Useful Links

Below are some useful links to industry organisations.

International Association of Oil and Gas Producers

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) is the voice of the global upstream industry. Oil and gas continue to provide a significant proportion of the world’s energy to meet growing demands for heat, light and transport.

Their Members produce about 40% of the world's oil and gas. They operate in all producing regions: the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the Caspian, Asia & Australia.

They serve industry regulators as a global partner for improving safety, environment and social performance. And also act as a unique global forum in which their Members identify and share knowledge and good practices to achieve improvements in every aspect of health, safety, the environment, security and social responsibility.

Oil and Gas UK

OGUK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Their membership includes around 400 organisations with an interest in the UK’s upstream oil and gas sector. As the champions of industry, they work on behalf of the sector and their members to inform understanding with facts and evidence, engage on a range of key issues and support the broader value of this industry in a changing energy landscape.

From exploration through to decommissioning and located across the length and breadth of the UK, their members are critical to safely provide security of energy supply, support hundreds of thousands of jobs and contribute billions of pounds to the economy.


OPITO is the global, not-for-profit, skills body for the energy industry. For over three decades the company has ensured safety is at the forefront of operations, with more than 375,000 people trained to OPITO Industry Standards every year, across 50 countries through 200 accredited training centres. The industry-owned organisation works with governments, national oil companies, operators and contractors, offering a range of services and products to meet international skills needs and support workforce development.

International Associate of Drilling Contractors

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) is dedicated to enhancing the interests of the oil-and-gas and geothermal drilling and completion industry worldwide. Membership is open to any company involved in oil and gas exploration, drilling or production, well servicing, oilfield manufacturing or other rig-site services. IADC’s contract-drilling members own most of the world’s land and offshore drilling units and drill the vast majority of the wells that produce the planet’s oil and gas. IADC’s membership also includes oil-and-gas producers, and manufacturers and suppliers of oilfield equipment and services.

Founded in 1940, IADC’s mission is to improve industry health, safety and environmental practices; advance drilling and completion technology; and champion responsible standards, practices, legislation and regulations that provide for safe, efficient and environmentally sound drilling operations worldwide. Through conferences, training seminars, print and electronic publications, and a comprehensive network of technical publications, #IADC continually fosters education and communication within the upstream petroleum industry.

Human Performance Oil & Gas

The purpose of HPOG is to establish a membership funded, global resource of guidance, best practice and accessible worksite tools to further implement Human Performance efforts across the Oil and Gas Industry.

The basic remit is to consider all avenues available for improving Human Performance, distil and identify key learnings and deliver these back into the industry in the form of awareness, best practice, recommendations, lessons and case studies, tools and techniques.

Specific working groups within HPOG develop each key issue to its conclusion as an effective deliverable product in an open and collaborative environment.

The HPOG Global Steering Committee comprises subject matter specialists from a variety of major Oil and Gas Operators, Drilling Contractors, Service Partners and Industry Bodies and provides the governance and strategic direction of the initiative.

Energy Institute

The Energy Institute (EI) is the chartered professional membership body bringing global energy expertise together.

They are a unique network with insight spanning the world of energy, from conventional oil and gas to the most innovative renewable and energy efficient technologies.

The global energy industry, the people working in it and wider society all benefit from the EI’s work.

They gather and share essential knowledge about energy, provide the skills that are helping us all use it more wisely, and develop the good practice needed to keep it safe and secure.

They articulate the voice of energy experts, taking the know-how of around 20,000 members and 250 companies from 120 countries to the heart of the public debate.

And they are an independent, not-for-profit, safe space for evidence-based collaboration, an honest broker between industry, academia and policy makers.

The EI is here for anyone who wants to better understand or contribute to the extraordinary energy system on which we all depend.