In 2007, the joint Ipieca-IOGP Health Committee published Health performance indicators: a guide for the oil and gas industry. Content from that report was used to develop two tools (the gap analysis tool and the percentage tool) which are used to:
- Assess health leading performance indicators within individual companies
- Compare performance between different parts of a company and between participating companies
The process involves a self-assessment of the company's performance in relation to standardized statements about the level of implementation of the company's own health management systems. The participating companies perform this self-assessment on the scope of their operational activities; therefore, there is no separation between upstream and downstream operations.
Both tools are used to gauge health performance between participating Ipieca and IOGP member companies on a yearly basis, helping to identify weak areas and areas for improvement. The results are published in the below reports.