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- 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.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.
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.
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.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 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.
Ipieca has developed a new fact sheet on evaluating the opportunities and challenges of reusing produced water for the onshore 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.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 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.
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
This awareness briefing provides an overview of water management in the onshore development and production of oil and gas from shale.
Shaping water management plans to meet local risks. Eni corporate worldwide oil and gas, petrochemical, refining and engineering operations.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.
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)
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 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 been
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.
Mittelplate oil field, operated by RWE Dea AG (Mittelplate Consortium: 50% RWE Dea AG and 50% Wintershall Holding GmbH)
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
This case study is about the Oil Sands Leadership Initiative (OSLI), a collaboration of oil sands developers in Canada who undertook to demonstrate enhanced environmentalProtecting 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.Promoting 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 details a quarantine management programme set up by Chevron Australia on Barrow Island, where the largest onshore oilfield in AustraliaDemonstrating 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.
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 Action
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.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 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). 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). The aim of this guide is threefold. Firstly, it explains the relationship between biodiversity, ecosystem services and the oil and gas industry.
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.
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.