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IOGP Pulse – December 2020

Welcome to Pulse

What an extraordinary year 2020 has been: one in which IOGP’s Committees achieved exceptional improvements for our industry in the face of exceptional challenges. In this edition of Pulse, we look at some 2020 achievements, review our first virtual EGM, welcome our new Executive Director, Iman Hill, and say ‘Thank you’ to her predecessor Gordon Ballard.

We hope you enjoy the read. On behalf of the entire IOGP Team, we wish you a safe and joyful season and all the best for 2021!


Ritva Westendorf-Lahouse and Danny Walsh

IOGP Communications

Welcome Iman – Thank you Gordon!

On 1 December IOGP welcomed Iman Hill as its new Executive Director. She is succeeding Gordon Ballard, who will step down at the end of the year, following his five-year tenure.

“I am full of ideas”

Interview with the Association’s new Executive Director, Iman Hill

IOGP’s 2020 EGM – a virtual tour d’horizon

On 18th and 19th November, the Association showcased the exceptional work of its Committees in IOGP’s first virtual Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)

More Personnel News

Effective January 2021, Adri Postema, currently JIP33 Programme Director, will become the Association’s Engineering Director. In this capacity, Adri will be responsible for IOGP’s Standards, Subsea, Geomatics, and Metocean Committees, as well as continuing his role with JIP33.

2020: A year of close collaboration

There is a lot to say about 2020. And the first thoughts that spring to mind are most probably not the most positive. The pandemic’s impacts have been severe. Still, as the year draws to a close, it is worth remembering how much IOGP’s Members achieved in 2020, despite COVID-19 constraints.

Process safety:  the fundamental things apply

By following the 10 process safety fundamentals outlined in IOGP Report 638 – Process Safety Fundamentals, frontline workers can eliminate fatal or high severity safety events.

Europe: 57 industry leaders call for enhancing gas’ contribution to decarbonization

On 19 October, 57 CEOs and representatives from the gas value chain – including IOGP and several of our Member Companies – sent a letter to EU institutions, calling for a Sustainable Finance policy framework that enables the contribution of gas to decarbonization efforts.

JIP33 – Standardizing Procurement Specifications – our 2020

The JIP33 programme has had an extremely productive year. We’ve reached some major milestones this year: more than doubling the amount of published specifications, setting up our second delivery centre in Houston, and establishing the EPC Partner Group, which now has 11 members.

Year of Renewal for CFIHOS

Looking back on the CFIHOS programme in 2020, by Peter Townsend

Let’s talk about offshore structures

In November, IOGP ran two successful technical webinars, attracting over 300 attendees per session.

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