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Data Series

Data can play a vital role in improving performance. Every year, we collect data on worldwide upstream operations, onshore and offshore, from participating member companies and their contractor employees.

These data cover a range of topics: Occupational safety; Environmental performance; Process safety events; Health management; Land transport safety; Aviation safety

The data then form the basis for annual reports that provide trend analysis and benchmarking and identify areas and activities that can improve performance.

Areas of activity

Safety performance indicators

The industry’s largest database of safety performance

Environmental performance indicators

The database represents about one third of known hydrocarbon production.

Process safety events

Process safety is a disciplined framework for managing the integrity of operating systems and processes that handle hazardous substances.

Health leading performance indicators

Including two tools to assess health leading performance indicators within individual companies.

Safety performance indicators

Safety performance indicators

Since 1985, when we started reporting annual trends in upstream safety data, the industry has seen dramatic reductions in the numbers of occupational injuries and fatalities in the workplace.

The result: the industry’s largest database of safety performance, covering participating member company employees and their contractors onshore and offshore.

Our reports analyse results for key indicators by region, function and company:

  • Number of fatalities, fatal accident rate, fatal incident rate
  • Total recordable injury rate, lost time injury frequency
  • Number of lost work day cases and the number of days lost
  • Number of restricted work day cases and the number of restricted work days
  • Number of medical treatment cases

Fatal incidents are analysed by incident category, activity and associated causal factors, and incident descriptions are provided for fatal incidents and high potential events.

Safety performance indicators reports are available at the bookstore.

Environmental performance indicators

Environmental performance indicators

We have collected and published environmental data from our member companies on an annual basis since 2001. The database now represents about one third of known hydrocarbon production.

The objective of this programme has been to:

  • Allow member companies to compare their performance with other companies in the sector
  • Increase transparency of industry operations

The reports aggregate information at both global and regional levels, expressed within six environmental indicator categories:

  • Gaseous emissions
  • Energy consumption
  • Flaring
  • Aqueous discharges
  • Non-aqueous drilling fluids retained on cuttings discharged to sea
  • Spills of oil and chemicals

Environmental performance indicators reports are available at the bookstore.

Health leading performance indicators

Health leading performance indicators

IOGP and IPIECA have developed two tools to assess health leading performance indicators within individual companies. These enable performance comparison between different parts of a company and between participating companies.

The health leading performance indicators report illustrates the results submitted by participating companies for both tools and includes actual anonymous results for the year by company, trends over time and the potential benefits to health management in the industry.

Participation involves a self-assessment of the company’s performance in relation to standardized statements about the level of implementation of the company’s own health management systems.

Unlike other performance indicators, the data encompass both upstream and downstream activities.

Health performance indicators reports are available at the bookstore.

Process safety events

Process safety events

Process safety is a disciplined framework for managing the integrity of operating systems and processes that handle hazardous substances. It relies on good design principles, engineering and operating and maintenance practices.

The process safety events (PSE) data are based on the numbers of Tier 1 and Tier 2 process safety events reported by participating OGP member companies, separately for:

  • Onshore and offshore
  • Drilling and production
  • Activities
  • Consequences
  • Material released

The data are normalized against work hours associated with drilling and production work hours to provide PSE rates.

Process safety event reports are available at the bookstore.