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

Russian Federation

Russia’s experience in industrial offshore oil and gas exploration and development dates back to the 1940’s. However, due to its significant endowment of onshore hydrocarbon reserves, Russia has, until recently, concentrated only on onshore exploration and development. Over the last few years, it has become economically and technologically feasible for Russia to expand the development of its largely untapped offshore hydrocarbon potential.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Oil Spill Response

    Material covering the regulatory, operational and environmental context of managing a marine oil spill. Includes material on capping devices and industry mutual response.

  • Human Factors

    Best practices relating to human behaviours, culture and training and their criticality to protecting the marine environment.

  • Marine Transportation

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


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