London-based International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) has appointed an energy transition director in parallel with a strategy to focus on the association’s energy transition work program.
The strategy, following hundreds of survey responses, interviews, and consultations over 8 months, “sets out a roadmap that accelerates its members’ efforts in a world transitioning to a low carbon future,” IOGP said in an Aug. 26 statement.
“On the Energy Transition, we believe that the industry must be part of the change, driving it, leading it. And, as IOGP, we want to support our Members in doing so by designing high impact solutions that will make a significant difference in a number of areas to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions,” said Iman Hill, executive director, IOGP.
The new strategy will focus on accelerating its energy transition work program, extending advocacy efforts, and helping members retain and attract talent as well as developing a framework for reshaping and reskilling the workforce needed for the decades to come, it said.
In addition, the strategy will accelerate decarbonization solutions and facilitate industry alignment on emissions. It identifies carbon capture and storage (CCS), electrification, energy efficiency, and flares and vents as priority themes and opportunities for the industry.
IOGP said it is developing recommended practices to help the industry accelerate emission reductions and will facilitate a methane guiding principles program aiming to embed methane management best practices within the operations of oil and gas companies worldwide.
To deliver on the low carbon work program, IOGP has created a dedicated energy transition directorate and appointed Concetto Fischetti as IOGP’s energy transition director beginning Sept. 1.