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IOGP rendezvous in Davos

As ever, the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos attracted the world’s political and financial elite.  Also attending were IOGP Executive Director Gordon Ballard and JIP 33 Chair Ian Cummins of BP, pictured here. They were at the meeting to report on progress made by JIP 33 – an initiative …

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Progress in standardizing Christmas trees

Appropriately, in the weeks leading to the year-end holiday period, IOGP published updated – and potentially universal — specifications for subsea Christmas trees. The report was prepared by Joint Industry  Project (JIP)  33 for the Standardization of Equipment Specifications for Procurement.  JIP 33 is organized by IOPG with support from …

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New IOGP report: Recommended practice on obsolescence and life cycle management for automation systems

‘Your phone, computer, kitchen appliances and television are probably more sophisticated than ever before. At the same time, they are more interdependent, more software reliant and so more difficult to repair. And in many cases you can’t replace just one piece of equipment without consequences for the others. The same …

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New IOGP report: Recommended practice on obsolescence and life cycle management for automation systems

‘Your phone, computer, kitchen appliances and television are probably more sophisticated than ever before. At the same time, they are more interdependent, more software reliant and so more difficult to repair. And in many cases you can’t replace just one piece of equipment without consequences for the others. The same …

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JIP reaches standardization milestone

The IOGP-managed joint industry project (JIP33) on Standardization of Equipment Specifications for Procurement was initiated by operators and has the support of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The objective of the JIP is to prove the concept of industry-level standardization. JIP33’s vision for the industry is to unlock significant value and …

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Improving industry accuracy

With no budget, apart from the man-hour costs provided by each participant company, and a short timeframe, the IOGP IASSC Level Measurement Task Force faced a tough challenge in drafting and publishing a recommended practice for multi-layer fluid interface measurement. Under Marc Baqué’s leadership as chair, the Task Force’s 14 …

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Made to measure

A new IOGP recommended practice aims to address the challenge of accurately measuring single and multi-layer level in the hydrocarbon processing industry. IOGP 547, Hydrocarbon process single and multi-layer level measurement – Recommended Practice provides: guidance in the provision of level measurement from an instrumentation perspective further clarification on the …

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Subsea Chair identifies key role for standardization

“Standardization plays a key role in achieving volume on selected solutions, obtaining cost and time reductions and HSE and quality improvements,” says Roald Sirevaag of Statoil, who chairs IOGP’ Subsea Committee. “I believe the present economic situation gives the industry the strong incentive it needs to take important steps forward …

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Improving standardization among owner operators

In a call to address the lack of practical standards for information exchange in the industry, the IOGP Standards Committee has initiated an “Information Standards Sub-Committee” for owner operators.  This will seek to influence standardization requirements and priorities for the industry developed by the information standards bodies. It reflects the …

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New joint industry project could save millions of dollars for major projects

A group of 10 companies – BP, Total, Sonangol, Eni, Shell, Woodside, Engie, Saudi Aramco, Chevron and Statoil – kicked off a new joint industry project (JIP) for Standardization of Equipment Specifications for Procurement on 26 November. Ian Cummins, head of upstream engineering for BP, newly-elected chair of JIP33’s Steering …

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