Useful Links and Information
OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Global Mineral Resource Assessment Project (GMRAP), a cooperative international project, to assess undiscovered resources for porphyry and sediment-hosted copper, platinum-group elements, and potash.
British Geological Survey (BGS)
The future of the global minerals and metals sector: issues and challenges out to 2050.
World Bank – Oil, Gas and Mining Unit
Website of the leading mining industry newspaper
The Global Mining Association of China
The Global Mining Association of China is the representative body for both companies and individuals within the international mining community in China.
Mining Intelligence & Technology
Oil and Gas
Oil and Gas Journal
Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information
Society of Petroleum Engineers
The largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry with a mission to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.
International Energy Agency
The International Energy Agency (IEA) acts as energy policy advisor to 26 Member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens. The IEA conducts a broad program of energy research, data compilation, publications and public dissemination of the latest energy policy analysis and recommendations on good practices.
OPEC’s mission is to coordinate & unify the petroleum policies of Member Countries & ensure the stabilization of oil prices in order to secure an efficient, economic & regular supply of petroleum to consumers, a steady income to producers & a fair return on capital to those investing in the petroleum industry.
The Independent Petroleum Association of America
The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) is the national association representing independent crude oil and natural gas explorer/producers in the United States. The IPAA site provides information covering the upstream side of the industry in each of the 33 producing states and policy papers on industry position. The one page overview of the “State of the U.S. Oil & Natural Gas Industry” presents industry positions and trends and the latest statistics on employment, imports, production, drilling, and reserves. The Research and Information page has links to statistical data.
The American Petroleum Institute
The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the U. S. petroleum industry’s primary trade association. Its membership consists of a broad cross section of petroleum and allied industries in exploration, production, transportation, refining and marketing. The API site features a free energy consumer site with information on policy, industry statistics and links and resources.
US Department of Energy
International Association of Drilling Contractors
IADC is dedicated to enhancing the interests of the oil-and-gas and geothermal drilling and completion industry worldwide.