Familiarization Trips

GTE has several programs that let people see first-hand what the Company does to minimize the impact of its operations on the environment. One program is called Familiarization Trips (Fam Trips), which involves encouraging stakeholders to visit production sites and observe the Company’s practices, particularly with respect to operations and the environment. This program has proved to be effective in countering myths some people have regarding industry practices, by providing basic information about hydrocarbons, and by providing basic information on how oil operations work. Some visitors come from areas near current operations and some are from areas where GTE is planning to operate.

In 2023, Gran Tierra hosted FamTrips in the Middle Magdalena Valley and Putumayo regions. More than 80 individuals including local school teachers, volunteers from the Society of Petroleum Engineers and members of the Indigenous Cabildo Kiparadó Community, got a first-hand view of Company facilities at the Costayaco Forestry Centre, and the Costayaco and Acordionero operations facilities.

“This FamTrip activity carried out by Gran Tierra allows us to see first-hand the environmental efforts that they implement, such as the Costayaco Forestry Centre. These projects added to other projects such as PetrolCopa make us have greater gratitude and trust towards the Company.”
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