Thai welcome for Standards Committee
PTTEP hosted IOGP’s Standards Committee, at its 2nd annual meeting in Bangkok in September.
Committee Chair, Denis Deutsch, thanked Mr Phongsthorn Thavisin, PTTEP’s Executive Vice President, Engineering and Development and the organizing team “who made the meetings and the other arrangements extremely pleasant and memorable.”
“A key message from the Committee meeting is that the industry could reduce costs significantly by increasing participation in international standardization instead of writing the majority of company specifications themselves,” he added.
The well-attended meeting included reports on the progress of the ‘Standards Solution’ – ISO/TC 67 (an International Organization for Standardization technical committee which addresses standardization within the oil and gas industry), conclusions of the joint Task Force between IOGP and API, and discussions on standards for maintenance and inspection.
In addition, the Committee decided to develop guidance on company specification development and management. This follows last year’s workshop in Madrid dedicated to company specifications.