Acorn International to Lead Environmental and Social Impact Studies for Uaru Project in Guyana

Acorn International, a worldwide environmental and risk management consultancy with offices in Boston and Houston, was selected, to perform an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and lead the public consultation program for the Uaru Project, the fifth offshore development project in Guyana of Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), an affiliate of ExxonMobil.

The proposed project, located in the eastern portion of the Stabroek Block, is approximately 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Georgetown. Production is planned to begin at the end of 2026-2027.

“Acorn International is proud that our team was selected to lead the EIA and public consultation program for the Uaru Project,” said President, Dean Slocum. “We look forward to bringing our team’s deep experience in initiating a robust public consultation program to build awareness of this important project and actively engage all parties who may be affected.”

The company has conducted EIAs and facilitated public consultation programs for many of the world’s largest energy related projects and companies, as well as global mining/resource projects and corporations. One of Acorn International’s many strengths is its ability to work in partnership with qualified host-country teams and provide structured tools and coordination to rapidly build capacity on-site. The company has become a leader in helping energy and mining industries deliver socially responsible solutions in the fast-moving energy transition to ensure their renewables, green energy and green metals development programs meet growing demands for a ‘just transition.’

ExxonMobil is firmly established in Guyana, operating an office in Georgetown, with numerous ongoing exploration and development operations offshore. ExxonMobil Guyana has made significant 25 discoveries since May 2015 and begun production in December 2019 from the Liza Phase 1 development.

ExxonMobil is the operator of the Stabroek, Canje and Kaieteur Blocks offshore Guyana.


About Acorn International

Acorn International is a professional and social and environmental risk management consultancy based in Boston and Houston with engagements worldwide. Acorn delivers the expertise, solutions, and assurance that global businesses, investors, and government agencies need to thrive in a just energy transition.

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