International Standards

More than ever, operators, suppliers, contractors and drilling companies alike are aware of the need for and value of comprehensive sets of standards that provide greater consistency of safe practices worldwide.

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IOGP Standards Committee

Working together for improved standards

Standards Solution

Standards Solution projects

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  • IOGP Standards Committee
  • AFNOR (L’Association Française de Normalisation)
  • ANSI  (American National Standards Institute)
  • ASME  (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • ASTM  (American Society for Testing and Materials)
  • API  (American Petroleum Institute)
    API is the major national trade association representing the entire petroleum industry: exploration and production, transportation, refining, and marketing. It is a forum for all parts of the oil and natural gas industry to pursue priority public policy objectives and advance the interests of the industry in a legally appropriate manner.
  • BSN (National Standardization Agency of Indonesia)
  • BNPé (Bureau de Normalisation du Pétrole)
  • BSI  (British Standards Institution)
  • CEN  (European Committee for Standardization)
    CEN’s mission is to promote voluntary technical harmonisation in Europe in conjunction with worldwide bodies and its partners in Europe. It does this by encouraging the development and formal adoption of European Standards on the basis of voluntary agreement between all the interested parties.
  • CSA (Canadian Standards Association)
  • DIN  (The German Institute for Standardization)
  • DSM (Department of Standards Malaysia)
  • EEMUA  (Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association)
  • IEC  (International Electrotechnical Commission)
    The International Electrotechnical Commission is the international standards and conformity assessment body for all fields of electrotechnology.
  • IEE  (The Institution of Electrical Engineers)
  • IEEE  (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • IMechE  (The Institution of Mechanical Engineers)
  • International Regulators’ Forum – Global offshore safety
  • ISO  (International Organization for Standardization)
    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 130 countries, one from each country. Its aim is to promote the worldwide development of standardization and related activities.
  • ITU (International Telecommunication Union)
    The ITU is an international organization within which governments and the private sector coordinate global telecom networks and services.
  • JISC (Industrial Standardization in Japan)
  • NEN (The Netherlands NEN)
  • NORSOK  (NORSOK Standards)
  • Oil & Gas UK (formerly UKOOA)
  • OSHA  (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
  • Petroleum Industry Practices
  • SAC (Standardization Administration of China)
  • SIRIM  (The Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia)
  • SNAME (The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers)
  • Standards Australia
  • Standards Council of Canada
  • Standards Forum for the Oil & Gas Sector
    Jointly sponsored by IOGP and the ISO, with support from API and CEN, this website has been developed in response to a new initiative concerned with sector differentiation, and provides information on developments undertaken in the oil and natural gas industry sector. An electronic discussion forum has also been established on this site.
  • ISO/TC67 Secretariat
    The ISO/TC 67 Secretariat is now (since 2009) administered by the Netherlands national standards organization (NEN) after twenty years of US (ANSI/API) administration. The ISO/TC67 website provides up-to-date information on ISO/TC 67 standards published, business plan, scope, organization, work programme etc. and meeting dates for ISO/TC 67 plenary committee and its subcommittees.
  • WTO  (World Trade Organization)
    The WTO is the only international organization dealing with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible.

Working together for improved standards

IOGP Standards Committee

Working together for improved standards

Industry uses standards to enhance technical integrity, improve safety, enable cost reductions and reduce the environmental impact of operations worldwide. Our work in promoting the development and use of international standards is crucial, not the least following recent well incidents. IOGP has taken a very clear position on the development and use of international standards for the benefit of its members and industry alike (IOGP Report No. 381). In these days of restrictive trade measures, IOGP has temporarily taken on an important role of harbouring a lot of this work under the Standards Solution.

The existence and application of such standards is equally important for national regulators who have a significant role to play in the process of standards development. For example, this could include the selection of topics for standardization, the development of new standards and the use of completed standards as part of the regulatory landscape with the benefit of harmonization and reducing the differences in the many national regulations IOGP members are facing in operations around the globe.

The International Regulators’ Forum (IRF) is the principal international regulatory forum for offshore safety. This network encompasses highly experienced offshore safety regulators from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the UK, and the USA.

The IRF has recently become more involved in the process of standards development and promotion. Following the IRF’s Summit Conference in Stavanger in 2011, members voted their support for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards system – and International and Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for electrical issues. The IRF deemed the work of these bodies the best ways to achieve globally agreed offshore standards. At the same time, the IRF acknowledged the crucial role that relevant national and regional standards would continue to play when equivalent ISO or IEC are not yet available.

Standards solution

Standards solution

IOGP and ISO agreed in June 2012 to an Interim Solution that responded to temporary industry uncertainties associated with trade regulations (EU and US) and their applicability to standardization in the oil and gas sector. The Interim Solution allowed the continuation of the development of prioritized ISO/TC67 work items. The Interim Solution involved the development and publication of draft standards by IOGP.

This solution was replaced by the Standards Solution, where we continue to offer a secured environment for developing draft standards. The “IOGP supplementary procedure for development and maintenance of ISO standards has been revised in response to the letter of ISO/TMB TF “Challenges in the oil and gas sector”.

For more information on the Standards Solution, please go to the flyer, presentation or for full details see the revised Supplementary procedure.

