Abstract

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) is a global forum in which member companies identify and share best practices to achieve improvements in areas such as health, safety, the environment, security, social responsibility and operations. IOGP members encompass oil and gas companies, industry associations as well as major upstream service companies; collectively members produce 40% of the world's oil and gas.

The IOGP member companies voluntarily report their annual safety data, which is used to compile an annual safety performance indicators report. IOGP work groups have focused attention on using the safety performance indicator data to identify industry-wide learning to enable an industry vision of no fatalities.

This paper describes the trends and learnings from the data received. Having this large database of information and standardized reporting of fatality data by activity, category, Life Saving Rule and causal factors allows trending and analysis on a scale which is not possible for any individual member company. The paper provides an update on the upstream industry safety performance from the last seven years of data collected. A review is also provided of specific data sets which provide increased granularity in process and transportation safety for identifying trends and learning.

The paper also discusses how the IOGP have used the available upstream safety data to validate and refresh the industry Life Saving Rules. The IOGP Safety performance indicator data set is the largest database of its kind in the upstream oil and gas industry, allowing the ability to analyze trends and learning from fatal incidents on an industry-wide basis.

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