The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) has been collecting global safety incident data from Member Companies since 1985. The data collected are entered directly to the IOGP safety database, which is the largest database of safety incident statistics in the industry. These data are held securely within IOGP’s systems and all data is completely anonymized, removing all individual, company, and unique identifier references before publishing. The principal purpose of the data collection is to annually record and analyse the global event and incident statistics of IOGP Member Companies in the areas of occupational safety, process safety, and motor vehicle safety. The annual reports produced provide the information required to analyse industry incident trends, benchmark performance and identify subject areas and activities where focused efforts can be made to effect the greatest improvements. The scope of the IOGP incident and event reporting system includes worldwide exploration and production (E&P) activities, onshore and offshore, for both Member Companies and their associated contractor work hours, as defined in Section 3.1. The data reported by Member Companies are consolidated and analysed in order to compute the frequency and severity of incidents and events occurring in E&P operations by region, country, function and company.