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International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP)
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International Association of Oil & Gas Producers
209-215 Blackfriars Road
United Kingdom
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The International Association of Oil & Gas producers (OGP) encompasses most of the world’s leading publicly-traded, private and state-owned oil & gas companies, oil & gas associations and major upstream service companies. OGP members produce more than half the world’s oil and about one third of its gas.

The association was formed in 1974 to develop effective communications between the upstream industry and an increasingly complex network of international regulators. Originally called the E&P Forum, in 1999 the name International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) was adopted.

An essential part of OGP’s mission is to represent the interests of the upstream industry before international regulators and legislators. From its headquarters in London, OGP represents the industry in such UN bodies as the International Maritime Organization and the Commission for Sustainable Development. OGP also works with the World Bank and with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is also accredited to a range of regional bodies that include OSPAR, the Helsinki Commission, the Barcelona Convention and the Arctic Council.

From its office in Brussels, OGP provides an essential conduit for advocacy and debate between the upstream industry and the European Union (EU). This involves regular contact with the European Commission and the European Parliament.

OGP also helps members achieve continuous improvements in safety, health and environmental performance and in the engineering and operation of upstream ventures. OGP’s extensive international membership brings with it a wealth of know-how, data and experience. OGP committees and task forces manage the exchange and dissemination of this knowledge through Publications and Events around the world.

Additionally, OGP promotes awareness of Corporate Responsibility issues within the industry and among stakeholders. Transparency of revenues and combatting corruption are current areas of interest.

OGP is partner in the SIMORC project and service. SIMORC stands for "a System of Industry Metocean data for the Offshore and Research Communities". The SIMORC internet service has been set-up with the following aims:
· to manage and to operate a central index and database of metocean data sets, collected by the oil & gas industry at various sites on the globe in the past and continuing at present
· to facilitate harmonisation in quality and formats, storing and retrieving of these industry metocean datasets for use by industry partners and scientific users.

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British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)
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22 August 2011 4:07:53 PM