IOGP fatal incident reports

IOGP has been gathering Fatal incident descriptions from its members since 1991. These include upstream fatal incidents reported both by companies and contractors and, more recently, incidents involving 3rd party fatalities. Incident reports are categorised by region, country, location (onshore/offshore), cause and activity at the time of the incident. For each incident victim details of function, employer (company or contractor), age and occupation are collected.

The fatality information provided here is not detailed; often the root cause of an accident cannot be established. However the information should assist organisations to identify likely hazards, human factor issues and failure modes that they may not have recognized within their own operations. In particular it allows organisations to question whether their own Safety Management System would have prevented the incident occurring and mitigated its consequences.

The entire database is now available and searchable on this website. Please note that some of the incidents have been recategorised since they were originally published, therefore statistical results from this database may not be the same as those originally reported in the annual IOGP Safety Performance Report (see IOGP Reports).

This database should not in any way be considered a complete record of fatal incidents in the upstream oil industry or the IOGP membership.

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Fatal Accident Rate - company and contractors