Our main Committees and groups

Energy Transition Directorate Committees and groups

Carbon Capture, Transportation, and Storage Committee

Chair: Ola Miljeteig, Equinor
Vice Chairs: Brian Chase, Chevron; Jamie White, ExxonMobil; Sara Raurich, TotalEnergies
Director: Dr Faye Gerard
Manager: Kevin Spencer

Launched in 2022, the Carbon Capture, Transportation, and Storage Committee will focus on accelerating the standardization of CCS to improve its cost, scheduling, and safety, thus ensuring widespread implementation of CCS. It will collaborate with other associations working in the climate change space, as well as with international and regional regulators and standards organizations.

Technical Steering

Carbon T&S

CO2 Capture Evaluation

Low Carbon Operational Efficiency Committee

Chair: Andy Best, bp; Krish Ravishankar, Oxy
Director: Dr Faye Gerard
Manager: Dario Buccellato

Launched in 2022, the Low Carbon Operational Efficiency Committee will focus on decreasing CO2 emissions and methane intensity in upstream operations. It will coordinate its efforts with global industry groups including OGCI, Ipieca, API, EI, MGP, and GGFR.

Energy Transition Metrics

Electrification Technology Deployment Catalogue

Energy Efficiency Compendium

Energy Efficiency Operational Best Practices

Flares & Vents Database venting situations

Flares & Vents Minimize/avoid flaring RP

Methane Emissions

Engineering Directorate Committees and groups

Engineering Leadership Council

Chair: Wade Maxwell, ExxonMobil

The Engineering Leadership Council is a permanent advisory body reporting to the IOGP Management Committee. It brings together the heads of engineering from the 12 funding members of JIP33 to drive a collaborative engineering agenda.

The ELC is now examining more initiatives to support other relevant, strategic topics within the engineering arena such as low carbon and digitalization.

Digital Transformation Committee

Chair: Rob Kelly, bp
Vice Chairs: Keith Johnston, Chevron; Milenija Stojkovic Helgesen, Equinor
Director: Sajeev Menon
Manager: Lucyna Kryla-Straszewska

The Digital Transformation Committee coordinates
the various digital transformation initiatives and
builds capability for the oil and gas industry.

Industry value is created by enabling data interoperability
that transforms existing workflows and creates new,
industry-wide business models.

Change Management and Strategic Communication (CMEG)

Digital Skills (DSEG)

Digital Platforms (DPEG)

Opportunities Screening (OSEG)

Geomatics Committee

Chair: Yen Puasa, Shell
Vice Chair: Walter Jardine, independent
Director: Sajeev Menon
Manager: Lucyna Kryla-Straszewska

The purpose of the Geomatics Committee is to provide advocacy, knowledge sharing and guidance, data exchange formats and models, test data, and geodetic parameters.

Geomatics is essential throughout the field lifecycle, from exploration to retirement, to prevent potential significant impact on business and HSSE.



Geophysical Operations

Remote Sensing

Surveying & Positioning

4D Seismic Survey Guidelines

Comprehensive Standard Legend (CSL)

Drilling Hazard Site Survey (DHSS) Revision

GeoRepository Support

Geospatial Integrity of Geoscience Software (GIGS) Support

Offshore Infrastructure Survey Data Model (OISDM)

Industry Technical Specification for Fundamental Surface Survey Sensors

P Formats Revision

Seabed Survey Data Model Revision (SSDM) Revision

Unified Symbology for Data Models

Standards Committee

Chair: Cecilie A Haarseth, ExxonMobil
Vice Chair: Lokesh Kalra, Chevron; Rolf Hanekamhaug, Equinor
Director: Sajeev Menon
Manager: Sze Wei Kan

The Standards Committee’s aim is to improve the safety and integrity of capital facilities and lower their lifecycle cost profiles. It does this by promoting and enabling the creation of a single set of international standards that can be recognized globally and used locally worldwide.



Information Standards

Instrument & Automation

Materials & Corrosion


Offshore Structures

Piping & Valves



Electrical Control & Power Management Systems

Non Metallics

Normally Unattended Facilities (NUF)

Offshore Cranes


Offshore Structures Specifications

Process Instruments for Low Carbon applications

Requirements Digitalization

RP 547 Update

Standards Landscape

Subsea Committee

Chair: Roald Sirevaag, Equinor
Director: Sajeev Menon
Manager: Diana Khatun

The Subsea Committee improves HSSE performance and contributes to value creation by focusing on subsea hardware and controls, SURF (subsea facilities from tubing hanger to boarding valve, umbilicals, risers, and flowlines) and the underwater portions of export systems, including pipelines, risers, and isolation valves.

Flexible Pipes

Remote Inspection

Thermoplastic Composite Pipe

Subsea CCS

Environment Directorate Committees and groups

Decommissioning Committee

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

The Decommissioning Committee shares international experience and good practice to influence the development and implementation of decommissioning policy and guidance worldwide. We aspire to create a global collaboration framework for decommissioning.



