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  • Good practice

    Oil spill response training

    February 2014

    Responder training is an essential pre-condition for effective oil spill response, which requires personnel who understand, and can perform, a variety of emergency response and incident management functions. The purpose of oil spill training is to ensure that these personnel are identified and given appropriate opportunities to learn and maintain relevant knowledge and skills. This document presents a stepwise process, known as the ‘training cycle’, to assist organizations and individuals in achieving this aim. This document is linked and cross-referenced to the companion Good Practice Guide on oil spill exercises.

  • Fact sheet

    The Global Initiative: partnership for enhanced oil spill response

    January 2014

    A fact sheet from a series developed by IPIECA and OGP to demonstrate the oil and gas industry’s present and future contribution to sustainable development. Prepared in advance of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and updated in January 2014. While the oil and gas industry works to prevent oil spills, it also remains prepared by developing comprehensive contingency plans in cooperation with governments. These ensure a rapid response to anticipate and minimize the impacts of oil spills.

  • Good practice

    A guide to oiled shoreline assessment (SCAT) surveys

    January 2014

    Despite the best intentions of an on-water response to an oil spill at sea or in a river, the likelihood is that at least some of the spilled oil will eventually reach the shoreline. When shoreline impact occurs, or is likely to occur, shoreline assessment is a critical component of the response programme and provides essential information for setting objectives, priorities, constraints and end points for an effective shoreline response. The document explains why how an effective shoreline assessment programme supports the planning, decision making and implementation process for a shoreline response, and how the key components of shoreline surveys are integrated into the data generation, decision making, and implementation / closure stages of a shoreline response programme.

  • Good practice

    Cross Sector Biodiversity Initiative timeline tool

    December 2013

    The Cross Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI) Timeline Tool has been designed to assist project planning in the extractives industries to better align project development, biodiversity impact management, and financial timelines and milestones. The tool: Provides a roadmap that helps to identify critical milestones and interdependencies between project development and financing timelines Identifies actions required to apply the mitigation hierarchy to effectively address potential impacts as early as possible in the project life-cycle Raises awareness and highlights sensitivities and operational challenges associated with biodiversity impact mitigation Can be used as an internal capacity building resource or communications tool as it supports the work of a variety of functions in project planning and execution.  

  • Good practice

    Managing psychosocial risks on expatriation in the oil and gas industry

    December 2013

    Psycho-social risks (PSR) is one of the factors impacting expatriates' job performance and personal behaviour as they need to cope with their new living and working environment. This guide has been designed for managers, health professionals and expatriates and provides an overview of the psycho-social risks and practical tools to manage PSR for expatriates.

  • Good practice

    OGP-IPIECA Good practice guidelines for the development of shale oil and gas

    December 2013

    Many members of both OGP and IPIECA have their own guidelines for oil and gas developments. These OGP-IPIECA Good practice guidelines for the development of shale oil and gas are intended to complement these established practices. This document also provides a general, global framework of principles for operations under which more detailed standards and/or practices may be developed to meet regional and local circumstances. For the majority of issues, good practices for shale oil and gas will be identical to those for ‘conventional’ operations.

  • Good practice

    Integrating human rights into environmental, social and health impact assessments. A practical guide for the oil and gas industry.

    December 2013

    This Guide describes how human rights can be integrated into environmental, social and health impact assessments (ESHIAs), which the oil and gas industry routinely uses to evaluate projects and activities. It provides an introduction to human rights and their relevance to the activities of the oil and gas industry, and briefly describes why it is important for the oil and gas industry to consider the impact that its projects and activities have on human rights. It is the product of collaboration between impact assessment practitioners from IPIECA members and human rights practitioners from the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR).  

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  • Awareness briefing

    Oil spill risk assessment and response planning for offshore installations

    November 2013

    A document outlining good practice in oil spill risk assessment and response preparedness for offshore operations.

  • Awareness briefing

    Guidelines on oil characterization to inform spill response decisions

    November 2013

    This document refers to the importance of oil characterisation and the oil spill response parameters important in assessing strategy following a spill.

  • Awareness briefing

    A-Z of Biodiversity Terms

    October 2013

    This product has been developed in partnership with UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) and provides short definitions of over 200 commonly-used biodiversity terms and acronyms. The glossary was developed to support greater consistency in the use of terms and definitions related to biodiversity. The definitions have been sourced from scientific literature, glossaries from global specialist organisations and international agreements. The definitions have a level of international acceptance and, in the case of conventions, have often gone through extensive negotiation phases between government parties to reach consensus. The glossary aims to provide clarity for practitioners implementing biodiversity management, particularly those doing so in the context of global conventions, international standards, regulations, policies and legislation. Download the PDF below or visit the online glossary.