The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) is a global forum encompassing 74 oil and gas companies, industry associations and major upstream service companies. Members identify and share best practices to achieve improvements on topics such as health, safety, the environment, security, social responsibility and operations. In response to a number of major incidents, the downstream oil industry, led by the American Petroleum Institute (API), developed guidance on key performance indicators (KPIs) for companies to manage process plant risks. The recommendation was a four-tier framework of KPIs with tiers 1 and 2 being predominantly lagging indicators related to loss of primary containment (LOPC). The OGP Safety Committee recognised the need to provide further guidance on KPIs with specific emphasis on their application to upstream oil and gas activities and published a report on recommended KPIS for process safety. This paper describes how the report was built on the framework and definitions included in the API recommended on process safety indicators, for the upstream activities of drilling and production because of their inherent potential for LOPC consequences. A formal request was issued to OGP member companies for 2010, 2011 and 2012 process safety event data based on the results of a pilot study. The process of data submission by member companies has matured with successive years of reporting, with more and more companies reporting and improvement in the consistency and quality of data submitted. This paper provides tier 1 and tier 2 process safety event data submitted by participating member companies. The data presented serves as a baseline for the future with the expectation that the quality of the data set will continue to improve. The paper also describes the data validation conducted and lessons learned in the collection process.
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