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Ipieca, together with IOGP and the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), have released a recommended practices guide to help operators select and deploy methane detection and quantification technologies.
An Incident Management System (IMS) is essential to optimizing response times and efficiency, providing clarity in command and control, improving resource coordination and communications, and facilitating the cooperation and integration of responding organizations.
This document is aimed at those persons responsible for ensuring that oil spill contingency plans are practised and verified, providing guidance on constructing an exercise programme that is suitable for meeting an organization’s or facility’s requirements.
The objective of this guidance is to provide a structured framework to guide practitioners, towards the implementation of an effective and efficient local content measurement and reporting process. It offers a roadmap to select, collect, and analyze metrics.
Guidance to support practitioners in developing robust social baselines for offshore project impacts to fisheries.
The online Ipieca-IOGP database provides an introduction to energy efficiency measures for oil and gas facilities, and aims to raise awareness and uptake of such technologies and practices across the industry.
This document provides guidance for business leaders, HSE professionals, and health practitioners on the business case for outcome-focused and cost-effective medical emergency response (MER) and primary healthcare in the energy industries.
The Ipieca-OGCI Natural climate solutions: high carbon stock ecosystems management guidance supports the Paris Agreement goals by setting out the key principles to help energy companies conserve, enhance and restore the high carbon stock ecosystems where they operate.
This guidance considers the effects of oil releases on fisheries, tourism and other commercial activities, and outlines available compensation schemes.
This document provides occupational health, HSE and occupational hygiene practitioners in the energy industries with pragmatic advice on how workplace lighting can limit circadian disruption and enhance health, safety, and performance.Guidelines for health, safety, security, environment and social responsibility governance in joint ventures
This document offers guidance for oil and gas industry JVs on the governance, policy development, implementation and management of HSSE&SR.
The second edition includes topics such as the relationship between environmental and social management, and the emergence of biodiversity and ecosystem services as a discipline.
Ipieca has released updated guidance on lower-sulphur fuels, managing road transport emissions and improving air quality.
Ipieca has released updated guidance on lower-sulphur fuels, managing road transport emissions and improving air quality. Find the executive summary here.
The application of Globally Harmonized System (GHS) criteria to petroleum substances, has now been revised to include new research on the hazards of petroleum-related substances and constituents.
The publication is designed to provide guidance for stakeholders across the marine fuels and shipping industries, from fuel blenders and suppliers to end users.
This document aims to assist community relations managers in planning their community liaison teams and recruiting community liaison officers (CLOs).
This document provides a summary of the 2019 Ipieca-IOGP guidance on managing health in the oil and gas industry.
This report was developed to share guidance with those interested in understanding subsea well response competency and the skills that sit within it.
Oil and gas operations take place in many countries where the quality of medical services and specialities differs. It is therefore important for a company to assess local health facilities to ensure that they can provide optimal medical care for their workers.
This practitioner note provides an overview of the process for designing a social investment strategy, and explores the different phases of the oil and gas project life cycle and their implications for social investment.
This practitioner note discusses the main evolutions in social investment since the launch of Ipieca's guidance in 2008, shares observations from practitioners, and includes practical ways practitioners can analyse their situation and approach the issue.
This practitioner note explores the challenges faced by companies as a result of increasing stakeholder demand for evidence-based reporting of social investment.
This guidance document addresses the question of how to create successful and sustainable community investments and how to measure their success.
The 'Oil and gas contractor drug and alcohol testing guidelines' provide a compendium of programme elements that can be used to deter the use or misuse of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.
The oil and gas industry operates in many locations where people live and work together in close quarters...Estimating petroleum industry value chain (Scope 3) greenhouse gas emissions. Overview of methodologies.
Estimating petroleum industry value chain (Scope 3) greenhouse gas emissions, an overview of methodologies, informs oil and gas companies on value chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions estimation and approaches.Managing Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (BES) issues along the asset lifecycle in any environment10 Tips for Success in the Oil and Gas Industry
Ipieca and OGP have relaunched Managing Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (BES) issues along the asset lifecycle in any environment: 10 tips forsuccess in the oil and gas industry. Originally published in 2010, the tips provide high level guidance on managing BES in the oil and gas industry. Each tip is supported by resources, many of which are Ipieca/OGP
This document offers guidance on understanding and delivering local content in relation to oil and gas projects.
This guide defines and outlines the purpose and value of health impact assessments within the oil and gas industry...
This document outlines the guidance for the management of biodiversity and ecosystem services impacts, dependencies, risks and opportunities in the oil and gas sector.
The Cross-Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI) guide provides practical guidance, innovative approaches and examples to support operationalizing the mitigation hierarchy effectively.
Good practice guidelines for incident management and emergency response personnel.
This guidance is an addendum to the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) existing HSE Management - guidelines for working together in a contract environment
Oil spill contingency planning is the process of developing a suitable spill response capability that is in compliance with the local regulatory framework and commensurate with the oil spill risks of an organization or facility. (Revision 2016)
Appendices to the joint Ipieca-API document on technical considerations that are important for understanding and calculating GHG emission inventory uncertainty.
