G20 Global Marine Environment Protection (GMEP) Initiative

On Sharing Best Practices to Protect the Marine Environment, to Prevent Accidents related to Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Development, as well as Marine Transportation, and to Deal with Their Consequences


Despite its limited size, the offshore oil & gas industry in the German sector of the North Sea covers all major activities such as exploration, production, transportation and abandonment of installations. The technical standards are high and for many years it is common practice to apply BAT/BEP principles.

  • Environmental Protection

    Covering best practices approaches to the understanding of the marine environment and for planning oil and gas projects and activities in a manner that eliminates or mitigates their impact on the environment.

  • Marine Transportation

    Material relating to good practice in the marine transportation of oil and gas.


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