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  • Good practice

    Annual Review 2014 - An extraordinary journey

    April 2015

    This publication highlights IPIECA’s accomplishments during 2014.

  • Good practice

    Dispersants: surface application

    April 2015

    Dispersant use can be an effective way of minimizing the overall ecological and socio-economic damage, by preventing oil from reaching coastal habitats and shorelines and enhancing the natural biodegradation processes that ultimately assimilate oil into the environment. What dispersants are and how they work when applied to oil slicks on the sea’s surface are described, including their capabilities and limitations. The need for regulation, the advantages of preplanning and advance authorization, operational procedures and monitoring during their use are highlighted.

  • Good practice

    Contingency planning for oil spills on water

    April 2015

    Oil spill contingency planning is the process of developing a suitable spill response capability that is in compliance with the local regulatory framework and commensurate with the oil spill risks of an organization or facility. This document provides guidance on the contingency planning process for potential oil spills in or on water following an accidental release of oil to a marine or aquatic environment, whether that be during the handling, transport, production or storage of oil products.

  • Awareness briefing

    Common Operating Picture

    April 2015

    This report provides recommended practice for GIS/mapping in support of oil spill response and for the use of GIS technology and geospatial information in forming a “Common Operating Picture” to support management of the response. A video is also available to accompany this resource.

  • Good practice

    Health Management contract guidelines for clients and contractors

    April 2015

    This guidance is an addendum to the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) existing HSE Management – guidelines for working together in a contract environment. And supplements the original report by providing a more robust and updated health management checklist. It assists clients/operators and contractors to agree on their respective responsibilities and tasks.

  • Awareness briefing

    IMO / IPIECA Global Initiative

    April 2015

    IPIECA and the International Maritime Organization (IMO), representing the interests of the oil and gas industry and government respectively, are working together with other partners as part of the Global Initiative (GI) to enhance oil spill preparedness and response capacity for marine spills at priority locations around the world. This updated brochure gives an overview of the GI programme and showcases some of the achievements of the GI regional groups.

  • Good practice

    Inland Response: Aquatic Environments

    February 2015

    This document presents an overview of inland oil spill response in aquatic environments (freshwater rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, wetlands and estuarine water bodies and their associated shores and banksides) identifying similarities to marine response and highlighting unique issues pertinent to inland spills. The document addresses the response phase of inland incidents, where actions are undertaken to ensure safety, minimize the immediate spread and threat of a spill and deploy techniques to clean-up spilled oil in aquatic environments. It does not address spills to terrestrial environments and the possible remediation actions which may be considered where oil has contaminated the ground.

  • Awareness briefing

    Modelling, prediction and metocean databases

    February 2015

    These two reports provide a review of available models and databases and provide recommendations for their use in oil spill response. The review has focused on hydrodynamic and atmospheric models and metocean databases. Further work on oil spill plume modelling was conducted by API. Report 1 is a "Review of models and metocean databases" whilst Report 2 is focused on "Validation of models and recommendations for their use in oil spill response".

  • Good practice

    Aerial observation of oil spills at sea

    February 2015

    This Good Practice Guide is based on the Aerial Observation of Oil Pollution at Sea Operational Guide developed by CEDRE, and provides guidance on the identification and observation of spilled oil at sea. The document explains the principles of aerial reconnaissance, as well as developing a mission profile and estimating oil types, thicknesses and quantities from the air. Guidance is provided on calculating drift and preparing pollution reports, as well as guiding response vessels from an observing aircraft.

  • Good practice

    Addressing uncertainty in oil and natural gas industry greenhouse gas inventories. Technical considerations and calculation methods.

    February 2015

    This joint IPIECA-API document is designed to provide a summary of technical considerations that are important for understanding and calculating greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventory uncertainty. It includes technical background and specific calculation methods to determine uncertainties with targeted measurements and emission factors, and to determine how to aggregate these individual terms to derive uncertainty ranges (as a pre-designated probability level) for entire GHG inventories at any given level. This document builds on a 2007 IPIECA/API workshop where the need to develop an understanding of the importance of the key factors that contribute to uncertainty was established, a pilot version was subsequently published in 2009 to allow for a broad review and implementation of guidance from various stakeholders. The comments received, lessons learned and new developments that have occurred in the area since then are incorporated in this document. Additional Information This document is a companion to the API Compendium of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Methodologies for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry (API, 2009).