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Ipieca is pleased to launch its labour rights training, developed with the contribution of Building Responsibly and hosted on the Supply Chain Sustainability School’s e-learning platform.
The brochure provides an overview of Ipieca, including our vision, the breadth of our activities, benefits of becoming a member, types of membership, current membership, and CEO testimonials.Ipieca Week 2023 briefing report: stakeholder panels on supporting a sustainable energy transition and industry engagement
This report provides an overview of key messages from the two stakeholder panels exploring how Ipieca can support its members to lead the industry’s contribution to a sustainable energy transition, and how Ipieca can provide a trusted/safe channel for dialogue and collaboration with key stakeholders.
This panel session compared the opportunities and challenges of initiatives from the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG).
Ipieca is pleased to host a webinar with the World Bank's Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR) on its 2023 Global Gas Flaring Tracker Report.
Twelve e-learning modules to support the industry and its supply chain to improve awareness and management of labour rights issues.
The theme of the 2022 Annual Review is ‘Leading the industry through a sustainable energy transition’.
The Ipieca-WBCSD SDG Roadmap is designed to be implemented. Ipieca produces annual reports to demonstrate progress and assess where gaps are, sharing concrete examples from companies and Ipieca.
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.
This infographic provides a visual introduction to Ipieca, covering Ipieca's global membership, vision, values, unique relationship with the UN, strategic themes and working groups.
This guide provides a snapshot of Ipieca groups, covering each group's purpose, selected highlights, 2022 focus, and workstreams.
This brochure provides context and information on the Ipieca Principles, their implementation and governance, and includes a toolkit of Practical examples, useful resources and reference points to help members support the principles.
This guide provides a digital list of Ipieca resources to support oil and gas, and alternative energy industry practitioners to advance performance across climate, nature, people and sustainability.
Guidance to support practitioners in developing robust social baselines for offshore project impacts to fisheries.
Ipieca, SPE Gaia, OGCI and IOGP are pleased to host a webinar with actors from the oil and gas, steel, cement and petrochemicals industries to discuss CCS.
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 Ipieca-IOGP guidance is designed to help HSE/SD professionals to develop biodiversity action plans (BAPs) for their activities and projects.
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.Managing biodiversity and ecosystem services across the energy transition: mainstreaming the mitigation hierarchy
This document outlines the key messages on BES good practices for the industry, and explores how industry and governments can support and work with each other to mainstream biodiversity across the energy transition.
Hear Dr Sallie Greenberg, co-leader of the Midwest Regional Carbon Initiative (MRCI) share learnings from challenges such as multi-stakeholder partnerships, carbon capture and transportation infrastructure, storage systems, and CO2-enhanced oil recovery potential.
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.
A summary of the Ipieca-OGCI guidance on natural climate solutions management.
The annual Ipieca sustainability reporting survey identifies trends in the sustainability reporting practices of Ipieca member companies. These are the results for 2022.
This guidance considers the effects of oil releases on fisheries, tourism and other commercial activities, and outlines available compensation schemes.
This document explores Ipieca's 2021-2024 strategy, taking into account its new vision, which now brings together our drive to advance the environmental and social performance of oil and gas, the energy transition and sustainable development.
Health leading performance indicators data from Ipieca and IOGP members for 2021.
The purpose of this document is to provide readers with insights into the just transition concepts, definitions and priorities of a range of organizations from multiple sectors.Technological solutions for negative emissions and CO2 removal, an essential tool to limit global warming and protect the planet?
Join Ipieca, SPE Gaia, OGCI and IOGP for this webinar on carbon dioxide removal and negative emissions technologies.
This infographic provides an overview of the eight Ipieca Principles, which are a new condition of membership for corporate and associate members.
Join Ipieca and the World Bank's Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership for a webinar on the 2022 Global Gas Flaring Tracker Report.
Marking over a year since its launch, we highlight some of the progress Ipieca has made towards implementing the SDG Roadmap.
Ipieca held three stakeholder panel sessions with key stakeholders from outside the industry sharing their perspectives on the energy transition, ESG and transparency, and the just transition. Read the key messages.
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.Carbon Takeback Obligations - an opportunity to accelerate deployment of carbon capture and storage?
