If your enquiry is about Virunga National Park, please read the current status before sending your enquiry.
SOCO has committed that, in the absence of an agreement between the DRC and UNESCO, SOCO will not progress its operations in Virunga National Park beyond its existing operational programme of work. The Company has committed also not to conduct any operations in any other World Heritage site. (Read full announcement)
SOCO confirms there are no plans for drilling and that no drilling commitment had ever been made in relation to Virunga.
It is emphasised that Block V is not located within the mountainous Mikeno Sector, home to the famous Mountain Gorillas. SOCO has also stated it will never seek to have operations in the Mountain Gorilla habitat, the Virunga Volcanoes or the Virunga equatorial rainforest.