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  • 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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    Petroleum refinery waste management and minimization.

    September 2014

    Optimized, effective waste management is integral to petroleum refinery operations. It helps minimize risk to both people and the environment, enhances resource utilization, and reduces costs. This document provides a comprehensive and practical guide to refinery waste management, detailing waste types, waste characterization, and key management processes and technologies. It is mainly designed to offer help to countries with less or no regulatory oversight and guidance in managing the refinery waste and also to improve the existing waste management processes of refineries.

  • Awareness briefing

    Health and safety performance indicators - 2013 data

    August 2014

    In 2007 the OGP-IPIECA Health Committee published Health Performance Indicators – a guide for the oil and gas industry. The principles described in that report were used to develop two tools: the first indicated the extent of health management of 8 areas across each participating company globally; the second allowed for in-depth analysis at site and corporate level. The results provided were first published in October 2012 presenting data from 2008-2011. During 2013, IPIECA and OGP collected the data and responses from 29 participating companies to develop the 2013 Health Performance Indicators report. This report provides an indication of the health management performance for each company and helps to identify weak areas and areas for improvement.

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    Incident management system (IMS)

    August 2014

    An effective incident management requires the ability to establish command and control—i.e. to move the management of the response from the initial reactive mode to one where the scope of the incident is understood, appropriate response actions are being taken in alignment with response strategies, and where the outcome of the incident is being driven by a clear set of objectives to protect people and the environment. This document introduces the common elements of an IMS to stakeholders who may be called upon to work together to provide specific expertise, assistance or response resources during an emergency incident.