During this webinar, experts from academia, industry and consultancy explore how an upstream Carbon Takeback Obligation could help deliver a pathway to net-zero emissions by 2050.
This report presents recommendations for optimal health risk assessment and management within a health, safety, and environment management programme.
The 2021 Annual Review highlights how Ipieca is uniquely positioned to advance environmental and social performance across the energy transition.
Ipieca and IOGP have launched a quick reference infographic and video for local responders to use when deciding whether to spray surface dispersant on oil spills.
The Ipieca-IOGP-GGFR Flaring management guidance outlines new developments in flaring management and reduction, and examines industry experiences with eliminating flaring, new technologies, business models, operational improvements and regulatory policy.
This document provides a summary of the Ipieca-IOGP-GGFR Flaring management guidance for the oil and gas industry.
Throughout 2021 Ipieca provided leadership across oil, gas and renewables on mainstreaming sustainability by advancing climate action, environmental responsibility and social performance. This infographic provides an overview of some of the key work Ipieca completed in 2021.
This glossary was developed to support the oil and gas industry and other stakeholders in the use of consistent terminology around net-zero emissions.
This document provides a high level summary of a series of four webinars that explore leading oil and gas organizations' efforts to reduce methane emissions.
This document aims to help operators navigate the steps involved in implementing and maintaining a surveillance programme during a response to an oil spill.
Following an introduction to Ipieca's new briefing on hydrogen, this webinar will invite guest panellists to explore the essential role hydrogen can play in supporting the decarbonization of hard-to-abate sectors and a low-carbon future, as well as share industry case studies and opportunities.
Ipieca hosted a two-day workshop to convene the industry and its key stakeholders with the aim of building consensus and enhancing understanding of the importance, challenges and opportunities of carbon offsets as part of a broader carbon mitigation strategy.
Ipieca has launched the Supply chain library of questions and resources and will be hosting a webinar to introduce the tool and provide a demonstration on how to utilise it most effectively.
The annual Ipieca sustainability reporting survey identifies trends in the sustainability reporting practices of Ipieca member companies. These are the results for 2021.
A tool to help oil and gas companies assess and manage supply chain sustainability risks.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.
Health leading performance indicators data from Ipieca and IOGP members for 2019.
This graphic recording provides an overview of the key messages from 'Zigzag to zero? Positive pathways to Paris: an industry, investor and civil society roundtable'.
This summary report provides an overview of the key messages from 'Zigzag to zero? Positive pathways to Paris: an industry, investor and civil society roundtable'.
This is the fifth version of this document and presents the Committee's views on testing, isolation, and quarantine in industry workplaces.
This document provides a list of factors for oil and gas industry companies to consider as they prepare for their workers to return to offices.
The IOGP-Ipieca joint Health Committee has followed the development, rollout, and real-world efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines since they became available in late 2020. In late 2021, we are confident that vaccines provide one of the most effective tools to mitigate the spread and consequences of COVID-19.
Ipieca has launched new guidance for companies on how to identify labour rights risks in their supply chains.
The second edition of the Water management framework reflects the lessons learnt from members and stakeholders in the years since its original publication.
This infographic summarises the water and wastewater management uses in the oil and gas industry.
Ipieca and WBCSD are proud to introduce Accelerating action: an SDG Roadmap for the oil and gas industry and would like to invite you to a webinar to explore it in more detail.
This second edition reflects the continued evolution and valuable lessons learnt by Ipieca members from their shared experiences of developing and implementing human rights due diligence processes.
This document summarises Ipieca's updated Human rights due diligence guidance.
This video provides an introduction to human rights, including the key elements of the UN Guiding Principles and why human rights are important for the energy sector.
This infographic provides an overview of the impact opportunities related to the Climate theme, identified in 'Accelerating action: An SDG Roadmap for the oil and gas sector'.
This infographic provides an overview of the impact opportunities related to the Nature theme, identified in 'Accelerating action: An SDG Roadmap for the oil and gas sector'.
This infographic provides an overview of the priority SDGs and impact opportunities identified in the Roadmap, across the climate, nature and people themes.
