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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.

Featured publications

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

Safety performance indicators – 2021 data – High potential event reports


This document contains the company submitted narratives for high potential events that occurred in 2021.

Safety performance indicators – 2021 data – Fatal incident reports


This document contains the company submitted narratives for incidents resulting in a fatality in 2021.

Guidance for remote quality surveillance


Throughout the extensive global supply chain, the manufacturing and construction of materials and equipment undergo rigorous quality processes to ensure safe and reliable operations. This includes, in-person quality inspections performed by the supplier (manufacturer, fabricator, service provider), as well as quality surveillance of critical aspects of the manufacturing, fabrication, or service process by purchaser representatives

Health leading performance indicators – 2021 data


In 2008, the IOGP-Ipieca Health Committee published IOGP Report 393 – Health Performance Indicators – a guide for the oil and gas industry. The principles described in Report 393 were used to develop two tools which could be used to: • assess health performance within individual companies • compare performance between different parts of a

Recommended practice for pore pressure and fracture gradient analysis for well design – construction, intervention, and abandonment


Guidance for pore pressure fracture gradient prediction for well planning and execution

Environment, spill response, and safe operations workshop summary


A two-day in-person workshop on “Environment, Spill Response, and Safe Operations” was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 13th and 14th June 2022. This workshop explored subjects that are of importance to the Brazilian upstream industry and shared how risks are responsibly managed by industry.