IOGP Standards Committee

The Standards Committee promotes consistent, efficient and effective upstream oil and gas industry standards the world over.

This process involves cooperation with national regulating bodies as well as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) which are ultimately responsible for publishing the standards.

There are many other standards developing bodies that delivers standards used in the international oil and gas industry and that is part of the challenge we work with.

Standards Committee objectives

IOGP has taken a very clear position on the development and use of international standards for the benefit of its members and the oil and gas industry alike (IOGP Report No. 381).

The primary aim of IOGP’s Standard Committee is thus to provide the oil and gas industry with a series of added-value international standards that are globally recognized and used locally worldwide.

The Committee does this by monitoring, coordinating and influencing the development of international standards to meet the needs of IOGP members. In these days of restrictive measures, IOGP has temporarily taken on an important role of harbouring a lot of this work under the Standards solution.

This involves close communication and liaison with national, regional and international standards bodies such as ABNT, API, BSI, CEN, CSA, GSO, IEC, ISO, Rosstandart, TISI and many more.

Current Committee objectives include:

  • continuing development of industry-relevant standards, specifically through ISO TC 67, IEC TC 18 etc. (IOGP Report No. 4015  and IOGP Report No. 4210)
  • maintain the IOGP Standards Solution
  • working with regulators and their use of standards (IOGP No. 426)
  • identifying and progressing the development of standards needed by IOGP members, but currently not addressed within the ISO/IEC work programme
  • holding regional workshops aimed at increasing knowledge and use of ISO/IEC standards and seeking new participation in their development, including ISO/IEC awareness and training sessions
  • benchmarking on standards and technical specifications (IOGP Report No. 500)
  • preparing IOGP supplementary specifications under JIP33

Standards Committee structure

The Standards committee has the following subcommittees and Task Forces

  • Coatings Sub Committee
  • Electrical Standards Sub Committee
  • Information Standards Subcommittee
  • Instrumentation & Automation
  • Material and Corrosion Sub Committee
  • Offshore Structures Sub Committee
  • Piping & Valve Standards Sub Committee
  • Administration Task Force Sub Committee
  • Requirements Digitalisation Task Force
  • ISO 17782 Global Certification Scheme Task Force
  • Operators Preferred Standards Task Force
  • Remote Operating Centers Task Force
  • Wave Crest Loading Task Force

Standards Committee contacts

Chair of the Standards Committee is Ian Cummins, BP

Vice Chairs are Ketil Rongved and Ted Fletcher

Management Committee sponsors are Fawaz Bitar, BP and J. Hunter Farris, ExxonMobil

For more information, contact Committee Manager Alf Reidar Johansen