This infographic provides an overview of the impact opportunities related to the People theme, identified in 'Accelerating action: An SDG Roadmap for the oil and gas sector'.
Ipieca and WBCSD have joined forces to develop a shared vision on how to maximise the sector's contribution to the SDGs.
The theme of the 2020 Annual Review, 'Contributing to the energy transition in the context of sustainable development', reflects how Ipieca is uniquely positioned to make a positive contribution to the energy transition by providing leadership for the oil and gas industry.
This document is a culmination of the good practices, information and strategies developed by Ipieca and IOGP members to respond to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest paper in Ipieca's low-emissions pathways series provides an overview of hydrogen technology and areas of application, with a range of industry case studies.
This summary provides an overview of the Roadmap's purpose, the impact opportunities where the sector can maximise its contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how the Roadmap can be implemented.
This joint Ipieca - UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) report provides a summary of key drivers, challenges and opportunities for biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) management in the oil and gas industry.
Ipieca, IOGP, GIE and MARCOGAZ have published a joint methane emissions glossary covering the entire natural gas value chain.
During this webinar, Matt Harrison of SLR Consulting and Dave Allen of the University of Texas at Austin, who co-authored the Methane Guiding Principles set of ten best practice guides, will provide an overview of their scope and content and demonstrate how operators can best make use of them.
Ipieca is pleased to welcome Samantha McCulloch, Head of the CCUS Unit at the International Energy Agency (IEA), as the presenter of our next webinar in the series on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS).
This joint Ipieca-IOGP technical support document helps operators navigate the steps and good practices involved in planning for, and implementing, a monitoring and sampling programme.
During this webinar, Elizabeth Carlson, Global Head of Sustainability at McDermott, will present on measuring 'Capex' emissions in oil and gas facilities.
Natural gas can have an important role to play in a low-emissions future, with clear benefits when compared with other fossil fuels, particularly in terms of climate impact and air quality improvements, if methane emissions are controlled across the gas value chain.
Howard J. Herzog, Senior Research Engineer in the MIT Energy Initiative, will present his perspectives on carbon capture and storage.
The results of Ipieca's annual Sustainability reporting survey are now available.
This fact sheet on provides a high-level overview of how companies in the oil and gas sector can define, assess and respond to water risks.
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.
Health leading performance indicators data from Ipieca and IOGP members for 2019.Sustainable finance - non-financial disclosure for the oil and gas sector and EU taxonomy in practice (Part two)
Part two of the Ipieca-IOGP sustainable finance webinar series will update participants on the recently adopted EU Taxonomy Regulation, which covers non-financial disclosures for large businesses, including oil and gas companies.
This webinar provides an overview of the 'Reuse of produced water from the onshore oil and gas industry' fact sheet, outlining opportunities and challenges for reusing produced water, with examples from Ipieca members Total, Occidental and Shell.
This technical support document describes how to manage all the required onshore activities when dealing with an oil spill.
This webinar will update participants on worldwide sustainable finance initiatives, explain their potential impacts on the oil and gas industry, and explore the latter's role in this area.
Dr. Tidjani Niass of Saudi Aramco will introduce and propose the circular carbon economy as a pragmatic, alternative development model based on a more efficient use of natural resources.
The webinar will cover the genesis and state of play of the Net Zero Teesside project that aims to facilitate the first decarbonised industrial cluster in the UK.
As part of Ipieca's Strategy Review, Ipieca sought input from its key stakeholders through an online survey and a stakeholder dialogue. This report provides a summary of the panel discussion.
This position paper explores how the pandemic is impacting mental health, mental health threat factors, their business-related impacts and prevention and mitigation measures.
Hydrogen is a flexible energy carrier that produces low greenhouse gas emissions, and could be used across a range of energy-intensive sectors: electricity generation; transport; heat and cooling for industrial, business and private residential use. It also has energy storage potential. Natural gas coupled with CCS may offer an affordable and scalable option for the provision of hydrogen as a global energy carrier.
Ipieca has released its 2019 Annual Review. The Review looks at Ipieca's key achievements during 2019, and some of the key milestones throughout our 45 years of history.
