Traditional Owner Engagement
No petroleum activity can be conducted on the Company’s licences and permits without the involvement and consent of the Traditional Owners of the areas, and Buru has never accessed an area without this consent.
A number of Nyikina Mangala, Yawuru and Warrwa Aboriginal employees work at the Ungani Oilfield operations and support our Kimberley operations more generally. The Company continues to comply with the relevant Ungani Traditional Owner agreements it has negotiated with appropriate Native Title Holders and is meeting its targets for Aboriginal employment. Buru also provides support for local Aboriginal ranger groups for key areas in which it operates and gives preference to contracting local Kimberley Aboriginal businesses to provide services subject to a competitive tender and selection process. Further information is included in the Company’s Sustainability Report for the year ended 31 December 2022.