Our initiatives

In addition to its Committee work, IOGP also works to improve the industry, and make a positive contribution to society through a number of external projects.

Engineering and Standards

IOGP Standards Solution

The IOGP Standards Solution continues to offer a secured environment for developing draft ISO standards in collaboration with API, NORSOK, Unified Bulk JIP and other standards developing organisations and interested parties. The work focus on development and maintenance of prioritized ISO/TC67 work items and as suggested by IOGP members.


JIP33 aims to achieve industry-level standardization to enable efficient procurement and support delivery of safe, reliable and competitive projects and operations across the globe.

Standardisation of Offshore Structures Specifications (JIP35)

Like JIP33, JIP35 aims to achieve industry-level standardisation, with JIP35 focusing on offshore structures design specifications to drive reductions in upstream project costs, through a decrease in variation in requirements between operating companies.


CFIHOS (Capital Facilities Information Handover Specification): making information handover quicker, easier and safer for operators, contractors, equipment manufacturers and suppliers by using standardised  specifications.

Normally Unattended Facilities (JIP39)

The primary objective of this JIP is to provide funding for a Study on Codes, Standards and Regulations that may encumber the use of Normally Unattended Facilities. Funding has been secured by eight members of IOGP (BP, Chevron, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Petrobras, Petronas, Shell and Total) and the study will be contracted in November (2020) to a globally recognised classification society.


Sound and Marine Life (JIP22)

Under our management, this project has brought oil and gas companies and industry associations together to better characterise the sounds that our industry produces and determine the potential impacts of these sounds on marine life and thereby to improve risk assessments and mitigation.

Environmental Genomics (JIP34)

The IOGP Environmental Genomics Joint Industry Programme (JIP 34) was launched in June 2019 to coordinate research aimed at exploring the application of eDNA-based analyses in environmental assessments and monitoring of oil and gas offshore and onshore operations.


Hydrogen for Europe (JIP38)

The Hydrogen for Europe main study is a comprehensive energy system modelling study on the role of hydrogen in the European energy transition. It is currently being developed by research institutes IFPEN and SINTEF, with project management by Deloitte. Expected publication is in Q1 2021.


Aviation Safety Focus Areas (JIP37)


Arctic Response Technology

Launched in 2012 to enhance Arctic oil spill capabilities. Arctic Oil Spill Response Technology Joint Industry Programme (JIP) is working to expand industry knowledge of, and proficiencies in Arctic oil spill response.


GasNaturally aims to showcase the potential that natural gas can play in building a cost-effective and sustainable energy mix.

Global Industry Response Group (GIRG)

This initiative was established to identify, learn from and apply the lessons of Macondo and similar well incidents such as Montara off the coast of Australia.

Oil Spill Response Ltd

Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) is the largest international industry-funded cooperative which exists to respond to oil spills wherever in the world they may occur, by providing preparedness, response and intervention services.

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