Ipieca has developed a new fact sheet on evaluating the opportunities and challenges of reusing produced water for the onshore oil and gas industry.Environmental and social good practice for the energy transition: a compendium of Ipieca good practices
This document highlights Ipieca guidance and tools which can help alternative energy developers advance the environmental and social performance of their projects and operations.
Ipieca, API and IOGP have released the fourth edition of the Sustainability reporting guidance for the oil and gas industry.
During the webinar, Ipieca asks key stakeholders to share their views on how the oil and gas industry can play a role in the energy transition, and what can Ipieca do to support this, as well as how Ipieca can ensure that environmental and social performance continue as key levers of the energy transition.
The report includes each speakers' insights on the technologies, actions and pathways required to achieve the energy transition and recommendations for how Ipieca, its members and the industry can accelerate their development.
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.
Ipieca has partnered with IOGP to develop new guidance on managing health in the oil and gas industry.
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.
In this webinar co-hosted by ICMM and Ipieca, presenters from the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Total, Rio Tinto and Base Toliara will share experiences and suggestions for gender-responsive due diligence in extractive industries projects.
The 2019 results of Ipieca's annual Sustainability reporting survey are now available.
The publication is designed to provide guidance for stakeholders across the marine fuels and shipping industries, from fuel blenders and suppliers to end users.
Ipieca has released a new awareness brief, Exploring low-emissions pathways for transport which builds on the 2016 Ipieca publication Exploring low-emission pathways: Advancing the Paris Puzzle.
Ipieca has released updated guidance on oil spill preparedness and response.
Many Ipieca member companies have for a number of years been successfully reducing gas flaring, which is the combustion of natural gas produced as a by-product of petroleum production operations. Although flaring reduction makes good environmental and business sense, there is still a stubbornly high level of routine flaring globally.
Health leading performance indicators data from Ipieca and IOGP members for 2018.
Ipieca has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to develop a shared understanding of the implications of the UN SDGs for the oil and gas industry and how the industry can most effectively contribute.Delivering low-greenhouse gas intensity crude oil with carbon capture and storage - a technical and policy perspective
According to many projections, including the IEA Sustainable Development Scenario, oil and gas are likely to power the world's transport and industry, and provide feedstocks for petrochemicals for decades to come. As part of the transitions underway to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement, could industry develop an enhanced oil recovery process whereby more CO2 is captured and stored underground than is released into the atmosphere from production and use?
The new guidance aims to assist practitioners in identifying the typical steps necessary for the oil and gas industry when negotiating and structuring agreements with communities.
Our second Ipieca CCS webinar of 2019 will explore the value of CCS to society.
Ipieca has developed a series of practical guidance and tools on managing labour rights to support practitioners in addressing potential human rights impacts and issues, particularly in the industry's supply chain. These resources have three aims:
The theme for this year's review 'Collaborating to drive change', reflects the strength of our membership to advance the performance of the oil and gas industry by working collaboratively together and with stakeholders.
This document aims to assist community relations managers in planning their community liaison teams and recruiting community liaison officers (CLOs).
The guidance provides an overview of the issues around fatigue with a focus on developing, implementing and evaluating a fatigue risk management system.
This awareness brief provides the context and purpose behind Ipieca's work on company and supply chain labour rights.
This guidance document covers considerations on responsible recruitment and employment in the oil and gas industry.
This document provides guidance on the design and implementation of an on-site labour rights assessment, outlining approaches for conducting an on-site audit and assessment of contractors following contract commencement.
This document provides guidance on developing and implementing effective worker grievance mechanisms across oil and gas workplaces and project sites.
This awareness briefing aims to ensure that the benefits and limitations of scenario analysis tools, and disclosure of their use, are clearly understood.
This document provides a summary of the 2019 Ipieca-IOGP guidance on managing health in the oil and gas industry.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is likely to be critical for meeting the aims of the Paris Agreement. It is an essential component of the energy transition process and the transformation of the global energy system during the 21st century.
This new fact sheet explores the scale-up and deployment of CCS in more detail and presents a series of facts about the necessary development of this technology.
This report was developed to share guidance with those interested in understanding subsea well response competency and the skills that sit within it.
