Management and development of company specifications were on the agenda at two-day, Repsol-hosted OGP workshop, which took place in Madrid, in July.
Regulators, classification societies, design contractors and suppliers joined over 20 OGP members to examine specification development strategies, document types, verbal forms, local/global specifications, deviation management, administration, dissemination, maintenance etc. for operating companies of various sizes.
The first day in Madrid featured member company presentations on how specifications were developed and managed in-house and used by contractors and suppliers. The second day comprised discussions and breakout sessions based on the previous day’s presentations. This session yielded several proposals for consideration by the OGP Standards Committee. The discussion topics included:
- Company specification development strategies
- External standards divergence strategy
- Standards in contracts/purchase orders
- Beyond the benchmarking survey