Asset Retirement Obligations

Comparative assessment

FPSO Decommissioning

Methane/Wells P&A

Environment Committee

Chairs: Charlie Wood, Shell; Khomsan Lertwiriyaprapa, PTTEP
Director: Harvey Johnstone
Manager: Ezzaini Ramli
Committee Coordinator: James Gordon Ballard

The Environment Committee shares and develops knowledge of the environmental impacts of the oil and gas industry to improve operational practices. The Environment Committee also coordinates and advocates for the exploration and production industry on environmental issues of international significance

Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services Working Group


Environmental Data

Environment Regional Seas

Sound & Marine Life



Environmental Data Strategic Review



Risk-Based Assessment for Produced Water


Metocean Committee

Chair: Oliver Jones, bp
Vice Chairs: Amy Guan, Chevron; Oleg Esenkov, ExxonMobil; Jason McConochie, Shell
Director: Harvey Johnstone
Manager: Birgitta Visser

The Metocean Committee encourages a better understanding of the value of meteorology and applied physical oceanography, and promotes better awareness and use of the best practical metocean techniques in facility design and operations.

Australia Metocean

West Africa Metocean

Climate Change Workshop (2023)

Current Processes

Extreme Weather

Offshore Wind

Regional Hindcast

Standards & Guidelines

Europe Directorate Committees and groups

European Board

Chair: Dawn Summers, WintershallDea

The European Board was established to give IOGP Europe a more ‘political’ dimension, high-level strategic guidance, and boost visibility. IOGP Europe’s purpose is to work constructively with policymakers over the coming years to turn the Green Deal’s general orientations into enabling policy measures that are inclusive, fair and cost-effective without compromising on climate ambition.

European Committee

Chair: Olav Syversen, Equinor
Vice Chairs: Nikolaas Baeckelmans, ExxonMobil; Aneta Wilmanska, Orlen S.A.
Director: François-Régis Mouton
Manager: Nareg Terzian

The European Committee represents the interests of IOGP Members by engaging with European policymakers to set the necessary conditions to enable the oil and gas industry to play an optimal role in contributing to the achievement of the EU’s 2050 climate neutrality objective. It is supported by the IOGP Europe office, which specializes in public affairs.

European Policy

European Outreach

European Communications

Supply Clean, Affordable & Secure Energy (SCASE)

Increasing EU’s climate ambition for 2030 & 2050 (30-50)


Financing The Transition (FTI)

EU Environment & Blue Economy (EBE)

Safety Directorate Committees and groups

Health Committee

Chair: Guillermo Gomez, ENI
Vice Chairs: Susanne Schunder-Tatzber, OMV; Kees de Rooij, ExxonMobil
Director: Steve Norton
Manager: Ismaeel Husain
Committee Coordinator: Marinara Rosa

The Health Committee develops scientifically robust,
evidence based guidance and recommendations on
a range of strategic health issues, including occupational,
environmental, and public health. It works towards a
responsible and caring culture that enables people to
perform to the best of their potential.

Occupational Hygiene

Health Performance Indicators (HPI)

Health in the Energy Transition

Mental Health & Leadership

Safety Committee

Chair: Andrew Clarke, bp
Vice Chairs: Tahir Azhibekov, ADNOC; Ualikhan Zhanaissov, NCOC; Kirsty Walker, SLB
Director: Steve Norton
Manager: Ismaeel Husain
: Marinara Rosa

The Safety Committee works to eliminate fatalities from our industry. It enables workplace cultures in which human performance principles are embedded in the design and operation of work environments, leadership sets a tone of trust and inclusion, and the well-being of workforces is a shared imperative. The Committee demonstrates leadership to the industry in using technology to enhance workplace health and safety.


Diving Operations

Geophysical HSSE

Human Factors

Land Transportation

Process Safety

Safety Data

Adoption & Implementation

Contractor Management

Control of Work

Fatality & Permanent Impairment

Life-saving Rules

Process Safety Fundamentals

Process Safety in Design

Risk Assessment Data Directory

Safety Award

Ships Husbandry

Security Committee

Chair: Charlie Weeks, ExxonMobil
Vice Chair: Jamie Jemmeson, ConocoPhillips
Director: Steve Norton
Manager: Diana Khatun

The Security Committee promotes a safe and secure operating environment by mitigating security threats to people, assets, information, operations, and reputation. This is achieved by implementing robust threat and risk assessment processes and minimizing the impact from security-related incidents.

Wells Expert Committee

Chair: Paul Forman, bp
Vice Chair: Alexandre Depiesse, TotalEnergies
Director: Steve Norton
Manager: Diana Khatun

The purpose of the Wells Expert Committee is to improve well operators’ effectiveness throughout the well lifecycle, but particularly during well construction and well work, recognizing that such events pose the highest risk to safety, the environment, and the industry’s licence to operate. Its focus is the prevention and mitigation of high consequence well control events.

Well Control Incidents

Wells Competency & Training

Well Control Systems

Subsea Well Response & Source Control

Pore Pressure Fracture Gradient

Wells Energy Transition Liaison

Well Standards Liaison

Communications Directorate groups

Strategic Communications Panel

Chair: Steve Shaw, bp
Director: Sujatani Poosparajah
Manager: Danny Walsh

Leveraging existing resources and expertise from within Member companies, the Strategic Communications Panel helps ensure a clear, consistent, and compelling voice for IOGP.

On behalf of IOGP’s Management Committee and Members, it assists the Association’s Secretariat in advancing the industry’s reputation, addressing external stakeholders, and those within Member companies and organizations.

Finance and Operations groups

Legal Advisory Panel

Chair: Catherine Marchand Støle, Equinor
Manager: Felicite Robertson

The Legal Advisory Panel endeavours to support IOGP by providing tools, guidelines, and analysis of legal frameworks, existing or future, that are of common relevance to the members of IOGP. 

Legal Advisory Expert Group

Tax Expert Group

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