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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

JIP33 Quality Requirements Specification Implementation Guide


This document describes how to use the IOGP JIP33 Quality Requirement Specification (QRS) document. This document provides guidance to all functions specifying, purchasing, and manufacturing equipment within operators, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors, and suppliers in the petroleum and natural gas industries.

Well Control Systems – Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) Recommendations


The Well Control Systems Subcommittee, under IOGP’s Wells Expert Committee (WEC), has carried out a systematic review of managed pressure drilling systems and components to identify opportunities for further improvements to existing standards and references. For those areas where potential gaps were suspected, the subcommittee has provided relevant existing standards and subsequent recommendations for members

Recommended practices for measurement, monitoring, and verification plans associated with geologic storage of carbon dioxide


This Report provides a guide for developing a Measurement, Monitoring, and Verification (MMV) plan for geologic storage of carbon dioxide and summarizes the key factors and steps that should be considered. This Report details how to evaluate and integrate an MMV strategy and select from the broadening array of technologies available to most effectively and

Habitat retention strategies for decommissioned offshore jacket structures/Estratégias para retenção de habitat associados a plataformas fixas de O&G descomissionadas


This is a Portuguese translation of IOGP Report 650 – Habitat retention structures for decommissioned offshore jacket structures. Este documento é um guia prático destinado a auxiliar os decisores do descomissionamento na concepção e implementação de um programa para reter o valioso habitat proporcionado pelas plataformas fixas de petróleo e gás através de opções de

Guidelines for the design and operation of flare gas recovery systems


These Guidelines focus on continuous flaring sources in normal operations and address measures for source recovery, flare closure, and flare ignition. This Report has been developed to assist engineering and operations staff at production, refining, and petrochemical owners and operators, and engineering staff at design consultancies and at engineering, procurement, and construction contractors.

Recommended practices for electrification of oil and gas facilities


This Report provides recommendations for the electrification of oil and gas (and other petrochemical processing) facilities to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The use of electricity for shaft power (compression, pumping) and heat (fired heaters, boilers) allows the facility to use low carbon intensity power rather than burn hydrocarbons. Even in cases where connection