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BES Peer to Peer training workshop: Managing BES issues in the oil and gas industry

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8-9 November 2016 (TBC)
Bangkok, Thailand

Register interest by 26 February 2016

IPIECA, in collaboration with IOGP and the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), have launched a series of peer to peer training workshops on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BES) Management in the oil and gas industry. The training is aimed at, and delivered by, oil and gas professionals, and has been designed to be highly interactive to facilitate learning.

The objectives of the workshop series are to:

  • Provide a broad introduction to BES principles and fundamental training in the management of BES issues across the life-cycle of oil and gas operations, including screening, scoping, baseline assessment, impact assessment, management and mitigation, monitoring and reporting
  • Increase awareness and uptake of the latest approaches, good practices and tools in the BES arena – in particular IPIECA, IOGP and UNEP-WCMC products, leading to improved performance of the sector in the management of BES issues and
  • Provide an opportunity to share practical examples from peers and learn from on-the-ground experience.

Based upon the success of the two previous workshops in North America and Europe, there is interest in running a third workshop this year in the Asia-Pacific region. We are pleased to announce that PTTEP have offered to host this third workshop in November 2016 in Bangkok. The tentative dates for the workshop have been chosen to coincide with both an IPIECA-IOGP Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Working Group meeting (10-11 November 2016) as well as the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) 2016 (14-16 November 2016).

Bangkok workshop details:

  • Date: 8-9 November 2016.
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand (hosted by PTTEP).
  • Attendance: Registration is open to all O&G producing companies.
  • Target audience: HSE professionals, managers, practitioners (both at corporate and business unit level) and relevant field staff who deal with environmental/BES issues and their integration into business practices, processes and operations.

Given that it is currently a challenging time for the oil and gas industry, we are keen to assess the level of interest before we confirm the workshop in Thailand will definitely go ahead. We therefore would like to ask any interested individuals to please register your interest via the link below by 26 February 2016. Based on the level of response to this initial invitation we will make a decision on whether the workshop will go ahead, and if it does go ahead we will open formal registration in Q2. Please feel free to circulate this invite to anyone within your company who may be interested in attending so we can get a good idea of the level of interest. If interest is very high, we may have to limit the number of representatives per company who can attend in order to allow a wide range of IPIECA-IOGP member companies to benefit from participating.

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