24 October 2018

New Process Safety Incident Benchmarking Report of ARPEL Member Companies

  • The second edition of the “Safety Incident Benchmarking Report in the Oil and Gas Industry of Latin America and the Caribbean” containing 2017 statistics is now available for ARPEL member companies.

    This is a an annual comparative exercise among ARPEL member companies which aims to improve the performance and management of oil and gas companies on the basis of the measurement of indicators of process incidents, the establishment of benchmarks, and gap closure.

    Reported indicators take as main references the API Recommended Practice 754, its reporting guide v3.0, and the CCPS Process Safety Leading and Lagging Metrics.

    The report, compiled with data from the 2017 performance of member companies, contains statistics of 14 companies that operate in 12 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Data are broken down in four business lines: Exploration and Production, Refining, Pipelines and Distribution.

    In this second edition, a total of 322.7 million hours worked were reported, of which 138.1 correspond to E&P, 114.5 to Refining, 32.1 to Pipelines, and 38.0 to Distribution.

    The information is presented by business line, activity, released material and consequences.

    Click here to read the full report.


25 March 2019

ARPEL signed the Women's Empowerment Principles, an initiative of the UN Global Compact and UN Women

Montevideo, March 25, 2019. The Regional Association of Oil, Gas and Biofuels Sector Companies in Latin America and the Caribbean (ARPEL) signed the statement of support to the Women's Empowerment Principles promoted by UN Women ...
22 February 2019

ARPEL participated of the first global industry associations meeting

ARPEL participated in a global oil and gas industry associations meeting in Houston, USA, on February 21st. The main topic of discussion was how associations can support the industry by promoting the case for oil ...
30 January 2019

In-Company Course "Design of scenarios in security and cybersecurity" and document on Best Practices

Starting 2019, among its course offering, ARPEL provides a new in-company training designed to present and discuss the scenario analysis technique applied to security and cybersecurity as a new capacity in the challenge to anticipate ...
28 December 2018


The Argentine Institute of Oil and Gas (IAPG) held the 10th Hydrocarbon Exploration and Development Congress, which took place November 5-9 in Mendoza, Argentina. The Congress is characterized by general technical sessions, poster session, symposia ...