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A fact sheet from a series developed by Ipieca and OGP to demonstrate the oil and gas industry's present and future contribution to sustainable development. Prepared in advance of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The issues that dominate the sustainable development agenda - climate change, biodiversity impacts and access to energy - are too big for individual companies to tackle alone.
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.
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 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.
Title Type Theme Published Download Partnerships: working together to achieve more. Fact sheet Climate, Nature, People, Marine spill preparedness and response, Corporate 28 Apr 2012 Ecosystem services guidance: Biodiversity and ecosystem services checklists Good practice guidance Nature 01 May 2011 Ecosystem services guidance: Biodiversity and ecosystem services guide Good practice guidance Nature 01 May 2011 Petroleum refining water / wastewater use and management Good practice guidance Nature 28 Oct 2010 Alien invasive species and the oil and gas industry Good practice guidance Nature 28 Apr 2010 Partnerships in the oil and gas industry. Good practice guidance Climate, Nature, People, Sustainability, Marine spill preparedness and response 13 Apr 2006