Press releases


Technical release: Monday 13th October, 2014

OGP Geomatics Committee releases SeabedML Application Schema

The OGP Geomatics Committee’s Seabed Survey Data Model (SSDM) Task Force has published SeabedML, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Geography Markup Language (GML) Application Schema for SSDM version 1.


Brussels, Wednesday 18th June, 2014

Oil & gas boost European government treasuries by over €400B annually, new study finds

Oil & gas contributed a net €432 billion to EU & Norwegian government revenues in the reference year


Brussels, Thursday 12th March, 2014

New EU environmental impact assessment rules set to trigger more competitiveness & growth

Brussels, Belgium. Today’s European Parliament vote on new environmental impact assessment rules is a step forward in making Europe more competitive without compromising on the environment, the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) said.


Brussels, Wednesday 22nd January, 2014

New EU shale gas proposals are a good start, but double climate and energy targets bring challenges, OGP says

Brussels, Belgium. Today’s European Commission proposals on shale gas are a step in the right direction, but the inclusion of a double, binding target in the 2030 climate and energy policy raises some concerns.


Brussels, Monday 25th November, 2013 

EU domestic shale gas production could add a million jobs, new study shows

Brussels, Belgium. The development of shale gas in Europe could add as many as one million jobs to the economy, make industry more competitive and decrease the region’s dependence on energy imports, according to a new study released today.


London, Wednesday 6th November, 2013 

Shale gas chemical disclosure site reaches 10-well milestone

London, UK., the voluntary oil & gas industry natural gas from shale well disclosure website, has published its tenth well disclosure sheet.


Brussels, Wednesday 18th September, 2013 

OGP encourages ministers to consider oil & gas industry’s positive role in EU

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) urged European energy ministers to support the critical role the industry plays in underpinning Europe’s energy security and economic wellbeing.


Brussels, Monday 2nd September, 2013 

OGP urges EU Parliament to consider differences between exploration and production in environmental impact assessment

In an effort to avoid undermining Europe’s economic recovery, the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) today encouraged the European Parliament to prevent undesirable consequences from new European Union environmental impact legislation.


London, Thursday 29 August, 2013 

OGP to drive Earth Observation uptake in the Industry

The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers has set up a new body with the goal of increasing the industry’s use of Earth satellite and airborne imagery, a key tool that will improve emergency response and also make exploration and production more efficient.


London, Monday 29th July, 2013 

Mitigating major offshore incidents:  OGP publishes mutual aid framework

OGP, the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, has published new guidance to help companies aid one another in case of a major offshore incident.


Brussels, Thursday 27 June, 2013 

Roland Festor Is OGP’s new EU Affairs Director

Roland Festor has joined the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers as the new Director for European Union Affairs.


London, Wednesday 26 June 2013

New OGP report shows 10-year positive upstream safety trend

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) has released the latest edition of its annual Safety Performance Indicators report.


Brussels, Tuesday 18 June 2013

New OGP website identifies chemicals used in shale gas operations

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers launched a new website today to share information about chemicals used in shale gas operations in Europe. Download Press Release as PDF


London, Monday 17 June 2013

Gordon Birrell elected to chair OGP

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) has elected Gordon Birrell to serve as Chair of its Management Committee.  Download Press Release as PDF


Brussels, Wednesday 22 May 2013

Industry leader cites importance of oil and gas production to European competitiveness

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) has called on EU leaders to recognise the critical role played by oil and gas production in improving Europe’s security of supply and prosperity. Download Press Release as PDF


Brussels, Friday 1 March 2013

OGP lauds EU offshore safety agreement

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) welcomes the political agreement on offshore safety reached by the European Parliament and Council.  Download Press Release as PDF


London, Thursday 13 Dec 2012

UK shows commitment to European gas-from-shale development

The international oil and gas industry has welcomed the UK government’s landmark decision to allow hydraulic fracturing to resume and to establish an Office for Unconventional Oil and Gas –  actions that pave the way for the potential development of ‘gas-from-shale’ in the UK. Download Press Release

57-OGP.jpgBrussels, Wednesday 21 Nov 2012

International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) commends the European Parliament’s recognition of the important role of gas from shale in Europe


1205-57-SWRP-OSRL.jpgLondon, Thursday 31 May 2012

New subsea well capping equipment available to industry



1201_57_ArcticResponseTechnology.gifTromsø, Thursday 26 January 2012

Industry programme to strengthen Arctic oil spill reponse



57-OGP.jpgLondon, Monday 16 May 2011

Oil industry outlines global recommendations to reduce likelihood and impact of well incidents



57-OGP.jpgLondon, Friday 8 October 2010

Oil & gas association commends European Parliament's restraint on moratorium issue



57-OGP.jpgLondon, Thursday 9 September 2010

OGP Global Industry Response Group updates regulators on post-Macondo developments



57-OGP.jpgBrussels, Wednesday 14 July 2010

OGP sets up co-ordination group for major incidents




57-OGP.jpgLondon, Tuesday 27 January 2009

OGP revises positioning data exchange formats