In the Standards Solution, drafts for and other contributions to ISO deliverables developed under the IOGP umbrella will be made available to ISO/TC67 Secretariat for ISO ballot or other processing through a publicly accessible website:

The IOGP Standards Solution uses the password-secured ShareFile system allowing participants safe sharing and storing of relevant documents. IOGP’s Standards Committee manages the Standards Solution as a stand-alone project with the assistance of a dedicated Standards Solution Manager and support and guidance from the Administration Task Force (ATF), populated largely by IOGP Standards Committee members. For further information on the Standards Solution, please contact the Standards Solution Manager at email

Standards solution projects

IOGP Standards Solution – Projects under the IOGP umbrella

IOGP Standards Solution projects – 2018-04-11

INFORMATIVE NOTE     If a standard is published by ISO, the project has been removed from this list

67 0 2 29001 Pp&ngi – Sector-specific quality management systems – Requirements for product and service supply organizations (TS)
67 0 2 29010 Pp&ngi – Operating management system
67 0 4 15663 Pp&ngi – Life cycle costing
67 0 4 20815 Pp&ngi – Production assurance and reliability management
67 0 7 23936-3 P&ngi – Non-metallic materials in contact with media related to oil and gas production – Part 3: Thermosets
67 0 7 23936-4 P&ngi – Non-metallic materials in contact with media related to oil and gas production – Part 4: Fiber-reinforced composite
67 0 8 17782 Pp&ngi – Qualification of manufacturers of special materials
67 0 11 18796-1 Pp&ngi – Internal coating and lining of carbon steel process vessels – Part 1: Technical requirements
67  0 11  18796-2 a Pp&ngi – Internal coating and lining of carbon steel process vessels — Part 2: Guideline for selection of coating and lining systems
67  0 11  18797-2 a Pp&ngi – External corrosion protection of risers by coatings and linings – Part 2: Maintenance and field repair
67 0 11 19277 Methods for control of corrosion under thermal insulation and fire proofing materials
67 2 16 3183 b P&ngi – Steel pipe pipeline transportation systems
67 2 19 12736 P&ngi – Wet thermal insulation coatings for pipelines, flow lines, equipment and subsea structures
67 2 21 19345-1 P&ngi – Pipeline integrity management specification – Part 1: Full-life cycle integrity management for onshore pipeline
67 2 21 19345-2 P&ngi – Pipeline integrity management specification – Part 2: Full-life cycle integrity management for offshore pipeline
67 3 2 10426-3 b Pp&ngi – Cements and materials for well cementing – Part 3: Testing of deepwater well cement formulations
67 3 2 10426-4 b Pp&ngi – Cements and materials for well cementing – Part 4: Preparation and testing of foamed cement slurries at atmospheric pressure
67 3 2 10426-7 a Pp&ngi – Cements and materials for well cementing – Part 7: Laboratory test method for materials for well abandonment
67 3 3 13503-7a Pp&ngi – Completion fluids and materials – Part 7: Testing of formate brines
67 4 1 20321 Pp&ngi – Safety of machineries – Powered elevators
67 5 2 12835 Qualification of casing connections for thermal wells [PAS]
67 6 1 10418 P&ngi – Offshore production installations – Basic surface process safety systems
67 6 8 16812 b P&ngi – Shell-and-tube heat exchangers
67 6 11 15138 P&ngi – Offshore production installations – Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning
67 6 12 23251b Pp&ngu – Pressure-relieving and depressuring systems
67 7 1 19900 P&ngi – General requirements for offshore structures
67 7 3 19901-9 P&ngi – Specific requirements for offshore structures – Part 9: Structural Integrity Management
67 7 3 19902 P&ngi – Fixed steel offshore structures
67 7 4 19903 P&ngi – Concrete offshore structures
67 7 5 19904-1 P&ngi – Floating offshore structures – Part 1: Monohulls, semi-submersibles and spars
67 7 7 19905-1 P&ngi – Site-specific assessment of mobile offshore units – Part 1: Jack-ups
67 7 7 19905-2 P&ngi – Site-specific assessment of mobile offshore units – Part 2: Jack-ups commentary and detailed sample calculation (TR)
67 7 7 19905-4a P&ngi – Site-specific assessment of mobile offshore units – Part 4: Jack-ups: emplacement and removal at a site
67 7 8 19906 P&ngi – Arctic offshore structures
67 7 9 19901-6 P&ngi – Specific requirements for offshore structures – Part 6: Marine operations
67 8 2 35102 a P&ngi – Arctic Operations – Escape, evacuation and rescue from offshore installations
67 8 4 35104 P&ngi – Arctic operations – Ice management
67 8 5 35105 P&ngi – Arctic operations – Material requirements for arctic operations (TS)
67 9 5 18624 Conception, design and testing of LNG storage tanks (TR)
67 9 7 20257-1 Installation and equipment for liquefied natural gas — Design of offshore installations – Part 1: General requirements for floating LNG installations
67 9 7 20257-2 Installation and equipment for liquefied natural gas — Design of offshore installations – Part 2: Specific requirements for FSRU
12 CEN 16808 Pp&ngi – Safety of machineries – Manual elevators

a future ISO reference once offered to ISO following the fast-track procedure

b ISO supplement to API standard

Pp&ngi = Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries

P&ngi = Petroleum and natural gas industries

PAS = Publicly Available Specification

TR = Technical Report

TS = Technical Specification