PUBLICATIONS

Best practices are promoted through publications that become true reference guidelines for the sector in the region. ARPEL's web library publishes all the documents developed by the Association: guidelines on best practices, executive reports, studies, statistics, management systems manuals and tools, benchmarking reports, and reports and presentations of ARPEL events. For further information please contact us: publicaciones@arpel.org.uy

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Reference Manual for Terminal Operation Management - updated version

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Manual and Tool to Evaluate Oil Spill Management Capabilities – RETOS V 2.0

ARPEL Oil Spill Response Planning and Readiness Assessment Manual and its Readiness Evaluation Tool for ...

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Manual for Pipeline Integrity Management

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This report addresses the urgent need for standardization of characteristics and assessment of terminals that move oil and oil products in the world, consequently increasing efficiency and operational safety. It considers diverse global corporate forums that contribute, one way or the other, to this objective, focusing on the specific contribution of OCIMF and its Marine Terminal Information System, MTIS.

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Year: 2015 Documents only for registered users

Developed by ARPEL, this guideline has the objective to establish the minimum basis to help companies implement the methodologies most commonly used in the studies to analyze process risks, stating their advantages and disadvantages - in the different cases applicable - including the lessons learned by ARPEL member companies. The focus of this analysis is on process units and auxiliar services at the Downstream sector. This document is restricted to ARPEL members, for more information please contact publicaciones@arpel.org.uy

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Year: 2015 Publication type: Institutional Public document

ARPEL Annual Report 2014

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Year: 2015 Documents only for registered users

Summary of the global climate change negotiations carried out during the COP20 in Lima, December 2014

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This is a catalogue of general points on oil and gas exploration licensing rounds for consideration by interested governments and other stakeholders. The considerations contained in this document represent the opinion of private and state-owned companies, members of ARPEL, and embrace topics related to contracts and government/industry partnerships, as well as institutional, social, environmental and economic issues that would allow for a sustainable development of the hydrocarbon resources in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Year: 2015 Publication type: Best Practices Public document

Guidance establishing criteria and recommendations to detect at an early stage the damage caused by physosocial risk factors.

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Year: 2015 Publication type: Best Practices Documents only for registered users

The document includes the results of an assessment of talent retention practices in member companies and the definition of general and specific practices of talent retention based on industry experience as well as from other experiences outside it.

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Year: 2014 Publication type: Benchmarking Documents only for registered users

The Environmental Benchmarking Annual Report is a compilation of environmental statistics of ARPEL member companies that has been performed since 2008. The report analyzes indicators on spills, production water, process effluents, waste disposal and freshwater use.

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Year: 2014 Publication type: Benchmarking Public document

This report is a compilation of safety statistics of ARPEL Member Companies. It analyzes four reactive indicators (total incidents, gravity, frequency of incidents with lost workdays and fatalities) and two proactive indicators (safety training intensity and task planned observations), broken down by business line (E&P, refining, pipelines, distribution and others) and by category (company and contractors), and also including historical data series.

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Year: 2014 Publication type: Best Practices Documents only for registered users

This manual (updated edition) compiles the best regional practices among ARPEL member companies on the management of terminal operations, being an essential reference for companies striving for excellence in management, operation and maintenance of maritime and pluvial terminals and tankers of gases, liquid hydrocarbons and biofuels, under a responsible social and environmental context. The manual comes with check-lists in Excel format that complement the document and ease the risk analysis process.This document is restricted to ARPEL members; please contact publicaciones@arpel.org.uy for more information.

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Year: 2014 Publication type: Best Practices Documents only for registered users

This Guideline, developed by ARPEL, provides a general analysis of the different steps that should be taken to go for the International Qualification and Certification of pipeline operators. Based in the experience and best practices of ARPEL member companies, together with the best international standards, this publication addresses aspects that help to ensure, not only the Qualification and Certification, but also the relevant criteria for capacity building and the development of training activities for local and remote operators to be considered in these processes: determination of the Training/Certification team; revision of documents; qualification and certification of operators; change management and the measurement of process efficiency. This document is restricted to ARPEL members; please contact publicaciones@arpel.org.uy for more information.

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Year: 2014 Publication type: Events Documents only for registered users

The workshop "Fire Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry" organized by ARPEL and ANCAP came with the purpose of sharing best practices and conceptual and technological innovation in fire prevention and safety, continuing the efforts done by the Association to improve the safety performance of its associated companies. Here you can download version of the agenda of the workshop where you will find the presentations used by the presenters (only in Spanish).

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Year: 2014 Publication type: Benchmarking Documents only for registered users

Annual statistics report on the level of development of occupational health management in companies associated with ARPEL. Statistics obtained through the use of two self-assessment tools developed by the Occupational Health Committee IOGP and IPIECA (OIHC), which establishes eight key elements of the management of occupational health and assess them qualitatively in four levels of implementation or maturity.

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Year: 2014 Publication type: Benchmarking Documents only for registered users

ARPEL Member Companies safety statistics annual report. It analyzes both reactive and proactive indicators, broken down by business line and by category (company and contractors), and also including historical data since 2001.

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Year: 2014 Publication type: Events Documents only for registered users

The event took place on September 30 - October 2, 2014 in Cartagena, Spain, sponsored by REPSOL and organized by the Refining and Fuels Committee. The workshop gathered 35 professionals from the following Member Companies: ECOPETROL, ENAP, PEMEX, PETROBRAS, PETROPERU, PLUSPETROL and REPSOL. Also, engineering and construction companies participated in the event. 19 conferences were made in from professionals of operating companies as well as from the ones of engineering and construction.

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Year: 2014 Publication type: Best Practices Documents only for registered users

These guidelines, developed by ARPEL, consolidate the experience and best practices of the industry in the region, based also in the most relevant codes and standards globally. Attached you will find the table of content of the guidelines. The access to this document is restricted to ARPEL members. For more information please contact publicaciones@arpel.org.uy

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