MOIG was initiated by the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA), following a joint Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Seminar organized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and IPIECA in Cairo in 1992, where a commitment was made to set up an industry network in the Mediterranean region. The first meeting took place in Rome in 1995. The Permanent Secretariat is currently based in Tunisia following to ETAP Headquarter Agreement signed by both ETAP and IPIECA. MOIG serves as a Regional Oil Industry Forum on Oil Spill Prevention, Preparedness and Response for the Mediterranean Region to ensure Industry Coordination in the event of an Oil Spill in the Mediterranean sea.

Mission & Vision

  • To strengthen member’s ability to prepare for and respond safely and effectively to oil spill incidents;
  • To build standards and facilitate effective oil spill response partnership relations between members;
  • To be a credible voice of the Oil and Gas Industry in the region related to Oil Spill Preparedness and Response;
  • To be proactive and share field operations experiences and best practices.