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TOTAL_conferencia_Sana_3_of_3-2-57.jpgAngolan minister praises credibility of OGP members

OGP’s Management Committee met in Luanda, capital of Africa’s second biggest oil producer, on September 9. The following day OGP had invited industry to a seminar, hosted by Total, which was attended by some 75 government officials, operators and service company representatives.

repsol-logo-57.jpgRepsol hosts specification development workshop in Madrid

Management and development of company specifications were on the agenda at two-day, Repsol-hosted OGP workshop, which took place in Madrid, in July.

health_management_image-57.jpgOGP publishes updated health benchmarking tool

OGP’s Health Leading Performance Indicators – 2013 data is now available. The new edition provides oil and gas companies with an updated resource for benchmarking performance internally on a corporate basis and externally between participating companies.

safety_performance_image-57.jpg2013 safety performance data provides industry with benchmarking resource

OGP’s latest publication, the 2013 OGP Safety Performance Indicators, is an analysis of the safety performance data reported by 50 of OGP’s 62 member companies. It reports an 11% decrease in the number of fatalities per 100 million work hours. The number of fatalities fell from 88 in 2012 to 80 in 2013. Three incidents accounted for 33 of the fatalities. 

security_management_image-57.jpgCutting threats down to size:  OGP publishes Security Management System

OGP has published Security management system - processes and concepts in security management.  Its aim: to provide the industry with a ‘step-by-step’ process to implement an effective security management system in line with companies’ own  visions, strategies and cultures.

02-14019-_well_control_incidents_story-57.jpgWell control incidents database submissions a benefit to industry

OGP’s Wells Expert Committee Chair has urged all Association members to submit well control incident reports to the OGP Well control incidents database. It is equally important that they review the alerts derived from incident reports submitted by fellow members.

offshore_monitoring-57.jpgOffshore monitoring workshop explores new technological opportunities

New technologies in offshore monitoring – and their impact -- were the main topics of discussion at a recent OGP workshop.  It took place in conjunction with Oceanology International 2014 and was a joint effort of the Association’s Environment, Geomatics and Metocean Committees.

Woodside to host OGP’s 4th Geomatics Industry Day in Perth

OGP’s 2014 Geomatics Industry Day will be organised jointly by the Association’s Geomatics Committee and Woodside Energy Ltd.

1407EUParliament057.jpgOil & gas boost European government treasuries by over €400B annually, new study finds

Oil and gas contribute hundreds of billions of euros to European government revenues every year, according to a new study which highlights how the industry – far from being subsidised – crucially boosts public finances in the European Union and Norway.


AGM attracts leading US organisations

Representatives from some of the oil and gas industry’s leading US organisations gathered in Houston to address OGP’s recent AGM.

1407SecurityCom057.jpgSecurity Committee tackles critical infrastructure

Members of OGP’s Security Committee met in Madrid recently and discussed critical infrastructure and information protection.

1407OMS057.jpgNew report helps companies set performance goals

Companies can better define and achieve performance goals, thanks to a new OGP publication.


Geomatics Task Force aims for global reach

A group of Geomatics and Well Bore Positioning Specialists are aiming to provide a new format for Well Bore Survey data exchange.

OGP-Final-Report1_Page_01.jpgRecovered Water Management Study in Shale Wells

A detailed review of the different processes available for treating the water recovered from a hydraulically-fractured shale gas well.


Geomatics Committee releases guidance on SSDM interface

OGP has published guidance on integrating the SSDM with other pipeline data models.


OGP welcomes Pluspetrol

OGP welcomes its newest member, Pluspetrol, the largest oil and gas producer in Peru and one of Argentina’s most important gas operators.


New OGP report promotes safety and operational efficiency

OGP has published Crew resource management for well operations teams (OGP No. 501).


OGP agrees new standards solution

With US and European trade sanctions against several countries in place—challenging the development of globally accepted international standards—OGP and the American Petroleum Institute (API) created a task force to look for a sustainable long-term solution.


Technical Editor appointed

John Tait has joined OGP in the new role of Technical Editor. He will oversee OGP’s technical publications process.


Christian Schwarck joins OGP as EU Affairs Deputy Director

OGP Brussels welcomes Christian Schwarck as Deputy Director, EU Affairs and Alexandra Ivascu as Reception/Administration Assistant.


OGP addresses fresh water concerns at EU energy forum

OGP Executive Director Michael Engell-Jensen represented the Association at the third Lech Energy Forum, organised by the EU Commission in the mountains of Austria to discuss and develop perspectives for the future energy policy. 


New EU environmental impact assessment rules good for competitiveness & growth

OGP has welcomed the European Parliament’s recent vote on new environmental impact assessment rules as a step forward.  They improve Europe’s competitiveness without compromising on the environment.

Robert-Blaauw-57.pngNew Committee to address Arctic issues

In 2050, world energy demand is forecast to be twice as high as in 2000. The Arctic, with an estimated 13% of the world’s undiscovered recoverable oil and 30% of its natural gas, can help to meet some of that growing demand.


A great start to 2014 – OGP welcomes two new members

OGP welcomes Origin Energy and Oil and Gas Denmark this month. The addition of these two new organisations means OGP membership now stands at 82.

Commflag.jpgEnergising Europe's Future

With European Parliament elections fast approaching, OGP’s Energising Europe’s Future provides compelling reasons for policy makers to enable the investment and development needed to create a brighter future for the EU.


National industry associations tackle common challenges

The heads of ten European national oil industry associations (NOIAs) from nine countries travelled to OGP’s offices in London on 28th January.  Their aim:  to discuss the challenges facing the industry in Europe, with particular focus on gas.

DSC00980-57.jpgWorkshop tackles geomatics challenges in southern Iraq

In November, geomatics managers representing eleven oil and gas companies met in Istanbul, Turkey, to tackle southern Iraq’s geomatics and geodetic challenges.

57-OGP.jpgOGP will promote industry safety, health and environmental protection at SPE 2014

A quick glance at the 2014 SPE international conference on Health, Safety and the Environment conference programme shows that OGP and its members will be well represented. The conference takes place 17-19 March in Long Beach, California.

shale-57.jpgSpotlight on shale gas

In 2013, the concept of shale gas triggered intense debate in many countries.  This resulted in protests and moratoriums on exploration drilling, alongside national declarations of support and detailed research and debate amongst policy influencers in Europe.

hwnms_whalecalf-57.JPGEnvironment Committee charts next five years

It is no secret that environmental issues can pose a threat to the industry. They can drive regulatory change and increase the expectations of stakeholders regarding industry performance.

psychorisk-57.JPGExpatriation: understanding the psychological risks

There’s much to be said for assignments abroad. But living in a foreign land can be stressful. In some cases, expatriation can even trigger complex psychosocial issues and risks for employees and their families.

shell-legend1-57.pngShell releases its ‘Standard Legend’ to industry and academia

Maps continue to be one the industry’s most important communication tools and are used in many aspects of the upstream business from exploration through to development, production and decommissioning.

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