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  • Case study

    Volunteer management

    July 2015

    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.

  • Fact sheet

    Exploring methane emissions

    June 2015

    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.

  • Good practice

    Dispersants: subsea application Good practice guidelines for incident management and emergency response personnel.

    June 2015

    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.  

  • Good practice

    Response strategy development using net environmental benefit analysis (NEBA). Good practice guidelines for incident management and emergency response personnel.

    June 2015

    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.

  • Good practice

    Oil Spill preparedness and response: an introduction

    June 2015

    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.

  • Fact sheet

    The Paris Puzzle: The pathway to a low-emissions future

    June 2015

    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.

  • Fact sheet

    Meeting energy needs: The unique role of oil and gas (The Paris Puzzle)

    June 2015

    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

  • Fact sheet

    Effective policy: The driver of results (The Paris Puzzle)

    June 2015

    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

  • Fact sheet

    Managing our emissions: Energy conservation and beyond (The Paris Puzzle)

    June 2015

    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

  • Fact sheet

    Natural gas: Into the future (The Paris Puzzle)

    June 2015

    Natural gas: Into the future 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 natural gas, the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, provides a substantial near-term opportunity to reduce global emissions and its pivotal role in a global shift towards a low-carbon economy. Related documents: The Paris Puzzle: The pathway to a low-emissions future