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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.
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.
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.
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.
The report explores some of the major themes impacting the SLCFs discussion, and aims to: Identify and understand the effects on warming, precipitation, and air quality from methane and black carbon as well as the associated uncertainty Assess the sources and sinks of methane and black carbon from a global perspective as well as from the oil and gas industry in particular Understand the role of current initiatives to measure, mitigate and manage the emissions of SLCFs Discuss remaining gaps in the industry understanding of SLCF emissions, future pathways to reduce uncertainty, and high impact pathways for reducing these emissions The workshop and this publication are part of IPIECA’s long-term initiative to promote climate change understanding and engage in developing solutions for mitigating risks to both society and the oil and gas industry.
Over the past year, the concepts of ‘unburnable carbon’, ‘stranded assets’ and a ‘carbon bubble’ have been promoted by a number of groups, gaining the attention of investors, academics and the media. This fact sheet explores some of the assumptions involved in these concepts and puts them into the wider perspective of the energy system, recognizing the importance that oil and gas bring to modern living standards, economic growth and societal advancement. It also demonstrates how oil and gas companies acknowledge the risks posed by climate change and how they actively manage these risks.
This new Operating Management System Framework is designed to help companies define and achieve performance goals and stakeholder benefits, while managing the broad and significant range of risks inherent in the oil and gas industry. “Operating” applies to every type of upstream or downstream company activity, from construction to decommissioning, throughout the entire value chain and lifecycle of the business and its products. The Framework offers an integrated approach and the flexibility to address some or all of a wide range of risks, impacts or threats related to occupational health and safety; environmental and social responsibility; process safety, quality and security. The degree of integration and the scope of an OMS will be determined by individual companies and will differ depending on their activities, organisational structure and management system maturity.
IPIECA has published the report of its 40th Anniversary conference held in London on 3 April 2014. In addition to charting and celebrating IPIECA’s history and achievements since 1974, the report highlights the conference’s focus on identifying what more IPIECA can do to support the industry in meeting society’s current and future expectations for environmental and social performance. With over 200 participants from more than 70 global organizations, and a wide range of high level speakers and panelists, the conference demonstrated both the convening power of IPIECA, and the breadth and depth of its partnerships and stakeholder relationships. The report details the inputs and outputs from panel-led discussions on the challenges relating to climate change, the environment and social responsibility. Insights are shared from a wide range of industry speakers, as well as those representing external organisations including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the World Resources Institute, the United Nations Environment Programme, Oxford University, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme.
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.