Resources tagged: best practice

Vocational training in the context of oil and gas developments: Best practice and lessons learnt

Author: Living Earth Foundation
Date: 2014
Categories: Good practice, Guides for Practioners, Jobs and skills

Introduction Uganda is on the cusp of becoming an oil-rich nation. Proven reserves in the Lake Albert region are two billion barrels but may exceed six billion barrels, making Uganda the third-largest African producer. The World Bank projects that Uganda’s oil production will reach at least 350,000 barrels a day by 2018, with the country earning at least $2 billion in oil revenues each year. However, experience tells us that expectations for an economic boom and the creation of new jobs may not be felt by poorer parts of society. In fact, poverty can deepen, with conflict and unrest often emerging in the face of widening inequality. Living Earth Foundation

Best Practices for Vocational Skills Training in Africa.

Author: Laura Bolton, DFID Human Development Resource Centre
Date: 29 November 2010
Categories: Good practice, Jobs and skills, Reports

Overview The literature on vocational training discusses practices in both the formal and informal sectors and from both government and non-government providers. One best practice common to all of these emerges. It is fundamental that the objectives and outputs of training systems meet a country?s economic and social requirements. Vocational education must deliver skills for existing jobs through labour market analysis. Informal sector training projects should start with a needs assessment of market niches and growth prospects and avoid saturated markets.Scheme planners should find out which industries are hiring and what enterprises are succeeding. DOWNLOAD: Best Practices for Vocational Skills Training in Africa.

Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development – Best practice guide for offshore oil and gas development

Author: KLOFF Sandra, WICKS Clive, SIEGEL Paul - WWF
Date: 2010
Categories: Good practice, Governance, Guides for Practioners

SUMMARY: This important book focusses on some of the world’s most valuable coastal and marine ecosystems, which are found in the West African Marine Ecoregion and are being threatened by a range of factors,notably fishing, land-based pollution, coastal development, dam building in river basins, tourism, climate change and, more recently, by renewed interest on the part of the oil and gas industry. Virtually the whole coastal and marine zones – including hotspots of biodiversity, key fishing grounds and important tourism areas – have been divided into blocks for oil and gas exploration. Many companies are looking for oil and gas and one consortium is already producing. WWF, the global environmental organisation,

Sakhalin’s Oil – Doing it Right

Author: Dan Lawn, Rick Steiner & Jonathan Wills
Date: November 1999
Categories: Good practice, Governance, Reports

Summary The Sea of Okhotsk is one of theworld’s most biologically productive seas. The people of the Russian Far East harvest rich fisheries stocks of crab, shrimp, pollock and other sea food products in the Sea of Okhotsk. The coast lines of the Sea of Okhotsk still provide spawning grounds for healthy, wild Pacific salmon runs that are in decline in other parts of the North Pacific. The waters near north eastern Sakhalin provide habitat for endangered Okhotsk Gray Whales. Yet new off shore oil developments along the north eastern shore of Sakhalin Island have greatly increased risks to the Sea of Okhotsk and its shorelines through an increased risk

Oil Spill – Preparedness and Response

Author: IPIECA
Date: 2008
Categories: Good practice, Guides for Practioners, Oil spills

Summary The IPIECA Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Report Series Summary brings together, for the first time, the complete IPIECA oil spill report series under one cover. It provides a complete overview of issues that can be referenced in the preparation for, and response to, oil spills at sea. The core content of this publication is made up of report summaries which reference the full report series contained on the CD-ROM in English, French, Spanish and Russian. Arabic and Chinese language sets are planned for the future. The 17 reports in the series focus on the biological impacts of spills on sensitive environments and other general and specific aspects of

Global Gas Flaring Reduction – Public Private Partnership

Author: The World Bank
Date: May 2004
Categories: Flaring, Good practice, Guides for Practioners
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This Voluntary Standard for Global Gas Flaring and Venting Reduction (the “Standard”) provides guidance on how to achieve reductions in the flaring and venting of gas associated with crude oil production worldwide. The approach set forth in the Standard is intended to support other flare reduction initiatives and go beyond prevailing flaring and venting practices that would otherwise occur in many countries. The parties supporting this Standard voluntarily choose to endorse the principles laid out in the Standard and to work in cooperation with GGFR Partners to seek solutions to overcome barriers that prevent significant gas flaring and venting reduction. Consistent with the objective to achieve significant reductions, the Standard

Gas flaring reduction – good practice policy

Author: Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR)
Date: March 2009
Categories: Flaring, Good practice, Guides for Practioners

The oil and gas industry has historically employed two options, gas re-injection and monetization, to utilize associated gas. These options are only extensively utilized in a few economically developed, oil-producing countries. As a result, global levels of flaring and venting exceed 150 billion cubic meters a year. It is the host government’s responsibility to develop and implement policy enabling flare and vent reduction investments. Typically, the bulk of investments in gas utilization are funded by oil companies who are unlikely to commit their resources to associated gas utilization projects unless the host government creates an environment that supports their economic viability, and where the rights and obligations of the oil

Integrating Biodiversity Conservation into Oil & Gas Developments

Author: Energy and Biodiversity Initiative (EBI)
Date: 2003
Categories: Environment, Good practice, Reports

SUMMARY “The Energy and Biodiversity Initiative (EBI) was created to develop and promote practices for integrating biodiversity conservation into upstream oil and gas development. The Initiative seeks to be a positive force for biodiversity conservation by bringing together leading energy companies and conservation organisations to share experiences  and build on intellectual capital to create value and influence key audiences. The nine members of EBI are BP, CHEVRON, Conservation International, Flora & Fauna International, IUCN – The World Conservation Union, The Nature Conservancy, SHELL, Smithsonian Institute, STATOIL. .. The EBI partnership was designed to produce practical guidelines, tools and models to improve the environmental performance of energy operations, minimize harm to

Grievance Mechanisms

Author: IPIECA
Date: 2012
Categories: Good practice, Governance, Guides for Practioners

Introduction Wherever companies do business, engaging with affected communities and responding to their concerns is essential to operating successfully whilst ensuring respect for human rights. Processes that allow concerns to be raised and remedied—also known as grievance mechanisms—are an important means of achieving this aim. Grievance mechanisms benefit companies and communities by providing an opportunity for concerns to be identified and resolved before they escalate. When implemented as part of a broader community engagement strategy, they contribute to enhanced relationships, reduced risk, better management of operational impacts and the avoidance of potential harm. This IPIECA Good Practice Survey on Operational Level Grievance Mechanisms builds on a decade of active engagement

Global Initiative Oil Spill Response

Author: IPIECA
Date: June 2012
Categories: Good practice, Oil spills, Reports

While the oil and gas industry works to prevent oil spills, it also remains prepared by developing comprehensive contingency plans in cooperation with governments. These ensure a rapid response to anticipate and minimize the impacts of oil spills. DOWNLOAD: Global Initiative Oil Spill Response