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 40% 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.

About us

Committees 2020

An introduction to IOGP’s Committees and their activities

Our purpose



How we are funded

Our members

Our governance

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Our purpose

Our purpose

We are the global voice of our industry, pioneering excellence in safe, efficient and sustainable energy supply – an enabling partner in a low carbon future.


Some accomplishments

  • 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
  • 2010: launched Global Industry Response Group (GIRG) project
  • 2014: celebrated our 40th anniversary


Diving operations

How we are funded

We are funded by our members.

Any upstream company – private, public or state-owned – is welcome to apply for IOGP membership.

Our governance

Our governance

IOGP governance

IOGP’s Management Committee is responsible for the Association’s overall strategy and direction. It provides guidance on policy, work plans, finance and communications and it ensures that we keep to our Articles of Association. It consists of eleven members (including Chair and Vice Chairs). Of these, one represents a major oil industry service company.

  • Chair: Fawaz Bitar, BP
  • Vice-Chair: Kim McHugh, Chevron
  • Vice-Chair: Graham Henley, Shell
  • Trond-Erik Johansen,Conoco-Phillips
  • Roberto Dall’Omo, Eni
  • Carman Mullins, ExxonMobil
  • Iman Hill, IOGP
  • John McDonald, OPITO
  • Mohamed Firouz Asnan, Petronas
  • Khalid Y. Al-Qahtani, Chief Engineer, Saudi Aramco
  • Troels Albrechtsen, TotalEnergies


Our extensive international membership brings with it a wealth of know-how, data and experience. This provides IOGP with extensive technical expertise, organized in a dynamic network of standing committees, subcommittees and task forces (TF). They all report to the Management Committee.

These committees and task forces manage the exchange and dissemination of good practice through publications and events around the world. This work is primarily done by staff of our member organizations, with support from the secretariat.

Committee contacts

Decommissioning Committee

  • Chair: Bert Fokkema, Shell
  • Vice Chair: John Gillies, ExxonMobil; Eduardo Hebert Zacaron Gomes, Petrobras
  • Director: Harvey Johnstone
  • Manager: Ping Teo

Environment Committee

  • Chairs: Peter Oliver, Chevron; Charles Wood, Shell
  • Vice Chairs: Dina Kuykendall, Baker Hughes; Paola Pedroni, Eni
  • Director: Harvey Johnstone
  • Manager: Ezzaini Ramli

EU Committee

  • Chair: Olav Syversen, Equinor
  • Vice Chairs: Nikolaas Baeckelmans, ExxonMobil; Aneta Wilmanska, PGNiG
  • Director: François-Régis Mouton
  • Manager: Nareg Terzian

Geomatics Committee

  • Chair: Frederic Auger, TotalEnergies
  • Vice Chair: Walter Jardine, independent
  • Director: Adri Postema
  • Manager: Lucyna Kryla-Straszewska

Health Committee

  • Chair: Hans Berg, Shell
  • Vice-Chairs: Susanne Schunder-Tatzber, OMV; Guillermo Gomez, Eni
  • Director: Olav Skår
  • Manager: Mariana Carvalho

Metocean Committee

  • Chair: Oliver Jones, bp
  • Vice Chairs: Amy Xiaorui Guan, Chevron; Oleg Esenkov, ExxonMobil; Jason McConochie, Shell
  • Director: Harvey Johnstone
  • Manager: Lucyna Kryla-Straszewska

Safety Committee

  • Chair: Tony Cramp, Shell
  • Vice Chairs: Kirsty Walker, Schlumberger; Andrew Clarke, bp; Eric Roth, INPEX
  • Director: Olav Skår
  • Manager: Mariana Carvalho

Security Committee

  • Chair: Charlie Weeks, ExxonMobil
  • Vice Chair: Jamie Jemmeson, ConocoPhillips
  • Director: Olav Skår
  • Manager: Diana Khatun

Standards Committee

  • Chair: Richard Mortimer, bp
  • Vice Chair: Giorgio Cognigni, Eni; Cecilie A Haarseth, ExxonMobil
  • Director: Adri Postema
  • Manager: Sajeev Menon

Subsea Committee

  • Chair: Roald Sirevaag, Equinor
  • Director: Adri Postema
  • Manager: Diana Khatun

Wells Committee

  • Chair: Paul Forman, bp
  • Vice Chair: Norbert Van Beelen, Shell
  • Director: Olav Skår
  • Manager: Diana Khatun

Secretariat staff

The Secretariat is split between IOGP’s Registered Office in London and Brussels Office. IOGP staff provides management, administrative and technical support to committees and Task Forces.

Secretariat Directors

Iman Hill

Executive Director

Iman is a petroleum engineer with 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. She has held leadership roles at BP, Shell and BG, among others. Her experience has been gained in the Middle East, North and West Africa, South America, the Far East, and the North Sea in diverse settings ranging from onshore to ultra-deep water. She is Egyptian and a mother of five.

François-Régis Mouton

François-Régis Mouton

Regional Director Europe

François-Régis joined IOGP’s secretariat with 30 years of international experience in the oil & gas industry. Prior to joining the Association, he was Vice President for Oil & Gas Advocacy with Total. His career took him from reservoir engineering in Europe and Africa, to gas and power business development in the UK and Northern Europe, a senior advisory role in the World Bank’s Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership, and Total’s European Affairs activities in Brussels.

