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IPIECA and OGP have relaunched Managing Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (BES) issues along the asset lifecycle in any environment: 10 tips forsuccess in the oil and gas industry. Originally published in 2010, the tips provide high level guidance on managing BES in the oil and gas industry. Each tip is supported by resources, many of which are IPIECA/OGP documents. The key updates in the new version include: Full integration of Ecosystem Services management into the tips. An updated list of resources associated with each tip based on new and relevant publications in this area, such as those produced by the Cross-Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI). Starting with ‘Begin yesterday’ and ending with ‘Monitor, adapt and improve’, the tips provide relevant advice along every stage of the asset lifecycle.
The guidance presents a systematic process for the onshore oil and gas industry to identify and assess potential measures to improve water efficiency via incorporating the principles of water stewardship, integrating water resource management and risk assessment throughout the life of an operation. This guidance is applicable to both new and existing operations and uses case studies to provide practical examples. The document forms an integral part of IPIECA’s Water Management Framework and complements the Identifying and assessing water sources document which was launched earlier in 2014.
This document provides guidance to operating companies, contractors and service companies on assessing risks of employees’ fatigue in the oil and gas industry. It sets out and illustrates a structured approach to performing a fatigue risk assessment and provides guidance on determining whether the assessed level of fatigue can be considered acceptable in different situations. A method of documenting and reporting an assessed level of fatigue risk is proposed, that could potentially be used to support cross-industry benchmarking.
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.