The oil and gas sector needs to “avoid annihilation” in the climate change debate and stop apologising for its products, an industry veteran said yesterday.
The latest safety report from the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) has announced a 36% drop in fatal accidents offshore, yet also found a slight increase in incidents resulting in fatalities for 2017.
With the ONS Innovation Awards 2018 fast approaching, executive director of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) and panel judge at this year’s event, Gordon Ballard caught up with Energy Voice to discuss what he hopes to see in Stavanger, Norway.
In the upstream oil and gas industry, standardisation has long been an effective way to make operations safer and more sustainable. Increasingly, the principle of establishing global standards to all aspects of operations – including purchasing – is helping to tackle the universal problems of escalating project costs and expanding schedules.
The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) has appointed Gordon Ballard as its new executive director.