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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.

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11th Geomatics Industry Day Summary


The 11th Geomatics Industry Day was a virtual event held on 7-8 December, 2022. This document summarizes the presentations made during the event.

Hybrid learning solutions for well control courses – executive summary


The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a rapid shift from in-person well control instruction to online courses. This enabled IOGP to study the impact of virtual learning on well control competency. Using test results, simulator experiences, and a survey of over 500 students and instructors, IOGP identified opportunities for blending in-person and virtual training in well

Environmental data collection user guide (2022 data) – Definitions and exclusions


The collection, collation and reporting of upstream environmental information has been a central part of the IOGP work programme since 1998. IOGP Member Companies are invited to submit data relating to their exploration and production activities on an annual basis. Submitted data are compiled, analysed, and reported in the annual Environmental Performance Indicators Report. Seven

2022 safety trends and responses


The IOGP Safety Committee has identified common trends in safety incidents in 2022, and is suggesting potential short term actions areas for the attention of individual IOGP Member Companies and the industry at large.

Assessment of eye tracking technology in well control operations


IOGP commissioned a study to identify benefits for the potential use of eye tracking technology to enable future safety improvements for well control. The study took place using eye tracking technology with experienced drilling professionals using eye tracking equipment while participating in well control scenarios using a high-fidelity drilling simulator. The study found that eye

Well Control Incident Definitions


This document provides a classification system for Well Control Incidents (WCIs). A WCI occurs when there is a failure or degradation of the defined well barrier envelope(s) that are designed and managed to keep fluids in the well or the reservoir. This classification system was established to allow IOGP Member Companies to notify each other,