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Profile of registrant

International Association of Oil & Gas Producers

Identification number in the register: 3954187491-70
Registration date: 10/10/08 11:02:47

The information on this organisation was last modified on 15/09/14 09:29:23
The date of the last annual update was 15/09/14 09:29:23

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: International Association of Oil & Gas Producers
Acronym: OGP
Legal status: A company limited by guarantee. Registered in England, No. 1832064
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Michael Engell-Jensen
Position: Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Roland Festor
Position: Director EU Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 209-215 Blackfriars Road 
London SE1 8NL
Telephone number: (+44) 20 7633 0272
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Brussels office (OGP Europe):

Mr Roland Festor
Director EU Affairs

165, Bd. du Souverain
1160 Brussels

Tel. +32 (0)2 566 91 50
Fax: +32 (0)2 566 91 59


Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: OGP is the single association representing companies and associations engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas both at global and at EU level, with offices in London and Brussels.

At EU level, OGP represents members who are active in Europe. OGP Europe participates in the Berlin Fossil Fuels Forum, the Madrid European Gas Regulatory Forum as well as other consultative groups set up by the European Commission, and it is the prime interlocutor for energy policy, environmental and other issues related to this industry.

Globally, OGP’s worldwide membership accounts for more than half of the world’s oil output and about one third of global gas production. OGP fosters cooperation in the area of health, safety and the environment, operations and engineering, and represents the industry before international organisations, such as the UN, IMO and the World Bank, as well as regional seas conventions, such as OSPAR, where it has observer status.


To work on behalf of the world’s oil and gas producing companies to promote responsible and profitable operations


To represent the interests of oil and gas producing companies to international regulators and legislative bodies

To liaise with other industry associations globally and provide a forum for sharing experiences, debating emerging issues and establishing common ground to promote co-operation, consistency and effectiveness

To facilitate continuous improvement in Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), engineering and operations


To improve understanding of our industry by being visible, accessible and a reliable source of information

To represent and advocate industry views by developing effective proposals

To improve the collection, analysis and dissemination of data on HSE performance

To develop and disseminate best practice in HSE, engineering and operations

To promote CSR awareness and best practice
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 10
Complementary information: Roland Festor, Director EU Affairs
Christian Schwarck, Deputy Director EU Affairs;
Christine Ravnholt Hartmann, EU Affairs Manager;
Bernard Vanheule, EU Affairs Manager;
Kamila Piotrowska, EU Affairs Officer;
Alessandro Torello, Communications Manager
Christine Glorieux, Office Manager
Véronique Luyten, Administrative Officer
Caterina De Matteis, Junior Policy Officer
Alexandra Ivascu, Administrative Assistant

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Caterina De Matteis 15/04/14 11/04/15
Christian Schwarck 09/05/14 07/05/15
Alessandro Torello 24/06/14 20/06/15
Roland Festor 29/04/14 25/04/15
Kamila Piotrowska 22/01/14 20/01/15
Christine Ravnholt HARTMANN 05/08/14 01/08/15
Bernard VANHEULE 22/01/14 20/01/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Policy and legislation concerning the exploration and production of oil and gas in Europe and globally. These include in particular general energy political, internal gas market as well as climate related and other environmental matters.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 1,800,000 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

In the absence of a definition of "direct representation", OGP has opted to indicate the entire budget of its Brussels office (OGP Europe). This is financed through membership fees (see OGP website for details).

The purpose of OGP Europe is:

To gather relevant information on EU Affairs

To analyse with members their possible impact on the sector

If appropriate, to communicate the result of this analysis and other relevant information to the EU institutions.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.