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Volunteer assistance can prove to be a useful resource for spill response activities, and can provide quick access to a large number of people who often possess useful local knowledge, however Inadequate planning for, and management of, volunteers can lead to adverse public and political relations. This document highlights considerations for good practice that relate to volunteer engagement, coordination and management and presents two case studies: the MV Rena oil spill off the coast of Tauranga in New Zealand, and the MV Cosco Busan spill in San Francisco Bay in the United States of America.
In 2008, the joint Health Committee of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) and IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, published OGP Report No. 393, Health Performance Indicators - A guide for the oil and gas industry. Content from that report was used to develop two tools that can be used to assess health leading performance indicators within individual companies, and to compare performance between different parts of a company and between participating companies. Both tools were used in 2014 to gauge health performance between participating IOGP and IPIECA Member companies. The results are published in this report (No. 2014h). The data represent 26 companies, all of which provided data for both tools. In addition to the 2014 data submission, the 2013 data submission is presented for the gap analysis tool, by statement score, as a comparison to the 2014 data. Percentage tool results for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013 are shown to allow comparison with 2014 results.
While a significant amount of attention surrounding climate change has focused on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, there is growing interest in the role of methane (CH4) and other short-lived climate forcers. In June 2015, IPIECA published their fact sheet on ‘Exploring Methane Emissions’, which considers methane emissions and their wider implications, and explores the associated challenges, opportunities and continuing efforts within the oil and gas sector to address them.
The recent evolution of sub-sea dispersant injection (SSDI) as a response tool for possible deeper water well releases is described. This includes the operational capabilities that have been developed and how the decision to plan for SSDI may be justified by NEBA approaches. Particular features are described including the ability to mount continuous operations in a wide range of sea conditions, as well as approaches to monitoring the effectiveness and effects of its application.
After an oil spill, urgent decisions need to be made about how to minimize environmental and socio-economic impacts. The advantages and disadvantages of different responses need to be compared with each other and with natural clean-up. This process is called Net Environmental Benefit Analysis. This document explains how the process takes into account the circumstances of the spill, the practicalities of clean-up response, the relative impacts of oil and clean-up options, and the process by which judgements are made on the relative importance of social, economic and environmental factors.
This document provides a synopsis of the essential components of an effective oil spill preparedness, response and restoration framework. It describes the core principles that are used by the industry to underpin the framework and which run through the IPIECA-IOGP series of ‘Good Practice Guides’ (GPGs) on oil spill preparedness and response. Hyperlinks are provided throughout the document, highlighted in blue, which will take you to each respective GPG, as well as to other relevant sources, for more detailed information.
The Paris Puzzle: The Pathway to a low-emissions futurelays out our global membership view on the challenges the world faces in transitioning to a low-greenhouse gas emissions future. It identifies IPIECA’s view on the critical parts of the puzzle, providing context for the accompanying five fact sheets: Meeting energy needs; Effective policy; Managing our emissions; Natural gas; and Carbon capture and storage. Visit The Paris Puzzle webpage.
Meeting energy needs: The unique role of oil and gas is one piece of the Paris Puzzle – a series of papers intended to address what we see as key components of efforts to address climate change, and to demonstrate our commitment to meeting the challenge. This fact sheet explores the essential role of energy in social development and economic growth, and explores the world’s growing energy needs. Visit The Paris Puzzle webpage. Related documents: The Paris Puzzle: The pathway to a low-emissions future
Effective policy: The driver of results is one piece of the Paris Puzzle – a series of papers intended to address what we see as key components of efforts to address climate change, and to demonstrate our commitment to meeting the challenge. This fact sheet explores the key principles for climate-related policies to be effective, and some of the market-based approaches being undertaken. Visit The Paris Puzzle webpage. Related documents: The Paris Puzzle: The pathway to a low-emissions future
Managing our emissions: Energy conservation and beyond is one piece of the Paris Puzzle – a series of papers intended to address what we see as key components of efforts to address climate change, and to demonstrate our commitment to meeting the challenge. This fact sheet explores how improving energy efficiency in the production of oil and gas and conserving energy beyond traditional energy efficiency measures can make a significant contribution to moving the world onto a more sustainable path. Related documents: The Paris Puzzle: The pathway to a low-emissions future