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  • Good practice

    Community grievance mechanisms in the oil and gas industry. A manual for implementing operational-level grievance mechanisms and designing corporate frameworks

    January 2015

    This manual provides practical step-by-step guidance on how to plan and implement operational-level community grievance mechanisms (CGMs) and how to design and to manage corporate CGM frameworks. It draws on the practical experiences of seven pilot projects conducted by IPIECA member companies as well as the shared learning from other IPIECA members and stakeholders. Presented in three main sections and subdivided into ‘modules’, the manual can be read in full or in parts of specific interest to users. Step-by-step overviews are provided throughout, together with practical advice for those implementing or managing CGMs. Also included is an Annex with a broad range of practical CGM tools. Overall, the Manual reflects the industry’s positive response to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), which promote the use, value and power of effective CGMs in facilitating access to remedy.

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    Tiered preparedness and response

    January 2015

    Tiered Preparedness and Response is recognised as the basis on which to establish a robust oil spill preparedness and response framework. The established three tiered structure allows the planner to describe how an effective response to any oil spill will be provided; from small operational spillages to a worst case release at sea or on land. Using a newly-developed system which identifies fifteen response planning categories, the structure provides a mechanism for the planner to identify how individual elements of capability will be cascaded into the theatre of response operations.

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    At-Sea Containment and Recovery

    December 2014

    At sea containment and recovery is the controlled encounter and collection of oil from the water’s surface. Equipment is used to corral and concentrate the spilled oil (using floating barriers or booms) on the sea surface into a suitable surface thickness, allowing for mechanical removal. This document explains how effective containment and recovery can reduce the impact to on-water sensitivities such as seabirds, fish and mammals; reduce the impact on shoreline sensitivities by removing floating oil at sea; reduce the complexity and duration of a shoreline response, and reduce the volume of waste generated by a response. The document explores the reasons why at-sea containment and recovery sometimes fails, and the circumstances under which it can and cannot be considered.

  • Awareness briefing

    Regulatory approval of dispersant products and authorization for their use

    December 2014

    This report provides an overview of the principles of regulations concerning dispersants and their use. The basis of the primary legislation, of which dispersant regulations are subsidiary instruments, varies from country to country and therefore no specific recommendations or requirements about the legal implementation of dispersant regulations is given. It is the right and responsibility of national authorities to introduce regulations about dispersants as they see fit. This report provides a background, and the relevant information and good practice, to assist countries that are currently without dispersant regulations to develop them, should they wish to do so. This report is aimed at national regulators and their advisors, and oil industry personnel involved with oil spill response who may interact with these national regulators and advisors. The purpose of the report is to establish a common understanding of what is required for effective regulation of dispersants and their use, and to provide guidance on how this may be accomplished.

  • Awareness briefing

    Capabilities and uses of sensor and video - equipped waterborne surveillance-ROVs for subsea detection and tracking of oil spills.

    December 2014

    This report provides a summary and analysis of the current ROV fleet assets currently available to the market and provides a follow-up evaluation of the current sensors available for monitoring hydrocarbons, including video cameras. This document builds upon the Battelle report to cover ROVs and Video Based Surveillance Systems.

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    Managing Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (BES) issues along the asset lifecycle in any environment: 10 Tips for Success in the Oil and Gas Industry

    November 2014

    IPIECA and OGP have relaunched Managing Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (BES) issues along the asset lifecycle in any environment: 10 tips forsuccess in the oil and gas industry. Originally published in 2010, the tips provide high level guidance on managing BES in the oil and gas industry. Each tip is supported by resources, many of which are IPIECA/OGP documents. The key updates in the new version include: Full integration of Ecosystem Services management into the tips. An updated list of resources associated with each tip based on new and relevant publications in this area, such as those produced by the Cross-Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI). Starting with ‘Begin yesterday’ and ending with ‘Monitor, adapt and improve’, the tips provide relevant advice along every stage of the asset lifecycle.

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    Efficiency in water use. Guidance document for the upstream onshore oil and gas industry.

    October 2014

    The guidance presents a systematic process for the onshore oil and gas industry to identify and assess potential measures to improve water efficiency via incorporating the principles of water stewardship, integrating water resource management and risk assessment throughout the life of an operation. This guidance is applicable to both new and existing operations and uses case studies to provide practical examples. The document forms an integral part of IPIECA’s Water Management Framework and complements the Identifying and assessing water sources document which was launched earlier in 2014.

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    Oiled Wildlife Preparedness and Response

    October 2014

    The document provides an overview of the key concepts and solutions in oiled wildlife response preparedness, and explains how a higher level of integrated preparedness can be achieved. This document distils the knowledge and experience gained over many years of responding to spills of crude and fuel oils over several decades and many of the same techniques, policies and operating procedures can be applied to spills of other chemicals that are transported by ship, train or pipeline and that may affect wild animals. This document will therefore also be of value to planners tasked with preparing for events involving those products, and may also be used as a primer for personnel whose job it is to develop the oiled wildlife preparedness plans of their company or country and who have only a passing knowledge of wildlife response.

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    Assessing risks from operator fatigue

    October 2014

    This document provides guidance to operating companies, contractors and service companies on assessing risks of employees’ fatigue in the oil and gas industry. It sets out and illustrates a structured approach to performing a fatigue risk assessment and provides guidance on determining whether the assessed level of fatigue can be considered acceptable in different situations. A method of documenting and reporting an assessed level of fatigue risk is proposed, that could potentially be used to support cross-industry benchmarking.

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