IAGC Members

IAGC Committees

Global Data Licensing Committee

The Global Data Licensing Committee represents the worldwide IAGC membership and provides input and guidance on IAGC’s position and strategy regarding industry, governmental and legal developments relating to data disclosure and confidentiality regulations, intellectual property rights and licensing practices as they affect the non-exclusive (“speculative”) geophysical data business. This committee produces and maintains recommended guidelines and model contractual language – including the IAGC Guidelines for Geophysical Data-Use Licenses. The committee educates government and industry on data licensing issues and provides a forum for debate through appropriate conferences and workshops on the subject. The committee is also responsible for overseeing related workgroups for key priorities and objectives.

Global Legal Committee

The Global Legal Committee represents the worldwide IAGC membership and provides recommendations and oversight to legal actions in response to final regulatory initiatives and other issues, as needed, and provides broad input and advice into issues and projects with legal implications, including any future review and update of IAGC’s anti-trust and competition policies.

Global HSSE Committee

The Global Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) Committee represents the worldwide IAGC membership and provides input and guidance on IAGC’s position and strategy regarding health, safety, security, and environment issues impacting the geophysical and exploration industry, identifies and promotes the use of best practices, and establishes HSSE standards and guidelines for the IAGC. The committee is also responsible for overseeing related workgroups for key priorities and objectives.

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Americas Committee

Americas Committee

The Americas Committee addresses the issues of importance to member companies with operations in North, Central, and South Americas and the Caribbean. The Americas Committee provides the opportunity for IAGC Members to discuss and address governmental and operating issues affecting geophysical exploration in the Americas and develop operating standards, best practices, and recommended procedures to enhance geophysical efficiency and effectiveness.

Asia Pacific Committee

Asia Pacific Committee

The Asia-Pacific Committee addresses the issues of importance to member companies with operations in the Asia-Pacific Region. The Committee provides the opportunity for IAGC Members to discuss and address governmental and operating issues affecting geophysical exploration in the region and develop operating standards, best practices, and recommended procedures to enhance geophysical efficiency and effectiveness.

EAME Committee

EAME Committee

The EAME Committee addresses the issues of importance to member companies with operations in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The EAME Committee provides the opportunity for IAGC Members to discuss and address governmental and operating issues affecting geophysical exploration in the EAME region and develop operating standards, best practices, and recommended procedures to enhance geophysical efficiency and effectiveness.

Workgroups

Norway | OGA | Africa

IAGC Seismic Efficiency Initiative

The IAGC Seismic Efficiency Initiative was established in 2019 by IAGC Governing Members and Industry Partners to develop specific counsel-approved initiatives, best practices and standards, to promote environmental protection, safety and efficiency within the Geophysical & Exploration Industry.

IAGC Standing Workgroups

IAGC’s standing Committees have Standing Workgroups to ensures timely engagement and response to issues.

IAGC Issues Workgroups

IAGC Workgroups convene to address specific geophysical and exploration industry issues to achieve a goal as outlined by the respective group and within the scope and mission of the IAGC.

Antitrust Statement:
The IAGC believes that fair and open competition among geophysical contractors, their vendors and customers, is the best means to foster and promote a vigorous and growing geophysical industry. The Policy of the IAGC is to comply with all applicable laws, and its meetings shall not be used as a forum or an occasion to exchange confidential competitively sensitive information or to reach or attempt to reach any understanding or agreement among competitors—whether written or oral, formal or informal, express or implied—that would violate U.S., European or other applicable antitrust or competition laws.

Whereas the IAGC engages in a variety of beneficial activities, including development of proposed standards and collection of industry statistical data, and routinely takes positions on regulatory issues designed to benefit the industry as a whole in its engagement with governments and regulatory bodies around the world, the IAGC, including its committees, Directors, staff, and consultants acting on the IAGC’s behalf, shall not attempt to influence or solicit discussion on any individual member’s commercial decisions or plans, especially where there is or may be competition between members.

Our members must at all times (before, during, or after a meeting) refrain from discussing any confidential, commercially sensitive information, the exchange of which could impact competition in the marketplace.

Infringement of antitrust or competition laws can have serious consequences for the individual, the company he/she represents or for the Association itself. Members are reminded that they cannot discuss issues outside of the previously circulated and revised agenda. If any member considers that a discussion can be interpreted as sensitive from the perspective of the antitrust or competition law, that discussion topic will end.