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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.

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.

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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Building an inclusive workforce in the oil and gas industry


The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) Workforce Energy Task Force completed a baseline study in 2022 to investigate how to secure the necessary talent and skills to deliver secure, affordable, and lower carbon energy solutions for all and facilitate digital transformation – while enabling an equitable energy transition. This report, intended for

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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Techno-economic methodology to assess carbon capture technologies


Carbon capture and storage (CCS) plays a crucial role in decarbonizing the energy sector. Current projections show a significant increase of CCS projects in development, with carbon capture remaining the most cost-intensive aspect of the CCS value chain. Further development and innovation in this field can make a substantial impact. As more and more industries

Overview of lifecycle assessment for carbon capture and storage projects


Building on a growing library of resources related to lifecycle assessment and emissions quantification for carbon capture and storage, this Report provides an overview of the processes, methodologies, and tools available to quantify emissions related to the development of carbon capture and storage projects. It summarizes these resources and details how lifecycle assessments should be

Guidelines for venting minimization and vent recovery systems


This guideline identifies venting sources and discusses the design and operation of vent systems and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) recovery systems, as well as the situations in which these systems can be employed to minimize venting. This guidance has been developed to assist engineering and operations staff at upstream production facilities and may be useful

IOGP P2/11 positioning data exchange format – technical specification


The P-Formats for the exchange of positioning data are recommended by the IOGP for general use in the upstream oil and gas industry. They supersede earlier UKOOA P1, P2 and P6 formats. Parallel discussions with the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) covered deprecation of their SEG-P1 format and
recognition of the revised IOGP P1/11 format as its replacement. These formats have been developed in response to ever evolving acquisition and processing technologies.

Emergency Disconnect Sequence design recommendations


One of the fundamental risks in dynamic position (DP) rig operations is the loss of station keeping, which can be caused by equipment failure, human error, or adverse environmental conditions such as squalls. In such events, the rig needs to disconnect from the well, leaving the sealing elements of the blowout preventer (BOP) stack in

Environmental data collection user guide (2023 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