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.
10 reasons to join IOGP
- Work with other experts in the industry
- Benefit from representation on and engagement with international bodies
- Help improve the public’s understanding of the industry
- Gain access to an industry platform for debating issues
- Join a diverse and global membership
- Develop industry guidance and good practice through working groups
- Be informed of emerging threats
- Have access to technical data
- Benefit from industry-wide networks and expertise
- Add your voice to the development of technical standards
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: £15,000 p.a. less a 20% discount for the year 2021 only
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.
The European supplement, payable by Members declaring an interest in Europe, is: €68,000 p.a. to cover the cost of running the Brussels office and its associated activity4. Similar to the unit of account, this will also be subject to a 20% discount for the year 2021 only. The European Supplement is also subject to the Production Multiplier, as above, based on global production.
A) Company Member operating in all 7 regions (including Europe), with 4.3 million boe/d production
£15,000 x 7 x 2.0 = £210,000 p.a. plus European Supplement €68,000 x 2.0 = €136,000 p.a. less 20% discount = €108,000
B) Associate Member operating in 4 regions (including Europe), with 0 million boe/d production
£15,000 x 4 x 1.0 x 0.5 = £30,000 p.a. less 20% discount = €24,000 plus European Supplement €68,000 x 1.0 x 0.5 = €34,000 p.a. less 20% discount = €27,200
C) Association Member operating in 1 region (excluding Europe)
£15,000 x 1 x 1.0 = £15,000 p.a. less 20% discount = £12,000
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.