Structure and governance

IOGP structure, governance and funding.


We are funded by our members. Any upstream company – private, public, or state-owned – is welcome to apply for IOGP membership. We also offer Association, and Associate Member categories of membership.

Board of Directors

IOGP’s Board of Directors 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.

Strategic and advisory groups

IOGP’s Engineering Leadership Council, European Board, Strategic Communications Panel, and Legal Advisory Panel provide strategic advice and guidance.


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 Board of Directors.

These committees and expert groups 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.

Leadership team and Secretariat

The Leadership team and Secretariat is split between IOGP’s offices in our four core regions – Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa. IOGP staff provides management, administrative and technical support to committees, groups, and Joint Industry Programmes.

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