Task Force Updates Guide Presenting Best Practices in Environmental Management
The complete paper describes the development of, and summarizes the major changes and additions to, the Environmental Management in the Oil and Gas Industry guide.
Environmental Management in the Oil and Gas Industry was first published in 1997 by the E&P Forum [the predecessor of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)] and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as a guide to best practices in environmental management throughout the lifecycle of upstream oil and gas projects. Since then, the industry has made substantial changes in environmental risk management and mitigation. IOGP’s Environmental Committee determined in 2016 that a revision of the publication (also known as IOGP 254) was required. The complete paper describes the development of, and summarizes the major changes and additions to, the guide’s content.
Following its creation by the IOGP Environmental Committee, the first action of the IOGP 254 task force to develop the second edition was the drafting of a statement of requirement.