François-Régis holds a Master’s degree in Reservoir Engineering from the French Institute of Petroleum and is also a graduate of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur.

Olav Skar

Safety Director

Olav was seconded from Shell to IOGP as our safety director in 2019. He brings some 30 years of experience, mainly focused towards Wells activities in diverse and challenging environments. He has held roles from the purely technical through site, team and broader leadership in countries like The Netherlands, UK, New Zealand, Thailand, Norway, Syria, Algeria, Qatar and now in London.

On safety specifically, he believes that systems and tools designed to manage risks are most effective when complemented with respect, care, inclusion and excellence in the planning and execution of our operational tasks.

Olav is proud to be a Visiting Professor with Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. He has contributed as a Trustee with The International Well Control Forum, served on the advisory panel of The International Association of Drilling Contractors and chaired the Oil and Gas UK Wells Forum. He is a long standing member of the SPE.

Harvey Johnstone

Environment Director

Harvey joins IOGP after a 34-year career spanning both the Government and the Oil and Gas Sectors.  Harvey was trained as a screening facilitator in environmental and social screening within the bp Group, aimed at the early identification of environmental and social issues associated with major new projects. He has managed projects and issues in many countries including Australia, Canada, China, Iraq, Oman, Vietnam, Singapore, UK and the USA. Harvey has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Australia and a Certificate in Governance Practice from the Governance Institute of Australia.

Wafik BeydounWafik Beydoun

Director – Americas

He comes to the Association with more than 30 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas sector. Most recently, he was Total’s General Manager and Country Chair in Kuwait. He also currently serves as Chair of the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. Previously, his career included leadership and technical positions in the US, the UK, France,
Angola and the UAE.

Omayma Khan

Communications Director

Omayma Khan has 25 years of industry and development sector experience in strategic communications, corporate responsibility, social risk mitigation and group policy development. Since 2001 she has worked within the oil and gas industry in both corporate and operational roles, advising on community development, external affairs, social policy, NGO relations and campaign management.
She has deep experience in building cross-industry collaboration having Chaired both IPIECA’s Communications Working Group and the OGCI (Oil and Gas Climate Initiative) Communications Task Force.
Currently seconded from bp, Omayma has lead communications for the Safety & Operational Risk, Ethics & Compliance, Legal, and HR functions within her company. Most recently she has supported the Strategy and Sustainability organization.

Concetto Fischetti

Energy Transition Director

Concetto Fischetti has been seconded from Eni, as IOGP’s Energy Transition Director. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1998 and earned the Master in Energy and Environment from “Scuola Mattei”.

Concetto built his competences around oil and gas developments in several major projects in, among others, Egypt, Mozambique, Kashagan and Algeria. In 2017 he was seconded to OGCI CI to support the new appointed CEO on managing the first CCUS (Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage) Project. His OGCI experience also encompassed the role of Engineering Director mainly focussing on methane emissions, CCUS, Energy and Transportation efficiency. In 2019, Concetto re-joined Eni and took over different leading roles.

Secretariat staff


  • Sajeev Menon : Principal Manager – Standards
  • Lucyna Kryla-Straszewska: Senior Manager- Geomatics & Metocean


  • David Harris: Manager- JIP33 Published Specification
  • Nick Ashworth: Senior Project Engineer-JIP33 & Low Carbon
  • Birgitta Visser: Technical Assistant


  • Peter Townson, JIP36 Project Director


  • Ezzaini Ramli : Environment Manager
  • Siew-Ping Teo: Senior Decommissioning Manager


  • Mariana Carvalho: Senior Manager – Health and Safety
  • Diana Khatun: Senior Manager -Security, Subsea & WEC
  • Wendy Poore: Senior Manager- HSSE and Data Management

Energy Transition

  • Dario Buccellato: Energy Transition Manager
  • Kevin Spencer: Project Engineer – CCS

Workforce Energy

  • Evelyn MacLean: Workforce Energy Project Director

Strategy & Planning

  • Ed Walsingham: Head of Strategy & Operations
  • Tom Pearce: Senior Manager- IT & Infrastructure


  • Christine Glorieux: Senior Office manager, Brussels
  • Axel Scheuer: Senior Manager – Policy
  • Maria Karagiannidou-Rosiek: Senior Manager – Policy
  • Iskren Kirilov: Senior Manager – Institutional Relations
  • Nareg Terzian: Senior Manager Strategic Communications & Media
  • Caterina De Matteis: Policy Coordinator
  • Gaetana Manganiello: Policy Officer
  • Emils Lagzdins: Policy Officer
  • Julie Anna MacNamara: Policy Officer
  • Matilde Mattei: Communications Officer
  • Alexander Van Hulle: Policy Officer
  • Maxime Abou Tara: Junior Officer – Institutional Relations
  • Beatrice Pepe: Policy & Administrative Officer, Brussels


  • Danny Walsh: Senior Manager Strategic Communications & Media
  • Alex Segall: Manager – Editorial
  • Nick Tennent: Manager – Creative Design
  • Tosin Oloja: Communications Assistant

Business Management

  • Dianne James: Head of Finance, Membership & Business Services
  • Johana Dunlop: Senior Manager – Membership Engagement
  • Daksha Baldwin: HR Consultant
  • Chloe Boyle: Finanace & Administration Assistant
  • Beth Parsons: Reception and Administration Assistant

Executive Management

  • Louise Brough: Executive Assistant
  • Felicite Robertson: Legal Advisor


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