International Association of Oil & Gas Producers

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The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) is a global forum in which members identify and share best practices to achieve improvements in health, safety, the environment, security, social responsibility, engineering and operations.

The association was formed in London in 1974[1] to develop effective communications between the upstream industry and an increasingly complex network of international regulators. Originally called the E&P Forum (for oil and gas exploration and production[2]), in 1999 the name International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) was adopted. Most of the world’s leading publicly traded, private and state-owned oil & gas companies, oil & gas associations and major upstream service companies are members. IOGP members produce more than a third of the world’s oil and gas.[3]

Co-operation with other bodies[edit]

IOGP also represent the interests of the upstream industry before international regulators and legislators in UN bodies such as the International Maritime Organization and the Commission for Sustainable Development. IOGP also works with the World Bank and with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is also accredited to a range of regional bodies that include OSPAR, the Helsinki Commission and the Barcelona Convention, and provides a conduit for advocacy and debate between the upstream industry and the European Union (EU). This involves regular contact with the European Commission and the European Parliament.

European Petroleum Survey Group[edit]

In 2005, IOGP absorbed the European Petroleum Survey Group or EPSG, (1986–2005) into its structure. EPSG was a scientific organization with ties to the European petroleum industry consisting of specialists working in applied geodesy, surveying, and cartography related to oil exploration. EPSG compiled and disseminated the EPSG Geodetic Parameter Set, a widely used database of Earth ellipsoids, geodetic datums, geographic and projected coordinate systems, units of measurement, etc.

IOGP Outstanding Young Professional Award[edit]

The award, in association with the biennial SPE HSSE-SR International Conference, recognizes the achievements of an individual with fewer than 10 years of professional E&P experience, who demonstrates professional accomplishments and evidence of outstanding talent, dedication and leadership in at least one aspect of health, safety, security, the environment and/or social responsibility.[4]

2016 winner: Muriel Barnier, Schlumberger.[5][6] Finalists: Yu Chen, CNOOC; Bev Coleman, Chevron; Omar De Leon, ExxonMobil; and Emma Thomson, BP.[7]


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  4. ^ Stenner, Joey Mechelle (September 9, 2015). "New Young Professional Award aims to inspire the next generation of oil and gas professionals". Penn Energy. 
  5. ^ "IOGP Names Outstanding Young Professional in Oil and Gas HSE". 
  6. ^ "HSE Expertise Recognized: Inaugural IOGP Outstanding Young Professional Award". 
  7. ^ "Five young professionals eye new award". 

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