Global Industry Response Group (GIRG)overview and post-GIRG context International Offshore Petroleum Regulators and Operators Summit 10 th – 11 th August 2011 Perth, Australia. OGP background. International Association of Oil & Gas Producers More than 70 members around the world
Global Industry Response Group (GIRG)overview and post-GIRG contextInternational Offshore Petroleum Regulators and Operators Summit10th – 11th August 2011 Perth, Australia
International Association of Oil & Gas Producers
To improve the industry’s well incident prevention, intervention and response capabilities.
And by doing so,reduce the likelihood and impact of future well incidents.
GIRG: Global Industry Response Group
Prevention Intervention Response
Three dedicated teams developed recommendations to deliver:
A 3-tier review process
Promotion of human competence management systems
Promotion of a culture that fosters adherence to standards and procedures
Recognition of existing agreed standards – both international and national – as a baseline for industry improvements
New and improved technical and operational practices for the overall governance of well construction
A“two (independent and physical) barrier” policy during the life of the well
To deliver better capabilities and practice in well engineering design and well operations management, OGP has formed a Wells Expert Committee.
The Committee has identified five work streams:
The concept selection, design and development of caps and associated equipment that can be deployed internationally
The concept selection, design and development of subsea dispersant hardware that can be deployed internationally
Further study into the need for, and feasibility of, containment solutions
Further investigation and development of procedures for specific operational issues related to the capping and containment of hydrocarbons released from a well blowout
Activity is being co-ordinated with the MWC Project, OSPRAG and other equivalent initiatives
To deliver improved capping response readiness, the industry has formed a consortium* of nine major oil companies (BG Group, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Petrobras, Shell, Statoil and Total).
It will also:
Status of SWRP:
To deliver effective and fit-for-purpose oil spill preparedness and response capability, a Joint Industry Project ( JIP) is being formed.
Status of JIP:
Thirteen companies have indicated their intention to participate, with a further two expected
The JIP legal agreement will be signed by the end of August 2011
Work has already started on a number of the recommendations.
The first meeting of the JIP’s governance committee will take place on 20th October 2011, Singapore, alongside the OSRL board
The JIP aims to hold its first technical committee meetings in December
API – American Petroleum Institute
IADC – International Association of Drilling Contractors
APPEA – Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association
IPIECA – The global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues
OLF – Norwegian Oil Industry Association
NOGEPA – Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association
IBP – Brazilian Petroleum Institute
O&G UK – Oil & Gas UK
MWC Project – Marine Well Containment Project
OSPRAG – Oil Spill Prevention and Response Advisory Group
AIP – Australian Institute of Petroleum
APPEA – Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association