This module explores the IEA’s oil and gas emergency response policy and procedure for member countries and assists officials from non-member countries to develop their own emergency response policies and measures according to their national energy context.
Capacity building and cooperation in this area is a multi-step process and this course provides the initial stages of awareness raising and knowledge transfer. In particular, it covers the following aspects:
Why is this topic important?
Disruptions of oil and gas supplies are genuine risks in a volatile global market. Today, no government can afford to ignore the real dangers – the economic and social cost – which a sudden and prolonged disruption can cause. Putting in place sound policies and procedures to mitigate any potential damages should be a national priority. Mechanisms exist to increase the resilience of countries in cases of supply disruptions and all relevant stakeholders need to be aware of them.
IEA’s credentials – why learn from us?
The IEA has a unique, statutory role and responsibility to help minimise the risk of oil and gas disruptions for its 28 member countries. In times of crises – such as during the first Gulf War and after Hurricane Katrina – the IEA implements its emergency procedures to the assistance of national governments. Over the last 35 years, the IEA has shaped and improved its policy and developed advanced measures to respond to oil and gas emergencies. The Agency also shares its expertise and other international best practice on a regular basis through Emergency Response Exercises (ERE) and Trainings (ERT) offered to member and non-member countries.
Who will benefit from this module?
This course is targeted at:
What will participants gain?
This course equips participants with a fundamental understanding of the role of a national emergency response system so they are able to contribute to developing policies and measures in their home country. It is also the initial stage of establishing longer-term knowledge exchange with the IEA and coordinating activities in this area.
Bilateral workshops: 2 days
Multilateral workshops: 5 days