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IOGP Pulse – September 2020

Welcome back to IOGP’s Pulse. We hope you will enjoy reading about the Association’s new Executive Director, the winner of this year’s Outstanding Young Professional Award, the revised IOGP-IPIECA Report 254 – Environmental management in the upstream oil and gas industry, and much more news from the global oil and gas industry.


IOGP Communications Team

IOGP welcomes Iman Hill as new Executive Director

IOGP has appointed Iman Hill to be its new Executive Director, effective 1 December 2020. She will be succeeding Gordon Ballard, who will step down at the end of 2020, following his five-year tenure. Iman is a Petroleum Engineer with 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and has held leadership roles at

David Ochanda wins 2020 Outstanding Young Professional Award

This year’s winner of the IOGP Outstanding Young Professional Award (OYPA) is David Ochanda, Biodiversity Coordinator with Total, Uganda.  “David’s commitment is a prime example for leadership, innovation, and impact. His work takes our industry’s environmental awareness to the next level.  It’s a well-deserved win,” said Fawaz Bitar, IOGP Chair, at the opening ceremony of

3 questions … for David Ochanda, winner of the 2020 IOGP Outstanding Young Professional Award

It goes without saying that this edition’s “3 questions …” interview is with Total’s David Ochanda, winner of the 2020 IOGP Outstanding Young Professional Award. The Jury was deeply impressed by your efforts to raise awareness for the importance of biodiversity when operating in highly sensitive areas. How did you achieve that? From the very

“Contrary to popular belief, the sector is taking its responsibilities seriously and has been for some time.”

You’d be forgiven for believing CO2 is the biggest threat to global climate security, but there are other greenhouse gasses that pose a similar, if not higher, threat. Offshore Technology spoke with IOGP’s Environment Director, Wendy Brown, about the industry’s role in cutting methane emissions in the face of recent critical studies. The full article

Environmental management in the upstream oil and gas industry

Since 1997, IOGP’s Report 254 – Environmental management in the upstream oil and gas industry, has been the go-to guide for good practice throughout the lifecycle of upstream projects.  IOGP has collaborated with IPIECA to update Report 254 to reflect the innovations and improvements in technology and practices the industry has developed in the past

3 new reports tackle land transportation safety

Driving-related incidents are historically the single largest cause of fatalities in IOGP member company operations. The Association has recently published three new reports to help reduce driving-related injuries and fatalities for its member companies and the oil and gas industry in general. IOGP Report 365 – Land transportation safety recommended practice Report 365 is the

IOGP and IPIECA launch new Shoreline response programme guidance

IOGP and IPIECA have published the Shoreline response programme guidance, a technical support document that describes how to manage all the required onshore activities when dealing with an oil spill. Its guidance covers oiled shoreline assessment surveys, technical-decision making related to spill treatment options, incident monitoring, post treatment inspection, and stakeholder engagement. Drawing on a

IOGP invited to participate in EastMed Gas Forum’s Industry Advisory Committee

Further to IOGP’s European Directorate discussions with the Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry of Cyprus, the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy, IOGP has been invited to join the East Mediterranean Gas Forum’s (EMGF) Gas Industry Advisory Committee (GIAC). The EMGF welcomed IOGP’s interest in joining

CFIHOS explained

CFIHOS (Joint Industry Programme 36) aims to make information handover quicker, easier and safer for operators, contractors, equipment manufacturers and suppliers by using standardised specifications and change the way that projects and facilities manage their data. The goal of CFIHOS is to give you the tools to get the right information to start, operate, maintain

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