Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the joint IPIECA-IOGP Health Committee has striven to ensure that the industry was operating with the most up-to-date and scientifically sound information possible when making decisions that affect workers' health during the pandemic.
The objective of this document is to provide a list of factors for oil and gas industry companies to consider as they prepare for their workers to return to offices. Legal regulations from national and local authorities should always be followed, and the final decisions and plans should be complemented by a location-specific risk assessment.
This position statement has been prepared using collective insights from the IOGP-IPIECA Health Committee, with due regard to the positions and information from international health bodies such as the WHO, CDC, and others. It will be under regular review as the situation evolves.