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  • Awareness briefing

    Making the connection: oil and gas management of natural resources (interactive PDF)

    May 2013

    This product highlights the interface between the management of biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) and water issues throughout upstream onshore oil and gas operations, and outlines the key management steps for identifying and assessing both dependencies and potential impacts of operations on BES, and water risks. HSE professionals, managers and practitioners can click through each stage of the management cycle to understand the IPIECA approach whilst also discovering the IPIECA tools and products that are available to help manage BES and water issues effectively.  

  • Fact sheet

    Marine Geospatial Bibliography

    May 2013

    The MGB is a free online tool developed to centralise reports, papers and environmental research on oil and gas activities in marine environments. The MGB makes such information easy to find, search and summarise, and each resource is geospatially referenced. IPIECA invites you to search for information through the map or search fields, or to help us extend our bibliography by submitting a resource. The IPIECA Marine Geospatial Bibliography (MGB) is available at: mgb.ipieca.org

  • Awareness briefing

    The expanding role of natural gas. Comparing life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions

    May 2013

    Natural gas is experiencing a period of strong growth. Significantly increased resource estimates, and improvements in production and transport technologies have led to an expanding role in energy supply, particularly in important demand sectors such as electricity generation. This briefing explores the resource in a climate change context, the revised base estimates, its greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint compared to other energy sources, and projected demands from different sectors.

  • Awareness briefing

    2012 Annual Review

    April 2013

    This publication highlights IPIECA's accomplishments during 2012.

  • Good practice

  • Good practice

    Vector-borne disease management programmes

    March 2013

    This guide is aimed at health, safety and environment practitioners, as well as medical personnel and health risks managers working for the oil and gas industry. It is especially relevant for managers and supervisors located in, or responsible for, personnel working in areas where vector-borne diseases (VBDs) are endemic. It outlines the importance of vector-borne diseases, including malaria, and their potential impact on operations, and provides guidance on the design of appropriate vector-borne disease management programmes (VBDMPs).

  • Good practice

    Performance indicators for fatigue risk management systems

    March 2013

    This IPIECA-OGP Health Committee publication provides an approach to developing performance indicators for a fatigue risk management system (FRMS). Historically, the risk associated with fatigue was largely managed by limiting the number of hours worked. However, there is increasing understanding that hours-of-service limits by themselves may not achieve the objective of managing risk from fatigue. This, together with the restrictive impact on operations, has led industry and regulators to move away from using rules based solely on hours of work, and instead adopt a more comprehensive style of fatigue risk management using fatigue risk management systems (FRMS). This document contains proposals for possible performance indicators that could be used to monitor the effectiveness of an FRMS.

  • Awareness briefing

    Saving energy in the oil and gas industry (2013)

    February 2013

    This informative document was developed primarily for external stakeholders. It outlines why it is important for the oil and gas industry to save energy and describes key actions being taken, including: improving efficiency of operations along the supply chain and eliminating unnecessary waste; examples of energy management systems; the use of benchmarking tools; management practices; communication and awareness; reductions in flaring and venting, and energy improvement projects and new technologies.  

  • Case study

    Collaborating to improve reforestation and reclamation of boreal forests: OSLI case study

    February 2013

    This case study is about the Oil Sands Leadership Initiative (OSLI), a collaboration of oil sands developers in Canada who undertook to demonstrate enhanced environmental performance, using on-the-ground initiatives to reduce impacts on biodiversity in the boreal forests of the oil sands region.  Specifically, the OSLI began an initiative addressing disturbed sites, with the objective of accelerating reforestation; this has become known as the Faster Forests program.  

  • Good practice

    Oil spill responder health and safety

    February 2013

    When an oil spill occurs, the issue of Health and Safety is of critical concern, and should form the cornerstone of all oil spill preparatory measures. This task is made especially difficult during a spill, because of the vast array of tasks - each with their own Health and Safety issues, and often in conflict with each other - that need to be analysed and prioritized. This document provides a broad based guide which focuses on the practical and technical considerations during oil spill planning and response operations, including: management of health and safety, risk assessment, physical and chemical safety issues during response operations, and volunteer management.