Geophysical HSSE operations

We provide the geophysical community with the tools needed to develop a sound HS&E management system for geophysical operations. This involves taking into account – and reducing – potential risks. These include risks to company and contractor employees, third parties and the environment.

Geophysical operations can involve a wide range of facilities and equipment such as seismic vessels, airboats, ground vehicles, airguns, explosives and seismic streamers.

IOGP No. 432, HSE aspects in a contracting environment for geophysical operations IOGP


As of November 2017, we updated the IOGP Report 432 (last updated in 2014) to reflect current versions.

This report provides a framework in which best practices and standardization in geophysical operations HSE management are shared. It covers occupational health and safety, security, social responsibility and environmental aspects of geophysical industry contracts.

It is intended for all parties engaged in a contract for geophysical operations including client, contractors and subcontractors.

Two supporting tools are provided as Word documents:

Referenced reports – HSE management

Referenced reports – HSE management

M1

Report No. 510, Operating Management System Framework for controlling risk and delivering high performance in the oil and gas industry Download

Report No. 511, OMS in practice, a supplement to Report No. 510 Download

M2

HSE Management: guidelines for working together in a contract environment
IOGP Report No. 423 Download

M3

HSE competence assessment and training guidelines for the geophysical industry
Download

M9

Human Factors – a means of improving HSE performance
IOGP Report No. 368 Download

Additional IOGP HSE Management Reports:

Report No. 435, A guide to selecting appropriate tools to improve HSE culture Download

Referenced reports - Health

Referenced reports - Health

H1

Substance Misuse: a guide for managers & supervisors in the oil & gas industry
IOGP Report No. 445 Download

H2

Health aspects of work in extreme climates
IOGP Report No. 398 Download

H3

Managing health for field operations in oil & gas activities
IOGP Report No. 343 Download

H4

HIV/AIDS Management in the oil & gas industry
IOGP Report No. 374 Download

H5

A guide to malaria management programmes in the oil and gas industry
IOGP Report No. 382 Download

H6

Fatigue management in the workplace
IOGP Report No. 392 Download

H7

Managing Workplace Stress – a guide for oil industry managers and supervisors
IOGP Report No. 378 Download

H21

A guide to food and water safety
IOGP Report No. 397 Download

Additional IOGP Health Reports

Fitness to work
IOGP Report No. 470 Download

A guide to vector borne disease management programmes in the oil and gas industry
IOGP Report No. 481 Download

Managing tuberculosis
IOGP Report No. 394 Download

Referenced reports – Safety

Referenced reports – Safety

S1

Aircraft management guidelines
IOGP Report No. 390 Download

S2

IAGC Guidelines for Marine Small Boat Operations (2013)
(Please contact IAGC).

S3

Land transportation safety recommended practice
IOGP Report No. 365 Download

S4

Guidelines on permit to work systems
IOGP reference 6.29/189 (Contact IOGP)

S5

Land geophysical operations safety manual
IAGC, 2012, 10th edition
(Please contact IAGC)

S6

Marine geophysical operations safety manual
IAGC, 2012, 10th edition
(Please contact IAGC)

S7

International convention for safety of life at sea
SOLAS, 1992

S8

Helicopter guidelines for land seismic & helirig operations
IOGP Report No. 420 Download

S10

Watercraft & water in geophysical operations – a guide to operations & management
IOGP Report No. 355 Download

S20

Lifting & hoisting safety recommended practices
IOGP Report No. 376
Download

S23

Safe Diving Distance from Seismic Surveying Operations
DMAC 12 Rev. 1 – July 2011

Additional IOGP Safety Reports:

IOGP Life-Saving Rules
IOGP Report No. 459 Download

Shaping safety culture through safety leadership
IOGP Report No. 452 Download

Service vessel marine safety guidelines
IOGP Report No. 213 Download

Land transportation safety recommended practice
IOGP Report No. 365 Download

Land transportation safety guidance notes:

  • Land transportation safety recommended practice – Road hazard assessment
    IOGP Report No. 365-1 Download
  • Land transportation safety recommended practice – Journey management
    IOGP Report No. 365-2 Download
  • Land transportation safety recommended practice – Driver fitness for duty test
    IOGP Report No. 365-3 Download
  • Land transportation safety recommended practice – Road/vehicle accident checklist
    IOGP Report No. 365-4 Download
  • Land transportation safety recommended practice – Common land transport incident KPIs for MCCs
    IOGP Report No. 365-5 Download
  • Land transportation safety recommended practice – Questionnaire / checklist assessment for the implementation of report 365
    IOGP Report No. 365-6 Download
  • Land transportation safety recommended practice – Off-Road variations
    IOGP Report No. 365-7 Download
  • Land transportation safety recommended practice – Driver Trainer recommended approach and profile
    IOGP Report No. 365-8 Download
  • Land transportation safety recommended practice – Driver qualification process
    IOGP Report No. 365-9 Download
  • Land transportation safety recommended practice – Journey Management process
    IOGP Report No. 365-10 Download
  • Implementing an in-vehicle monitoring program – A guide for the oil and gas extraction industry
    IOGP Report No. 365-12 Download

Referenced reports – Environment

Referenced reports – Environment

E1

Environmental management in oil & gas exploration & production
IOGP reference 2.72/254 Download

E2

Oil & gas exploration & production operations in mangrove areas – guidelines for environmental protection
IOGP reference 2.54/184 Download

E3

Oil industry operating guideline for tropical rainforests
IOGP reference 2.49/170 Download

E4

Environmental management in Arctic oil & gas operations – good practice guide
IOGP Report No. 449 Download

E5

Guidelines for waste management – with special focus on areas with limited infrastructure
IOGP Report No. 413 Download

E6

Environmental guidelines for worldwide geophysical operations
IAGC, 2013
(please contact IAGC)

E7

Regulations for the prevention of pollution at sea
MARPOL

Additional IOGP Environment Reports:

An overview of marine seismic operations
IOGP Report No. 448 Download

Environmental-Social-Health Risk and Impact Management Process
IOGP Report No. 389 Download

Fundamentals of underwater sound
IOGP Report No. 406 Download

Model based assessment of underwater noise from an airgun array soft-start operation
IOGP Report No. 451 Download

Seismic surveys & marine mammals – joint IOGP/IAGC position paper
IOGP Report No. 358 Download

Referenced reports – Security

Security

Referenced reports – Security

SEC1
Firearms and the use of force
IOGP Report No. 320 Download

SEC2

Response to demonstration at offshore facilities
IOGP Report No. 309 Download

SEC3

Response to demonstrations at company premises
IOGP Report No. 308 Download

Additional IOGP Security Reports

Country evacuation planning guidelines
IOGP Report No. 472 Download

Integrating security in major projects – principles and guidelines
IOGP Report No. 494 Download

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