IOGP Report 550
This publication is part of the IPIECA-IOGP Good Practice Guide Series which summarizes current views on good practice for a range of oil spill preparedness and response topics. The series aims to help align industry practices and activities, inform stakeholders, and serve as a communication tool to promote awareness and education.
The series updates and replaces the well-established IPIECA ‘Oil Spill Report Series’ published
between 1990 and 2008. It covers topics that are broadly applicable both to exploration and
production, as well as shipping and transportation activities.
The revisions are being undertaken by the IOGP-IPIECA Oil Spill Response Joint Industry Project (JIP). The JIP was established in 2011 to implement learning opportunities in respect of oil spill preparedness and response following the April 2010 well control incident in the Gulf of Mexico.