Ipieca has been engaged in a collaborative industry effort to establish good practice approaches for oil and gas companies working on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).
The BES Fundamentals guidance document which brings together information essential to informing BES strategy development and decision making at the corporate level ...
Health leading performance indicators data from Ipieca and IOGP members for 2017.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a key technology in transforming the energy system and moving towards the long-term temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. However, there are several barriers preventing it from expanding more swiftly.
Social performance tools
A joint UNDP, IFC, Ipieca and ICMM side event summary
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.
The report highlights some of the opportunities and challenges to decarbonize the transport sector, the importance of reducing emissions from agriculture and land use ...
Ipieca has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to develop a shared understanding of the implications of the UN SDGs for the oil and gas industry and how the industry can most effectively contribute.
Health leading performance indicators data from Ipieca and IOGP members for 2016.
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.
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 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.
Checklist for medical emergency response planning for the oil and gas industry.
This Good Practice Guide (GPG) builds on two reports, the first produced on behalf of the Ipieca-IOGP OSR-JIP...
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.
In 2016 Ipieca conducted its biennial reporting survey to assess the use of the Ipieca, API and IOGP Oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting across the industry, uptake of other reporting frameworks, and understand overall reporting trends. The survey also explored ways that companies use sustainability reports and how they add value. The survey was sent to Ipieca members as well as other oil and gas companies.
The survey is designed to assess the sustainability reporting practices of oil and gas companies...
This publication builds on Ipieca's 2015 Paris Puzzle, providing perspective on the common elements and enablers of pathways to meet a low-emissions future.
Ipieca held a workshop - Making CCS fly - that brought together more than 50 participants from across the oil and gas sector and expert communities to discuss the role, barriers and opportunities presented by CCS.
In-situ burning (ISB) is the controlled combustion or burning of hydrocarbon vapours...
An example of Shell's implementation of the Ipieca Water Management Framework in their operations, with the case study of a water risk assessment in the pre-deal phase of a project in North Africa.
The oil and gas industry operates in many locations where people live and work together in close quarters...
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) / Shell.
Oman -Since 2011, a third of produced water from the Nimr oil feed in Oman has been treated in a purposely built reed bed facility.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.
Health leading performance indicators data from Ipieca and IOGP members for 2015.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.
At Shell's Groundbirch venture, British Columbia, the local area is prone to water shortages. In order to minimise freshwater use, Shell and the City of Dawson Creek ...
This publication highlights Ipieca's accomplishments during 2015
This publication highlights Ipieca's accomplishments during 2017.
This guide defines and outlines the purpose and value of health impact assessments within the oil and gas industry...
This document sets out the important factors to be considered when contemplating the clean-up of an oiled shoreline... (Revision 2016)
At sea containment and recovery is the controlled encounter and collection of oil from the water's surface. (Revision 2016)
Good practice guidelines for incident management and emergency response personnel. (Revision 2016)
Most large, well-known oil spills have occurred in the marine environment rather than inland... (Revision 2016)
This document addresses Finding 9 of the OGP Global Industry Response Group (GIRG) report which recommended that industry conduct an assessment of potential exposure based on current Tier 2, Tier 3 and commercial response bases to help inform the potential location of any additional resources required.
BP's Kwinana Refinery in Western Australia is located in an area that has experienced significant reduction in river flows.
In-house water risk assessment tool strengthens Repsol's water management performance
Health leading performance indicators data from Ipieca and IOGP members for 2014.
This document outlines the guidance for the management of biodiversity and ecosystem services impacts, dependencies, risks and opportunities in the oil and gas sector.
Volunteer assistance can prove to be a useful resource for spill response activities, and can provide quick access to a large number of people who often possess useful local knowledge...
The document has been prepared for the Multilateral Financing Institutions Biodiversity Working...
Good practice guidelines for incident management and emergency response personnel (Revision 2016)
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.Methane science, regulations, voluntary initiatives and global expectations: Ipieca virtual workshop summary
On 2 November 2020, Ipieca held a virtual methane workshop. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place during the workshop.Carbon Capture and Storage: A key technology for delivering a low-emissions world (The Paris Puzzle)
Carbon capture and storage: A key technology for delivering a low-emissions world is one piece of the Paris Puzzle...
