Our publications are free to download. If you wish to obtain hard copies, please contact the Secretariat.
This guide presents a systematic process for the onshore industry to select water sources that best meet project needs within the broader context of local or regional water management.
Responder training is an essential pre-condition for effective oil spill response, which requires personnel who understand... (Revision 2)
Despite the best intentions of an on-water response to an oil spill at sea or in a river, the likelihood is that at least some of the spilled oil will eventually reach the shoreline. (Revision 2016)Integrating human rights into environmental, social and health impact assessments. A practical guide for the oil and gas industry.
This Guide describes how human rights can be integrated into environmental, social and health impact assessments (ESHIAs), which the oil and gas industry routinely uses to evaluate projects and activities.
The Timeline Tool assists professionals planning extractive projects in coordinating project development calendars, biodiversity impact assessment and management schedules, and financial timelines and milestones.
Psycho-social risks (PSR) is one of the factors impacting expatriates' job performance and personal behaviour as they need to cope with their new living and working environment. This guide has been designed for managers, health professionals and expatriates and provides an overview of the psycho-social risks and practical tools to manage PSR for expatriates.
The Cross Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI) Timeline Tool has been designed to assist project planning in the extractives industries to better align project development, biodiversity impact management, and financial timelines and milestones.
This document refers to the importance of oil characterisation and the oil spill response parameters important in assessing strategy following a spill.Prevention of heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases. A guide for managers, employees and company health professionals
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), i.e. heart attacks and strokes, are the main causes of death within the oil and gas industry. This guidance document has been designed for doctors, medical professionals
A document detailing the planning principles of ensuring a robust dispersant logistics and supply chain during an incident.
A technical support document to accompany the Ipieca-IOGP guidance on surface and subsurface dispersant
This guide is aimed at health, safety and environment practitioners, as well as medical personnel and health risks managers working for the oil and gas industry.
When an oil spill occurs, the issue of health and safety, both for the public and oil spill responders, is a serious consideration. (Revision 2016)
The Oil Spill Response Joint Industry Project (OSR-JIP) technical document (Revision 2016)
Energy management through a well-structured 'energy management system' (EnMS) ensures that energy issues are properly taken into consideration in all aspects of the industry's activities.01.
This document describes 'good practices' and strategies that can be used in petroleum refineries to manage emissions of air pollutants, and includes a special section on how to identify odour sources. Many of the techniques may also be applicable to those chemical plants and petroleum distribution facilities having similar equipment and operations.
This document introduces considerations and recommendations for oil and gas development in coastal environments. It highlights key issues for decision-makers and their advisors, project managers and HSE professionals in planning, designing, impact-assessing and managing oil and gas activities in these areas.
Sensitivity maps convey essential information to those responding to oil spills by identifying the sites of coastal resources and environmentally-sensitive areas. (Revision 2016)
This new edition has been updated in response to the IFC's new performance standards (2012) and also includes an expanded 'useful resources' section. The document contains an overview of Indigenous Peoples
This guide presents a structured process for the systematic identification, assessment and management of the risks associated with tasks that place specific demands (physical or psychological) on employees.
The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights are designed to help extractive companies maintain the safety and security of their operations within an operating framework that ensures respect for human rights
This guide aims to assist companies in evaluating the national and regional security contexts and identify the different challenges that are likely to affect extractive operations.
The security of company operations in a host country depends significantly on the company's engagement and relations with the national security sector.
This publication draws on the experience and expertise of the industry, through Ipieca and OGP, and the World Bank-led Global Gas Flaring Reduction Public-Private partnership (GGFR).
Recognizing the need to update the original version of the Guidelines to reflect changing practices, Ipieca and API jointly initiated the development of this second edition of the Guidelines to continue to promote credible
The oil and gas industry both depends and impacts upon biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES). These checklists cover the five stages of the oil and gas life cycle for six generic habitat types, onshore and offshore.
The oil and gas industry both depends and impacts upon biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES). The aim of this guide is threefold. Firstly, it explains the relationship between biodiversity, ecosystem services and the oil and gas industry.
Substance misuse is an issue of widespread global concern, and one that demands attention from all sectors of society and industry. Aside from the obvious potential for workplace disruption, and the deleterious effect on
This manual describes typical 'best practices' and strategies used in petroleum refineries to manage water, including ways to reduce water usage. Improved water management in a petroleum refinery can potentially reduce the volume and cost of raw water used in refinery operations. Furthermore, improved water management may result in reductions in wastewater flow or contaminant load or both. Lower flow and contaminant load may result in lower wastewater treatment operating and maintenance costs. Optimized water management may also reduce the mass of contaminants in the treated effluent, thus improving the quality of a wastewater discharge and ultimately the environmental impact of a refinery's discharge.
The purpose of this guide is to help managers and supervisors at all levels in the oil and gas industry to be aware of the threat of tuberculosis (TB), and to help them mitigate the impact of TB on their companies' projects and operations.