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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.
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.
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).
IPIECA is partnering with ICMM, the international Council on Mining & Metals and The Equator Principle Association in a Cross-Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI). This forum is enabling cross-industry learning on the use of the biodiversity mitigation hierarchy, and the application of biodiversity offsets. The CSBI has launched a Charter that sets out an agreement between the three associations to provide leadership in developing and sharing good practice related to biodiversity and ecosystem services in the extractive industry. The CSBI supports the associations’ broader goals of applying innovation and transparency through the mitigation hierarchy with respect to biodiversity and ecosystem services throughout members’ project activities.
Natural gas is experiencing a period of strong growth. Significantly increased resource estimates, and improvements in production and transport technologies have led to an expanding role in energy supply, particularly in important demand sectors such as electricity generation. This briefing explores the resource in a climate change context, the revised base estimates, its greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint compared to other energy sources, and projected demands from different sectors.
This informative document was developed primarily for external stakeholders. It outlines why it is important for the oil and gas industry to save energy and describes key actions being taken, including: improving efficiency of operations along the supply chain and eliminating unnecessary waste; examples of energy management systems; the use of benchmarking tools; management practices; communication and awareness; reductions in flaring and venting, and energy improvement projects and new technologies.
This publication draws together key insights on designing and implementing community grievance mechanisms. The survey will inform a series of pilot projects sponsored by member companies to test different approaches to implementation on the ground.
Widespread deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) requires addressing remaining knowledge gaps and implementation barriers. Resolving these involves a portfolio of activities including research and development, demonstration projects, and developing management practices, public acceptance and regulatory frameworks. This report provides a summary of the workshop of the same name, convened in September 2011 by IPIECA. This work is aimed at all members and stakeholders who have an interest in this essential mitigation technology, and the remaining barriers it faces.
Esso Highlands Limited (EHL), a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, has developed a Biodiversity Strategy for its Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas Project (PNG LNG). The project includes gas production and processing facilities, liquefaction and storage facilities, and more than 450 miles of related pipelines. This case study summarises how PNG LNG has and will continue to manage terrestrial biodiversity in its Upstream Project Area.
This case study explains the ecosystem mapping project Repsol have undertaken at the Teak-Samaan-Poui (TSP) block located off the southeast coast of Trinidad. Through a partnership with a local university, Repsol are undertaking a series of surveys to map the physical and biological characteristics of the TSP Block. Thus far, the benthic fauna has been mapped, and surveys are ongoing to map the presence and behaviours of marine birds and mammals. These surveys are aimed at mapping the physical and biological characteristics of the marine environment of the TSP Block to be able to differentiate between natural variations and anthropogenic activities.