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  • Good practice

    Addressing uncertainty in oil and natural gas industry greenhouse gas inventories. Technical considerations and calculation methods.

    February 2015

    This joint IPIECA-API document is designed to provide a summary of technical considerations that are important for understanding and calculating greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventory uncertainty. It includes technical background and specific calculation methods to determine uncertainties with targeted measurements and emission factors, and to determine how to aggregate these individual terms to derive uncertainty ranges (as a pre-designated probability level) for entire GHG inventories at any given level. This document builds on a 2007 IPIECA/API workshop where the need to develop an understanding of the importance of the key factors that contribute to uncertainty was established, a pilot version was subsequently published in 2009 to allow for a broad review and implementation of guidance from various stakeholders. The comments received, lessons learned and new developments that have occurred in the area since then are incorporated in this document. Additional Information This document is a companion to the API Compendium of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Methodologies for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry (API, 2009).  

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    Community grievance mechanisms in the oil and gas industry. A manual for implementing operational-level grievance mechanisms and designing corporate frameworks

    January 2015

    This manual provides practical step-by-step guidance on how to plan and implement operational-level community grievance mechanisms (CGMs) and how to design and to manage corporate CGM frameworks. It draws on the practical experiences of seven pilot projects conducted by IPIECA member companies as well as the shared learning from other IPIECA members and stakeholders. Presented in three main sections and subdivided into ‘modules’, the manual can be read in full or in parts of specific interest to users. Step-by-step overviews are provided throughout, together with practical advice for those implementing or managing CGMs. Also included is an Annex with a broad range of practical CGM tools. Overall, the Manual reflects the industry’s positive response to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), which promote the use, value and power of effective CGMs in facilitating access to remedy.

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    Managing Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (BES) issues along the asset lifecycle in any environment: 10 Tips for Success in the Oil and Gas Industry

    November 2014

    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.

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    Efficiency in water use. Guidance document for the upstream onshore oil and gas industry.

    October 2014

    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.

  • Good practice

    Assessing risks from operator fatigue

    October 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.

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    Petroleum refinery waste management and minimization.

    September 2014

    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.

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    Health and safety performance indicators - 2013 data

    August 2014

    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.

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    Incident management system for the oil and gas industry: good practice guidelines for incident management and emergency response personnel

    August 2014

    This product has been developed by the IPIECA-IOGP Oil Spill Response Joint Industry Project (JIP), which was set up to address nineteen recommendations identified by the IOGP Global Industry Response Group (GIRG) in 2011. Finding 12 of the GIRG report concerns the re-write of the IPIECA Oil Spill Good Practice Guides (GPGs) and the addition of a number of titles to the series. This GPG provides guidelines on Incident Management Systems.  

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    Review of water risk tools. Guidance document for the oil and gas industry.

    July 2014

    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.