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  • Awareness briefing

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

    May 2014

    This report focuses on identifying capabilities and gaps associated with surveillance monitoring from aircraft, covering both surveillance platforms and sensors. The report then conducts an assessment of the capabilities of the technology for OSR and provides findings for enhanced use of the technology by the industry. The report is complementary to a similar report assessing surveillance capabilities of satellite sensors and platforms for oil spill response. Together, these reports cover remote sensing technologies and platforms for oil spill response, and these are linked to recommendations from the American Petroleum Institute (API) in their assessment of remote sensing for 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.    

  • Good practice

    Identifying and assessing water sources

    March 2014

    This guide presents a systematic process for the onshore industry to select water sources that best meet project needs within the broader context of local or regional water management. The guide is applicable to both new projects and existing operations and uses case studies to provide practical examples of the process stages outlined. The document forms an integral part of IPIECA’s 2013 Water Management Framework and complements existing IPIECA guidance on the Biofuels and water nexus (2012). Later in 2014 a further companion document will be launched on optimizing water use through efficiency.

  • Workshop report

    IPIECA-GEMI Water Risk Assessment Tools Webinar and Workshop: Outcomes Summary

    February 2014

    In late 2013, IPIECA co-hosted a webinar and workshop with the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) focused on water risk assessment tools, including the IPIECA Global Water Tool (GWT) for Oil and Gas, a customised version of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Global Water Tool, the GEMI Local Water Tool (LWT)™, and the GEMI LWT™ for Oil and Gas. The webinar and workshop featured company testimonials and case studies, interactive breakout sessions, and facilitated discussions around key considerations for applying the tools based on the experiences gained by companies over the past two years. These key learnings have been summarized in this document to assist new and current users in implementing emerging good practices that will result in effective and comprehensive water risk assessment for their companies.