The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) is the voice of the global upstream industry. Oil and gas continue to provide a significant proportion of the world’s energy to meet growing demands for heat, light and transport.
Our Members produce more than a third of the world’s oil and gas. They operate in all producing regions: the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the Caspian, Asia and Australia.
We serve industry regulators as a global partner for improving safety, environmental and social performance. We also act as a uniquely upstream forum in which our Members identify and share knowledge and good practices to achieve improvements in health, safety, the environment, security and social responsibility.
We provide guidance, collect data and publish performance indicators on a range of topics – environmental performance, health management, occupational safety and process safety events. These reports are freely available.
Our safety alert system allows organizations to share information on serious incidents, both actual and potential.
Our Life-Saving Rules and supporting materials raise awareness among upstream operators of those activities that are most likely to result in fatalities. The Rules also outline the simple actions individuals can take to protect themselves and others.
Our report on Shaping safety culture through safety leadership encourages managers at all levels need to act as safety leaders. It is one of our most popular publications, with the highest number of downloads and 2000 hard copies shipped.
IOGP manages a number independently-financed joint industry projects.These include: Sound & Marine life; Arctic Oil Spill Response and Offshore Structures.
In 2010 we formed the Global Industry Response Project (GIRG) in response to Macondo, Montara and other deep water incidents. The GIRG project required significant financial and human resources and took over a year. Three teams, with over 100 technical experts and senior managers, focused on three key areas – prevention, intervention and response. This project led to the creation of Subsea Well Response and the Oil Spill Response projects.
1974: founded as the E&P Forum, in London, UK.
1986: began to address the internationalization of upstream engineering standards
1987: published our first comprehensive collection on global safety performance indicators, covering the period 1984-1986.
1992: opened Brussels office in August 1992.
1993: became an official observer with the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO)
1994: produced Guidelines for the development and application of health, safety and environmental management systems
Mid-1990s: joined OSPAR
1997: produced a set of principles for determining the social as well as environmental impact of E&P operations on local communities
1999: became the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP)
2000: published a set of strategic health principles and guidelines to provide a basis for incorporating workforce and community health considerations into project upstream project planning and management
2002: joined forces with IPIECA to produce an 80-page report for the World Summit on Sustainable Development focusing on key questions in managing social issues in oil and gas projects
2005: absorbed the European Petroleum Survey Group or EPSG (1986-2005) into our structure
2012: launched Global Industry Response Group (GIRG) project
2014: celebrated our 40th anniversary
We are funded by our members.
Any upstream company - private, public or state-owned - is welcome to apply for IOGP membership.
Wherever you go...
Whatever you do… chances are you’re relying on oil and gas for heat, light, power and mobility.
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