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


In response to the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) initiated a review of the safety and environmental requirements for offshore drilling in Canada’s unique Arctic environment. Through the Arctic Offshore Drilling Review, the NEB examined the best information available on hazards, risks and safety measures associated with offshore drilling in the Canadian Arctic. At the end of the review, the Board prepared a report on safety and environmental protection requirements for offshore drilling in the Canadian Arctic.

  • Accident Prevention

    Included here are descriptions of frameworks, regulations, guidelines and practices that the different G20 countries have found helpful in preventing, preparing for and dealing with the consequences of offshore oil and gas accidents.


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