The Oil Spill Response Joint Industry Project (OSR-JIP) technical document (Revision 2016)Addressing uncertainty in oil and natural gas industry greenhouse gas inventories. Technical considerations and calculation methods.
This joint Ipieca-API document is designed to provide a summary of technical considerations that are important for understanding and calculating greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventory uncertainty.
This toolbox enables oil and gas companies to create, implement and raise awareness of community grievance mechanisms (CGMs). Wherever oil and gas companies do business, engaging with affected communities and responding to their concerns is essential to operating successfully whilst ensuring respect for human rights.
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on estimating the effectiveness of dispersant application in the field by describing: the factors that determine the effectiveness of dispersant; and how the effectiveness of dispersant application in the field may be monitored, evaluated and verified
The guidance presents a systematic process for the onshore oil and gas industry to identify and assess potential measures to improve water efficiency via incorporating the principles of water stewardship, integrating water resource management
Optimized, effective waste management is integral to petroleum refinery operations. It helps minimize risk to both people and the environment, enhances resource utilization, and reduces costs.Operating Management System Framework for controlling risk and delivering high performance in the oil and gas industry
This new Operating Management System Framework is designed to help companies define and achieve performance goals and stakeholder benefits, while managing the broad and significant range of risks inherent in the oil and gas industry.
Providing an overview of good practices and strategies, this practical document explores a range of key mercury management issues encompassing environmental controls, worker health and safety, process safety, product safety, waste management, and product stewardship.Mutual Aid Indemnification and Liabilityincluding a template Emergency Personnel Secondment Agreement
In the event of a major incident, neighbouring companies may be asked to provide responders, oil spill response equipment and associated materials, either individually or as part of a mutual aid programme.
In general, mutual aid plans are written to encompass the possibility that responders
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 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.
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.
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 technical support document to accompany the Ipieca-IOGP guidance on surface and subsurface dispersant
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.
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
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 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.
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.
Promotion and certification of sustainable biofuels is complex and requires a well coordinated, multi-faceted and credible approach, and includes compliance with government mandates, international standards and certification programmes, which will be instrumental in promoting the responsible production of sustainable biofuels. This guide provides an introduction to biofuels Chain of Custody (CoC) systems as well as providing information on the different types of CoC systems in use.
This document delivers practical information to on-the-ground staff at onshore and offshore projects and operations, helping them to identify key issues and solutions and to embed active consideration of alien invasive species (AIS) from the earliest stages of the project.
This document provides general background on drilling fluids and the various categories of base fluids and additives currently in use. It outlines potential health hazards associated with these substances, looks at potential areas for human exposure presented by drilling operations, and introduces risk management methods and monitoring processes aimed at reducing the risk of harmful health effects.
The uncertainties inherent in the data used for emission inventories help inform and improve understanding for the data's use. This is receiving increased attention in order to understand determinations of GHG emissions and emission reductions. This document provides background information, and details, on measurement uncertainty and statistical calculation methods that improve the quality of GHG emission estimations for the oil and gas industry. It is a collaborative effort between Ipieca, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and CONCAWE.
Many oil and gas companies have operations in extreme climates, and this work can pose a number of hazards, including extremes of temperature as well as wind and humidity. These guidelines aim to provide practical information to line management and health professionals in order to help protect and maintain health, and prevent accidents, illness and loss of life.
The purpose of this guide is to provide, in a simple and accessible format, basic guidance on risk assessment and risk management in conflict settings that oil and gas companies might face.Oil and natural gas industry guidelines for greenhouse gas reduction projectsCarbon capture and geological storage emission reduction project family
This document is the second of five greenhouse gas reduction 'project families' in an ongoing process of developing guidelines for project activities of interest to the oil and gas industry. Guidelines are provided for carbon dioxide capture and geological storage as an emission reduction option. The focus is on specific technical considerations and aspects rather than policy considerations.
The purpose of this document is to develop a voluntary framework for assessing GHG emission reductions associated with specific types of oil and natural gas projects, including references to relevant methodologies or guidance.
Sulphur is naturally present in crude oil, and must be removed to create lower sulphur fuels. The removal processes present large technological and resource challenges.
This guide helps oil industry managers and supervisors understand, recognize, and deal effectively with stress in the workplace. It encourages and enables a holistic approach to the management of workplace stress, with a focus on prevention. The guide is designed to complement current practice, which tends to focus more on developing employee ability to cope with stress and, when this fails, on treatment options.
This publication communicates how the oil and gas industry is using partnerships to respond to challenges of meeting global energy demand and to contribute to sustainable development. The publication explores the partnering process through challenges and lessons learned identified by Ipieca members and their partners in the forty case studies featured.
This guide aims to describe the overall health impact assessment process as it is currently understood and practised.
This document provides background, starting-point references and resources to help regulators, engineers, refiners and marketers plan and execute the phase out of leaded gasoline. It features extracts from documents written by Ipieca members