In 2008, the joint IOGP-Ipieca Health Committee published Health performance indicators: a guide for the oil and gas industry.
In 2023, the guidance was revised to simplify the scoring system, and introduce a more granular list of scores to enable reporting organizations to better reflect their continual improvement efforts.
The principles described in the guidance document were used to develop two tools (the gap analysis tool and the percentage tool) which are used to:
- Assess health performance 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.