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Safety Leadership in Practice: A Guide for Managers


This report is designed to support senior and/or middle management and supervisors in applying the Safety Leadership Characteristics described in Report 452 and creating a workplace culture that values safety.

Process safety – recommended practice on key performance indicators


This report provides guidance on identifying leading and lagging process safety Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the upstream oil and gas industry.

Life-Saving Rules


With the revision of Report 459, IOGP launches a simplified set of Life-Saving Rules to provide workers in the industry with the actions they can take to protect themselves and their colleagues from fatalities.

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Environmental management in the upstream oil and gas industry


This Report provides a detailed overview of environmental management practices in the upstream oil and gas industry. The primary focus is on managing the risk from potential impacts to the natural environment during exploration and production of oil and gas.

IOGP 437 Sustainability reporting guidance

Sustainability reporting guidance for the oil and gas industry


The  Sustainability reporting guidance for the oil and gas industry is a key tool to help companies shape the structure and content of their sustainability reporting.

Introducing JIP33: Standardizing procurement specifications

JIP33 is making a step-change improvement in the specification, procurement and delivery of equipment for the oil and gas industry, through the use of standardized industry procurement specifications.

New publications

Joint IOGP-IPIECA position on COVID-19 vaccines


This document aims to help companies understand vaccine efficacy and provides guidance for company policy development aimed at achieving high rates of vaccination amongst staff.

Oil spill surveillance planning guidance


A technical support document to accompany the IPIECA-IOGP guidance on oil spill contingency planning, surveillance and response management

Lifecycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) for drill cuttings waste management decisions


Drill cuttings are a complex and variable waste with a variety of potential environmental impacts. The upstream industry uses many different analytical approaches and tools to model and understand impacts of drill cuttings disposal options. This Report explores the usability of Lifecycle Impact Analysis (LCIA) as a methodology to assess drill cuttings management options in

Safety performance indicators – Aviation accidents – 2020 data


This Report presents the safety performance of the aviation industry1 involved in both upstream and downstream operations reported by participating IOGP Member Companies for 2013-2020. It is published as part of the IOGP data series. The report is based on submissions from 27 participating IOGP Member Companies and covers operations in 57 countries for 2020.

Guidelines for health, safety, security, environment and social responsibility governance in joint ventures


Throughout the oil and gas industry it is an established practice for two or more companies to enter into an agreement to share the costs, risks, benefits and liabilities of assets or projects. This document offers guidance for oil and gas industry JVs on the governance, policy development, implementation and management of HSSE&SR.

Environmental performance indicators – 2020 data – executive summary

A summary of the main lessons collected from Member-submitted environmental performance data from exploration and production (E&P) activities carried out by in 2020.