Any upstream company - private, public or state-owned - is welcome to apply for IOGP membership.
Membership is also open to any association – national, regional or international – that already has on its roster at least two IOGP members and is directly concerned with exploration and/or production.
Associate membership is open to companies, other corporate bodies and national institutions that provide oil- and/or gas-field services to companies that qualify for full IOGP membership.
Our Memorandum and Articles of Association and Regulations provide full criteria.
A Member’s fee depend on production levels, geographical spread of upstream interests and incorporate an additional European supplement for Members operating in Europe.
12 benefits of Membership
- Access to advocacy intelligence and industry outreach
- Highly reliable data for benchmarking and decision making
- Drive the standardization of industry practices including procurement efficiencies through JIP33
- Business impact created by adoption of IOGP practices
- Value creation through operational excellence
- Representation in key industry and global meetings and conferences
- Collective engagement with regulators
- Accelerated industry response to societal trends
- Talent development through Committee engagement
- Organizational learning and culture building
- Safe space for confident learning and innovation
- Foresight and thought leadership
There are three membership options available.
Any upstream company – private, public or state-owned – may apply for IOGP membership.
Any association (regional, national or international) of two or more company members and which is directly concerned with exploration and/or production may also be admitted as a member.
Associate membership is open to companies that provide technical field services (excluding support services such as consultancy, transport, catering, and cleaning) to an oil or gas company that is itself qualified to be a member of IOGP.
Members1 pay one unit for each of the following areas in which they have an interest in operations2:
1) Africa, 2) Asia / Australasia, 3) Europe, 4) Middle East, 5) North America, 6) Russia & Central Asia, 7) South & Central America3
The cost of each unit is: £17,880 p.a.
Company Members are categorised into four tiers with the following multipliers defined on the level of company gross BOE global production for the calculation of fees:
|Tier||Global Production||Multiplier (2020)|
|1||including and above 2.0 million boe/d||2.0|
|2||including and above 0.6 million boe/d||1.5|
|3||including and above 0.2 million boe/d||1.25|
|4||all other (including Associations)||1.0|
The Associate Member fee is as above and subject to a multiplier of 0.5 per region.
Association Members pay one unit of account and are subject to the Tier 4 multiplier.
Europe Advocacy & Outreach Contribution
The Europe Advocacy & Outreach Contribution , payable by Members declaring an interest in Europe, is: €79,500 p.a. to cover the cost of running the Brussels office and its associated activity4. The Europe Advocacy & Outreach Contribution is also subject to the Production Multiplier, as above, based on global production.
Energy Transition supplementary fee
This supplementary fee allows us to fund our Energy Transition work program in a nimbler way than initiating a joint industry project.. The fee is based on IOGP production tiers (see above).
The supplementary fee for 2022 will be:
- Tier 1 Members – £60k
- Tier 2 Members – £40k
- Tier 3 Members – £20k
- Tier 4 & Associate Members – £10k
Sister Associations, who are Members, will not need to contribute.
A) Company Member operating in all 7 regions (including Europe), with 4.3 million boe/d production
£17,880 x 7 x 2.0 = £250,320 p.a. plus Europe Advocacy & Outreach Contribution €79,500 x 2.0 = €159,000 p.a.
B) Associate Member operating in 4 regions (including Europe), with 0 million boe/d production
£17,880 x 4 x 1.0 x 0.5 = £35,760 p.a. plus Europe Advocacy & Outreach Contribution €79,500 x 1.0 x 0.5 = €39,750 p.a.
C) Association Member operating in 1 region (excluding Europe)
£17,880 x 1 x 1.0 = £17,880 p.a.
1 For types of Membership please refer to the IOGP Memorandum and Articles of Association and Regulations (p11).
2 Includes Joint Ventures (JVs), licences, etc.
3 For delineation of regions refer to the map in the IOGP Memorandum and Articles of Association and Regulations (p34).
4 Sterling & Euro amounts to be paid into separate accounts.