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  • Good practice

    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.

  • Good practice

    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.

  • Good practice

    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.

  • Good practice

    Review of water risk tools. Guidance document for the oil and gas industry.

    July 2014

    This guidance document provides a summary and explanation of several water risk tools, including the IPIECA Global Water Tool for Oil and Gas, a customised version of the WBCSD Global Water Tool, and the GEMI Local Water Tool™ for Oil and Gas. The guidance aims to provide companies with a better understanding of the potential applications of each tool, and help inform the selection of the most appropriate tools for a company’s business needs.

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    Management and remediation of sites in the petroleum industry. An IPIECA Good Practice Guide.

    July 2014

    The Guide is intended to support decision-making associated with the management of impacts to soil, groundwater and soil vapor, including the presence of Non Aqueous Phase Liquid (NAPL), addressing potential exposures and risks, investigation techniques and readily available technologies from which a site- specific assessment and/or corrective action plan can be developed. Overall the guide describes the: Process used to develop a Conceptual Site Model (CSM) to address potential sources, potential exposure pathways, and potential receptors. Data collection to support the CSM and identify imminent hazards. Process to identify potential risks and assess risk-based corrective action measures. Steps for implementing risk reduction measures and remedial actions. Actions to be taken to close-out the project.  

  • Good practice

    Oil spill exercises

    July 2014

    This document provides guidance on constructing an exercise programme that is suitable for meeting an organization’s or facility’s requirements in training for spills associated with oil exploration and production, oil transportation via land or water, or the operation of oil storage facilities and marine terminals. This guidance is aimed at those persons responsible for ensuring oil spill contingency plans are practised and verified and is linked and cross-referenced to the companion Good Practice Guide on oil spill training.