This site is intended to serve as both a case study and a research tool. In its role as a case study the site provides general information on the social, cultural and economic situation in Chad, as well as thematic discussions on the effects of the Chad-Cameroon pipeline. As a research tool the site offers links to information on the various actors involved in the pipeline project. Additionally, links to a variety of organizational reports, news publications and bibliographical references are also provided.
Exxonmobil and the Chad/Cameroon Pipeline
Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Case Study
The Chad—Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project is a controversial project to develop the production capacity of oilfields near Doba in southern Chad , and to create a 1,kilometre mi pipeline to transport the oil to a floating storage and offloading vessel FSO , anchored off the coast of Cameroon , near the city of Kribi. It was largely funded by multilateral and bilateral credit financing provided by Western governments. The original consortium of oil companies involved in the pipeline project were Exxon , Royal Dutch Shell , and Elf Aquitaine. Negotiations started in , with Chad and a consortium of oil companies signing a year oil concession in the southern Chad region of Doba.
ExxonMobil and the ChadCameroon Pipeline HBS Case Analysis
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Maps of Chad and Cameroon provided by Mapquest, Despite much controversy, construction has already begun on a kilometer oil pipeline, that will connect the Doba oil fields of southern Chad to the Atlantic coast of Cameroon. Proponents of the plan claim that the pipeline will transform oil wealth into direct benefits for the poor, with only minor manageable environmental threats. However, critics have raised a number of valid concerns, especially those of human rights violations. The Project Information Document provided by the World Bank claims the project will reduce poverty by promoting the economic growth of Chad and Cameroon 3.