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  • Good practice

    Human rights training tool - 3rd edition

    June 2014

    The Human Rights Training Tool (3rd edition) enables oil and gas companies to develop a better understanding of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and key human rights issues relevant for the industry. It reinforces company expectations and requirements related to human rights and introduces resources to help manage potential human rights issues. This edition also includes a dedicated module on labour issues, covering freedom of association and collective bargaining, child labour, forced labour, human trafficking, and elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. Additionally, it covers key considerations when engaging with suppliers on human rights and labour commitments.

  • Good practice

    Профиль IPIECA

    June 2014

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  • Awareness briefing

    Satellite Remote Sensing of Oil Pollution at Sea

    May 2014

    Satellite remote sensing is one of several technologies that form the surveillance strategy required for effective response to oil spills. The capabilities of the technology have developed significantly over the last two decades to the point where the technology is now meeting useful industry needs in terms of spatial and temporal sampling and timely response. Satellites can operate independently of weather, logistics, political or other ground or airspace conditions, and are particularly useful and cost effective for wide area synoptic coverage. The guide provides guidance on the strategic and operational role and application of satellite remote sensing within oil spill response. The guide covers how to set up a satellite remote sensing response team, the technology involved, the process of taking a satellite image request to decision-making information, and the challenges and future opportunities for satellite remote sensing within oil spill response.

  • Good practice

    Mercury management in petroleum refining

    May 2014

     Providing an overview of good practices and strategies, this practical document explores a range of key mercury management issues encompassing environmental controls, worker health and safety, process safety, product safety, waste management, and product stewardship.

  • Good practice

    Community Grievance Mechanisms toolbox

    May 2014

    This toolbox enables oil and gas companies to create, implement and raise awareness of Community Grievance Mechanisms (CGMs). Wherever oil and gas companies do business, engaging with affected communities and responding to their concerns is essential to operating successfully whilst ensuring respect for human rights. Processes that allow concerns to be raised and remedied—also known CGMs—are an important method of achieving this aim. The IPIECA CGM toolbox is based on the operational experiences of IPIECA member companies and is relevant for both companies who have existing CGM processes and those seeking to establish a CGM. More broadly, this toolbox encourages the implementation of the Access to Remedy pillar outlined in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.  

  • Awareness briefing

    Mutual Aid Indemnification and Liability, including a template Emergency Personnel Secondment Agreement

    April 2014

    In the event of a major incident, neighbouring companies may be asked to provide responders, oil spill response equipment and associated materials, either individually or as part of a mutual aid programme. In general, mutual aid plans are written to encompass the possibility that responders can move freely from unaffected to affected member companies in times of crisis management. Properly designed and executed, the arrangements should, at a minimum, provide assistance to the receiving company without compromising the protection of the individual or the donating company. It is accepted that arrangements will vary from country to country and region to region, and that local cultural factors will play a part in the exact arrangements that are put in place, however it is considered valuable to have a set of templates and guidelines that could be used to develop local arrangements and agreements. With the assistance of law firm CMS Cameron McKenna, and under the supervision of the OGP Legal Committee, a generic template on responder indemnification has been developed along with a template “Emergency Personnel Secondment Agreement” to assist in the drafting of local agreements.

  • Awareness briefing

    An assessment of surface surveillance capabilities for oil spill response using satellite remote sensing.

    April 2014

    This report provides an assessment of satellite surveillance for oil spill response and focuses on identifying capabilities and gaps associated with surveillance monitoring from satellites. The report focuses on the surveillance capabilities of satellites, considering both the intrinsic capabilities and the practical and operational capabilities of sensors and relevant platforms for oil spill response. This report is linked to many of the recommendations from the API in their assessment of remote sensing for oil spill response. The API report provides recommendations in terms of how remote sensing is integrated into the overall OSR activity; how to involve remote sensing using a 5 step process in terms of teaming, key individual roles and links to specific applications within OSR, and how to select the most appropriate remote sensing technologies and platforms via an assessment of their strengths and weaknesses. This report does not address issues related to teaming and application to the broader OSR activity; instead, it focuses on some of the practical issues associated with satellite data availability. There is some overlap between the two reports in terms of providing information on intrinsic sensor capabilities, but the results of the two assessments are consistent. This report is therefore complementary to the API report on Remote Sensing in Support of Oil Spill Response.  

  • Good practice

    Oil spill waste minimization and management

    April 2014

    The response to an oil spill often results in the rapid generation and accumulation of large quantities of oily waste. Emulsified oil, oiled sand, gravel and entrained debris can increase the volume of waste to many times the volume of oil originally spilt. This waste often exceeds the capacity of the locally available waste management infrastructure. As a result, the management of response-related wastes can become the most time- demanding and costly aspect of an oil spill. This document sets out the principles involved in identifying and planning for management of the various waste streams listed above. Wastes from a variety of sources (offshore and onshore spills worldwide, upstream and downstream operations from oil exploration and production, processing, refining, transport and storage activities) are considered.

  • Good practice

    Annual Review 2013

    April 2014

    This publication highlights IPIECA's accomplishments during 2013.

  • Awareness briefing

    Capabilities and uses of sensor-equipped ocean vehicles for subsea and surface detection and tracking of oil spills

    March 2014

    This report evaluates a range of oil detection sensors and oceanographic vehicles and their overall compatibility for detecting and tracking oil in water. Oil detection sensors include in situ contact sensors that utilize either direct or indirect sensing methods and surface remote sensors that utilize either passive or active sensing methods. Oceanographic vehicles include autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs), and manned surface vessels.