Effective policy: The driver of results is one piece of the Paris Puzzle - a series of papers intended to address what we see as key components...
A technical support document to accompany the Ipieca-IOGP guidance on wildlife response preparedness
Meeting energy needs: The unique role of oil and gas is one piece of the Paris Puzzle - a series of papers intended to address...
A technical support document to accompany the Ipieca-IOGP guidance on net environmental benefit analysis (NEBA)
Good practice guidelines for incident management and emergency response personnel.
Managing our emissions: Energy conservation and beyond is one piece of the Paris Puzzle - a series of papers intended to address what we see as key components
The Paris Puzzle: The Pathway to a low-emissions future lays out our global membership view on the challenges the world faces in transitioning to a low-greenhouse gas emissions future.
The Ipieca-organized workshop, held in Houston, Texas on 15-16 March 2016, brought together experts from academia, business, governments, and international and non-governmental organizations...
Good practice guidelines for incident management and emergency response personnel.
Good practice guidelines for incident management and emergency response personnel.
This report provides recommended practice for GIS/mapping in support of oil spill response...
This publication highlights Ipieca's accomplishments during 2014.
Natural gas: Into the future is one piece of the Paris Puzzle - a series of papers intended to address what we see as key components of efforts to address climate change...
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)
Dispersant use can be an effective way of minimizing the overall ecological and socio-economic damage, by preventing oil from reaching coastal habitats and shorelines (Revision 2016)
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
While a significant amount of attention surrounding climate change has focused on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, there is growing interest in the role of methane (CH4) and other short-lived climate forcers.
Indigenous Peoples mapping tools: this resource provides an overview of existing tools for mapping the territories of Indigenous Peoples around the world.
Appendices to the joint Ipieca-API document on technical considerations that are important for understanding and calculating GHG emission inventory uncertainty.
This Good Practice Guide is based on the Aerial Observation of Oil Pollution at Sea Operational Guide developed by CEDRE, and provides guidance on the identification and observation (Revision 2016)
Overview of international instruments on FPIC: this document brings together key international
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.
Tiered Preparedness and Response is recognised as the basis on which to establish a robust oil spill preparedness and response framework. (Revision 2016)
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 verifiedCapabilities and uses of sensor and video - equipped waterborne surveillance-ROVs for subsea detection and tracking of oil spills.
This report provides a summary and analysis of the current ROV fleet...
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
The document provides an overview of the key concepts and solutions in oiled wildlife response preparedness, and explains how a higher level of integrated preparedness can be achieved. (Revision 2016)
This awareness briefing provides an overview of water management in the onshore development and production of oil and gas from shale.
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.
An effective incident management requires the ability to establish command and controlâi.e. to move the management of the response from the initial reactive
Health leading performance indicators data from Ipieca and IOGP members for 2013.
This document provides guidance on constructing an exercise programme that is suitable for meeting an organization's or facility's requirements in training for spills associated with oil exploration (Revision 2016)
Statoil, an international energy company, expanding activities
within shale oil and gas in a sustainable manner
The report explores some of the major themes impacting the SLCFs discussion, and aims to: Identify and understand the effects on warming, precipitation, and air ...
Shaping water management plans to meet local risks. Eni corporate worldwide oil and gas, petrochemical, refining and engineering operations.
ConocoPhillips undertakes the first pilot of the tool at the Surmont 1 Oil Sands development in Canada.
The glossary aims to support the industry and other stakeholders in the use of consistent terminology, and to improve confidence in understanding and managing methane emission sources to further improve performance in reducing methane emissions.
The Human Rights Training Tool (3rd edition) enables oil and gas companies to develop a better understanding of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and key human rights issues relevant for the industry.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.
Over the past year, the concepts of 'unburnable carbon', 'stranded assets' and a 'carbon bubble' have been promoted by a number of groups, gaining the attention of investors, academics and the media.
In 2014, UNEP-WCMC (United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre) and Ipieca, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social
Ipieca has published the report of its 40th Anniversary conference held in London on 3 April 2014.
