basis of the Sustainable Coexistence Project, a social management model with a systematic approach to continuous improvement through the active participation of local stakeholders.

View of a landscape with green mountains and blue sky.

Tangible results

The "Sustainable Coexistence" project already has tangible results in the social performance at Lot 57 carried out in the diagnosis and change management process. This process involved all the company's functions, which has enabled compliance with all the agreements with the community, as well as creating an environment of dialogue that promotes good relations with the population and the sustainability of operations in Block 57.

In compliance with the commitments of the Agreement of February 27, 2017, the community of Nuevo Mundo has electricity, the improvement of the community's streets has been completed, and the foundations have been laid for the implementation of the Development Plan drawn up by the community through capacity building on issues of public management and negotiation for development, technical advice and support for initiatives prioritised by the community itself for productive projects, crafts, scholarships and projects agreed on with the local government.