Mitigating Impacts

At Repsol, we conduct our business with courtesy and respect and consider open and honest communication a core value across our operations. Maintaining the privilege of working with local communities is a top priority. We strive to mitigate any impact of our operations on the communities where we work and live, including responsible practices for road use and traffic, dust and noise, land rights and lease management. The Good Neighbour Program (GNP), our Operational Grievance Mechanism exemplify our commitments for managing the impacts from our activities. This is how we ensure that our employees and contractors are working towards a common goal of being a responsible and welcome neighbour.




Repsol selects routes that mitigate our impact on the communities in which we operate. In many communities, Repsol uses traffic routes determined by Road Use Agreements with county or municipal governments.

Repsol’s lease roads are monitored and maintained on an on-going basis. If our operations cause road damage, we are committed to repairing the damage in the most appropriate manner, such as adding gravel and/or grading.


All operations traffic adheres to the posted speed limit and speed will be reduced as required to accommodate driving conditions. When moving rigs or heavy equipment, Repsol will ensure:

  • Grading equipment is available to repair any damage caused by this activity.

  • Flag people are on-site in areas of reduced visibility to manage traffic.

  • Road signage is in place prior to a rig and/or heavy equipment move to alert drivers to industrial traffic.

  • When school bus traffic uses the same roads as our operations, all rig and frac truck convoy moves occur outside of school bus schedules.

Repsol works with the community to avoid large-scale moves during special community events and high traffic times.

We will coordinate one-way traffic on congested roads, where practical.

We will conduct regular safety meetings to review road safety with our contractors.

Repsol requires that vehicles used in every day well operations display their company name and license plate clearly.



Road safety and roads near local residences are a priority for our dust suppression measures. Repsol works hard to mitigate the effects of dust and addresses each concern on a case-by-case basis to arrive at the most effective solution, using measures consistent with local regulations.


Repsol adheres to noise monitoring guidelines as outlined by the Regulator.

All our facility buildings are insulated and comply with all regulatory requirements regarding external noise levels. When and where necessary, Repsol will work to mitigate facility noise for nearby residents through measures such as noise attenuated coolers and strategic placement of equipment at our locations.

Repsol will not use retarder/jake brakes within town limits or near residences.

Lease Maintenance

Repsol is committed to leaving our operations the same or cleaner than we found them. To achieve this goal, all lease sites and lease roads will be maintained and cleaned of litter throughout our operations. Our employees and contractors are committed to a litter-free work site.

All garbage will be tied down and secure in our trucks to help keep communities litter-free.

Landowners will determine whether a gate is left open or closed, and on-site signage will reinforce gate requirements.

At our lease sites, Repsol will assess existing weeds and vegetation annually and will undertake necessary weed control measures, in a timely manner, with landowner permission.

Related information


Land Rights

The identification of land tenure rights holders is governed by “The Land Titles Act”, which provides the legislative framework to register land related documents, both surface and mineral, that create, encumber, transfer and terminate legal rights in real property.


Security and Human Rights

In December 2013 we formally joined the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR), an international initiative that aims to ensure the security of our operations in high risk areas and conflict zones through work procedures that respect human rights.