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.An assessment of surface surveillance capabilities for oil spill response using airborne remote sensing
This report focuses on identifying capabilities and gaps associated with surveillance monitoring from aircraft, covering both surveillance platforms and sensors. The report then conducts an assessment of the capabilities of the technology for OSR and provides findings for enhanced use of the technology by the industry.
The Oil Spill Industry Project (JIP) technical report (Revision 2016)
A manual for implementing operational-level grievance mechanisms and designing corporate frameworks.
Good practice guidelines for incident management and emergency response personnel (Revision 2016)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 respondersAn assessment of surface surveillance capabilities for oil spill response using satellite remote sensing
This report provides an assessment of satellite surveillance for oil spill response and focuses on identifying capabilities and gaps associated with surveillance monitoring from satellites. The report focuses on the surveillance capabilities of satellites, considering both the intrinsic capabilities and the practical and operational capabilities of sensors
The Oil Spill Industry Project (JIP) technical report (Revision 2016)
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.Capabilities and uses of sensor-equipped ocean vehicles for subsea and surface detection and tracking of oil spills
This report evaluates a range of oil detection sensors and oceanographic vehicles and their overall compatibility for detecting and tracking oil in water. Oil detection sensors include in situ contact sensors that utilize either direct or indirect sensing methods and surface remote sensors that utilize either passive or active sensing methods. Oceanographic vehicles include autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs), and manned surface vessels.
Responder training is an essential pre-condition for effective oil spill response, which requires personnel who understand... (Revision 2)
In late 2013, Ipieca co-hosted a webinar and workshop with the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) focused on water risk assessment tools, including the Ipieca Global Water Tool (GWT) for Oil and Gas, a customised version of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Global Water Tool, the GEMI Local Water Tool (LWT)
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.
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 Timeline Tool assists professionals planning extractive projects in coordinating project development calendars, biodiversity impact assessment and management schedules, and financial timelines and milestones.
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.
This product has been developed in partnership with UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) and provides short definitions of over 200 commonly-used biodiversity terms and acronyms. The glossary was developed to support greater consistency in the use of terms and definitions related to biodiversity. The definitions have beenPrevention 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
Ipieca is partnering with ICMM, the international Council on Mining & Metals and The Equator Principle Association in a Cross-Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI). This forum is enabling cross-industry learning on the use of the biodiversity mitigation hierarchy, and the application of biodiversity offsets.
As responses to climate change impacts extend beyond greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mitigation, governments and companies increasingly recognize the need to integrate adaptation planning and implementation into balanced risk management strategies
A document detailing the planning principles of ensuring a robust dispersant logistics and supply chain during an incident.
Mittelplate oil field, operated by RWE Dea AG (Mittelplate Consortium: 50% RWE Dea AG and 50% Wintershall Holding GmbH)
The Oil Spill Industry Project (JIP) technical report (Revision 2016)
A technical support document to accompany the Ipieca-IOGP guidance on surface and subsurface dispersant
Natural gas is experiencing a period of strong growth. Significantly increased resource estimates, and improvements in production and transport technologies have led to an expanding role in energy supply
This product highlights the interface between the management of biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) and water issues throughout upstream onshore oil and gas operations, and outlines the key management steps for identifying and assessing both dependencies and potential impacts of operations on BES, and water risks
The Oil Spill Joint Industry Project (JIP) technical report (Revision 2016)
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)
This informative document was developed primarily for external stakeholders. It outlines why it is important for the oil and gas industry to save energy and describes key actions being taken, including: ...
This case study is about the Oil Sands Leadership Initiative (OSLI), a collaboration of oil sands developers in Canada who undertook to demonstrate enhanced environmental
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 case study explains how Sakhalin Energy developed a comprehensive monitoring and mitigation programme in order to reduce risks that offshore oil and gas development couldProtecting marine turtles, cetaceans, and West African manatees as part of a Biodiversity Action Plan
Angola LNG partners with the Wildlife Conservation Society while building a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant near the city of Soyo, Angola. Chevron case study.
The publication defines and explains many of the terms commonly used at the climate change negotiations and other meetings.
