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In the Spotlight . . .

In depth ERM thought pieces about the Oil and Gas sector 

  • Making the link between process safety and sustainability

    By Malcolm Hutton Over the last two decades the Oil &Gas industry has made huge efforts to improve process safety performance. A key driver for this focus has been the large number of major accidents around the world, both onshore and offshore. ...

    Risk Management
    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
  • “One company compliance” and incorporation of sustainability into environmental compliance management

    “One company compliance” and incorporation of sustainability into environmental compliance management As the upstream oil and gas industry continues to comply with rapidly developing federal and local regulations, several issues emerge as barriers...

    Performance and Assurance
    Oil & Gas
  • Improving business performance and minimizing risk by embedding sustainability considerations into the transaction lifecycle

    During the course of 2012, companies across the globe invested in excess of US$2.2 trillion in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity 1 . As well as putting vast amounts of money and a company’s reputation at stake, considerable management time i...

    Transaction Services
    Corporate Sustainability Strategy
    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
  • The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) issues new guidelines – what will these mean for business?

    by James Margolis GRI - the story so far Since the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework, introduced its ‘G3’ guidelines for sustainability reporting in 2006...

    Performance and Assurance
    Corporate Sustainability Strategy
    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
  • A safer environment for offshore oil and gas?

    Twenty five years after the Piper Alpha tragedy, it seems appropriate to reflect on some of the changes that have taken place in the offshore oil and gas sector.  Undoubtedly the period has seen a fundamental shift in the approach to safety.  But...

    Risk Management
    Oil & Gas
  • Managing Environmental and Social Risks in China's Unconventional Gas Sector: Lessons Learned and Application in Future Developments

    by Piers Touzel China has the largest reserves of unconventional gas in the world. Led by Chinese National Oil Companies (NOCs), and with participation from International Oil Companies (IOCs), exploration and appraisal activities for unconventiona...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    China
    Oil & Gas
  • GHG Inventories: from compliance to performance - the roadmap for corporate responses to climate change

    by Braulio Pikman It is now 15 years since climate change was included on the agendas of the largest corporations on the planet. In the beginning, it was a race to identify mitigation projects that could result in enhanced profits (carbon credits)...

    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • New emissions trading scheme will impact oil and gas operations in Kazakhstan

    With significant untapped reserves of oil, coal and gas, Kazakhstan has seen considerable growth in extraction and exploration activities in recent years. As of 1 January 2013, oil and gas companies operating in Kazakhstan will be subject to the...

    Kazakhstan
    Oil & Gas
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Sustainability: The Path Forward for Arctic and Cold Region Resource Development

    by Mike Smylie and Jeff Leety The Arctic may hold the key to some of the last great undiscovered oil and gas resources on the planet. As just one example, the United States Geological Survey estimates there are 85 trillion cubic feet of...

    Oil & Gas
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Industry indicates support for a Safety Case approach in the Gulf of Mexico

    The US National Commission report on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill was issued on 11 January 2011 and contains conclusions and recommendations that will undoubtedly have far reaching implications for the oil and gas industry. The report concludes...

    Risk Management
    Oil & Gas
  • Preparing for the potential implications of events in the Gulf of Mexico

    With the implications of events in the Gulf of Mexico still resonating through the oil and gas industry, offshore operators and their suppliers need to be prepared for the regulatory changes that are currently being proposed. Sweeping changes to t...

    Risk Management
    Oil & Gas
  • Competing in the New Economy

    Sustainability is reshaping the competitive landscape in every industry and companies able to anticipate changes and innovate early are reaping the benefits of improved operating efficiency, new growth and a stronger license to operate. Based on...

    Corporate Sustainability Strategy
    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
  • Meeting the challenge of unconventional gas

    It's no surprise that unconventional gas – gas that has been trapped for millions of years in rocks – has come onto the radar of some of the world’s largest resources companies. New technologies such as horizontal drilling and hydrofracturing or...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Oil & Gas
  • Keeping oil and gas mega projects moving – grappling with Non Technical Risk

    Project delays cost money. This is evident in all areas of business, no more so than in the oil and gas industry where the global cost of major project delays amounts to billions of dollars every year. Why should this be so? Firstly, the stakes ar...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Oil & Gas
  • Untapped savings: Engaging staff to achieve resource efficiencies

    by Matt Haddon Re-examining cost cutting and efficiency assumptions Many businesses have driven operational improvement programs for years, often using Six Sigma and lean approaches to achieve efficiencies. Yet, substantial savings often remain...

    Corporate Sustainability Strategy
    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas

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