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Title: Sustainable development of oil sands and host communities: preliminary system dynamics assessment
Authors: Falebita, Oluwabunmi Aboseoe
Koul, Saroj
Jindal Global Business School
Keywords: Host Community,
Sustainable Development
Oil Sands
Local Environmental Governance
System Dynamics
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2015
Publisher: ToKnowPress
Citation: Aboseoe Falebita, Oluwabunmi and Koul, Saroj. Sustainable development of oil sands and host communities: preliminary system dynamics assessment. (2015). Technology Innovation and Industrial Management :2095-2109
Abstract: The global endowment of heavy oil and bitumen is vast, with recent estimates of approximately 2787.3 billion barrels (bbl) for deposits in place and 333.03 bbl for deposits recoverable. This resources are found in about 70 nations with the largest deposits located in Canada (Alberta), and Venezuela, others deposits in Africa include Nigeria, Angola, and The Democratic Republic of Congo.In Nigeria, the process for development of the Oil Sands (OS) resources located within a belt covering about 120 by 4-6 square kilometer area and extending through four states is gradually advancing with various policy formulation and decision-making activities ongoing. To attain a sustainable development of the OS, policy makers (decision makers) need to take into full consideration the local environmental governance perspective as represented by the host communities in which this resource is located. Since they will be the immediate recipients of the effects of development, appropriate policies that incorporate host community perspective need to be formulated. In this study, a logical framework for implementing sustainable OS and community was developed to capture interactions between local community, policy formulation process and OS development, from the three dimensions of sustainable development. This framework was then applied through System Dynamics methodology to identify cause-and-effect relationships and to project the trends of the identified indicators. A system dynamics model christened “POM-SOS-LC” was attempted to capture interactions between local community, policy formulation process and OS development by modeling OS development and policy formulation process where host community involvement is a major determinant. Future work on this validated model shall comprise simulation over a 50 years period from 2015 considering the four policy scenario options identified in this paper.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10739/790
ISSN: 2232-3309
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