Natural gas transportation pipeline system operated by PERU LNG in the Peruvian Andes, Hunt Oil
Widespread deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) requires addressing remaining knowledge gaps and implementation barriers. Resolving these involves a portfolio of activities including research and development, demonstration projects, and developing
Peru LNG operations consist of a 408km natural gas transportation pipeline that traverses many diverse landscapes and ecosystems. This case study explains how a Biodiversity ActionPromoting the conservation of marine ecology by monitoring whale sharks and biodiversity in the Arabian Gulf
This case study details the work of Maersk Oil Qatar to monitor and protect marine ecology at the Al Shaheen oil field
This case study explains the ecosystem mapping project Repsol have undertaken at the Teak-Samaan-Poui (TSP) block located off the southeast coast of Trinidad.
This case study details a quarantine management programme set up by Chevron Australia on Barrow Island, where the largest onshore oilfield in Australia
This case study outlines a successful western gray whale research and monitoring programme, co-sponsored by Exxon Neftegas Limited (ENL), a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation.Demonstrating no net loss by integrating biodiversity management into operational practices based on sound science
The Ecuadorian Amazon is one of the most sensitive natural environments where eni operates.Uncharted wilderness: a detailed program for protecting biodiversity while developing LNG infrastructure
A detailed program for protecting biodiversity while developing liquefied natural gas infrastructure in one of the world's lease explored regions
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.
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).
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.
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
Sensitivity maps convey essential information to those responding to oil spills by identifying the sites of coastal resources and environmentally-sensitive areas. (Revision 2016)
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.
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.
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 rightsGreenhouse gas emissions reportingPerspectives on voluntary and regulatory reporting mechanisms, and emerging changes in practice
"Greenhouse gas emissions reporting: Perspectives on voluntary and regulatory regimes" provides a summary of the themes heard at the 2011 Ipieca workshop. It is aimed at everyone who has an interest in greenhouse gas reporting and the requirements it places on companies.
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).
These local content case studies were published alongside the second edition of Ipieca's 2016 publication Local content: A guidance document for the oil and gas industry.Life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of transportation fuels: issues and implications for unconventional fuel sources
The effectiveness and efficiency of regulatory and other policy approaches intended to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels can hinge on the fuel life-cycle analysis (LCA). This report provides a summary of the workshop of the same name, convened in September 2010
A compare-and-contrast analysis of public studies
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.
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.
Food and water safety is of paramount importance for effective functioning of the oil and gas industry. All sectors of the industry, from frontier exploration and production locations, to retail operations, are potentially at risk.
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.
This guidance document aims to address the question of how to create successful and sustainable community investments and how to measure their success. Social investment (SI) programmes are defined as the voluntary contributions companies make to the communities and broader societies where they operate, with the objective of benefiting external stakeholders, typically through the transfer of skills or resources.
Indicators for the health performance of the industry are a necessary part of effective health management and the promotion of improvements in health performance. Currently there is no globally applied set of performance indicators within the oil and gas industry. This document updates the 1999 OGP publication Health Performance Indicators (Report 6.78/290) in the context of recently agreed guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting (API/Ipieca, 2005) and the growth of health management standards. It builds on that early guidance to provide a more practical and detailed set of stand-alone health indicators.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.
This document discusses the various aspects of emissions from shipping activities, such as current and proposed legislation, types and sources of emissions, as well as abatement strategies and their consequences, and stakeholders and their respective views.
This document provides an introduction to health risk assessment (HRA) processes as well as a CD-based template giving examples of HRA specific implementation.
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.
International cooperation will be critical if society is to efficiently manage the risks posed by global climate change. This workshop considered the future of international policy architectures to manage climate change risk.
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.
The objectives and activities of OSPRI are explained in this short briefing paper.
This document is intended to provide a set of resources for oil & gas industry professional tasked with formulating policy and implementing best practices across their organisations.
In April 2003, Ipieca hosted an international stakeholder dialogue, facilitated by Business for Social Responsibility. This two-day dialogue brought together an equal number of industry representatives and stakeholders ranging from non-governmental organizations
The goal of this workshop was to advance understanding of the role of CO2 capture and geological storage, and strategies to improve its performance and prospects. This booklet summarizes the discussions and presentations made at the workshop.
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