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.
Our key work areas
- 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
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.
Data Standards Opportunity Survey
IOGP’s Information Standards subcommittee commissioned a survey of oil and gas industry professionals to identify opportunities for the creation of a generic, industry-level architecture for data standards requirements. The survey, analysis, and subsequent report were conducted and assembled by a third party contractor, Visual Reliability LLC. This document is not an IOGP Report and does not contain IOGP guidance or recommendations. It is being made available by the IOGP Standards Committee for informational purposes only.
Working together for improved standards
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.
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”.
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: www.iso.org/tc67.
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 StandardsSolutionPM@iogp.org.
Standards solution projects
IOGP Standards Solution – Projects under the IOGP umbrella
IOGP Standards Solution projects – 2022-04-13
INFORMATIVE NOTE If a standard is published by ISO, the project has been removed from this list
|67||0||2||29010 a||Pp&ngi – Operating management system – Requirements with guidance for use|
|67||0||2||29011 a||Pp&ngi – Operating management system — Maturity assessment|
|67||0||2||29012 a||Pp&ngi – Sector-specific quality management systems – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of quality management systems for product and service supply organizations|
|67||0||7||3845 a||Full ring ovalization test for determining the susceptibility to cracking of linepipe steels in sour service – Test method|
|67||0||7||23936-1||Pp&ngi – Non-metallic materials in contact with media related to oil and gas production – Part 1: Thermoplastics|
|67||0||11||3259 a||Pp&ngi – Corrosion and fouling resistant protective coatings for tube ID of shell and tube heat exchangers|
|67||0||11||3288 a||Pp&ngi – Competency requirements for coating applicators|
|67||0||11||3289 a||Pp&ngi – Competency requirements for coating inspectors|
|67||0||11||16961||Pp&ngi – Internal coating and lining of steel storage tanks|
|67||0||11||18796-1||Pp&ngi – Internal coating and lining of 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||19277||Pp&ngi – Qualification testing for protective coating systems under insulation|
|67||0||13||24200||Pp&ngi – Bulk materials – Pipe support|
|67||0||13||24201 a||Pp&ngi – Bulk material for offshore projects – Tertiary outfitting structures|
|67||0||13||24202 a||Pp&ngi – Bulk material for offshore projects – Monorail beam and padeye|
|67||0||P&ngi – Diving respiratory equipment|
|67||2||19||12736-1||P&ngi – Wet thermal insulation coatings for pipelines, flow lines, equipment and subsea structures – Part 1: Validation of materials and insulation systems|
|67||2||19||12736-2||P&ngi – Wet thermal insulation coatings for pipelines, flow lines, equipment and subsea structures – Part 2: Qualification process for production and application procedures|
|67||2||19||12736-3||P&ngi – Wet thermal insulation coatings for pipelines, flow lines, equipment and subsea structures – Part 3: Interfaces between systems, field joint coating and field repairs|
|67||3||1||3319 a||P&ngi – Drilling, completion and workover fluids — Oilfield brine|
|67||3||1||13501||P&ngi – Drilling fluids – Processing equipment evaluation|
|67||3||1||13503-8 a||P&ngi – Completion fluids and materials – Part 8: Measurement of properties of coated proppants used in fracturing|
|67||3||3||3370 a||P&ngi – Drilling fluids – Facilities design|
|67||3||2||10426-2 b||P&ngi – Cements and materials for well cementing – Part 2: Testing of well cements|
|67||3||2||10426-5||P&ngi – Cements and materials for well cementing – Part 5: Determination of shrinkage and expansion of well cement formulations at atmospheric pressure|
|67||3||2||10426-7 a||P&ngi – Cements and materials for well cementing – Part 7: Laboratory test method for materials for well abandonment|
|67||4||4||16530||P&ngi – Well integrity – Life cycle governance|
|67||4||5||15551-1||P&ngi – Drilling and production equipment – Part 1: Electric submersible pump systems for artificial lift|
|67||4||8||3421||P&ngi – Offshore drilling conductor setting depth design and operation guideline|
|67||6||2||10438 b||Pp&ngi – Lubrication, shaft-sealing and control-oil systems and auxiliaries|
|67||6||5||13703-1||P&ngi – Piping systems on offshore production platforms and onshore plants – Part 1: Design|
|67||6||5||13703-2||Pp&ngi – Piping systems on offshore production platforms and onshore plants – Part 2: Piping material|
|67||6||5||13703-3 a||P&ngi – Piping systems on offshore production platforms and onshore plants – Part 3: Fabrication|
|67||6||5||14692-1||Pp&ngi – Glass-reinforced plastics (GRP) piping – Part 1: Vocabulary, symbols, applications and materials|
|67||6||5||14692-2||Pp&ngi – Glass-reinforced plastics (GRP) piping – Part 2: Qualification and manufacture|
|67||6||5||14692-3||Pp&ngi – Glass-reinforced plastics (GRP) piping – Part 3: System design|
|67||6||5||14692-4||Pp&ngi – Glass-reinforced plastics (GRP) piping – Part 4: Fabrication, installation and operation|
|67||6||8||5133||Pp&ngi – Protective system requirements for fired equipment|
|67||6||8||13704 b||Pp&ngi – Calculation of heater-tube thickness in petroleum refineries|
|67||6||8||25457 b||Pp&ngi – Flare details for general refinery and petrochemical service|
|67||6||12||4201-1 a||Pp&ngi – Offshore production installations — Flame arresters — Part 1: Design|
|67||6||12||4201-2 a||Pp&ngi – Offshore production installations — Flame arresters — Part 2: Fabrication, installation and maintenance|
|67||6||12||28300||Pp&ngi – Venting of atmospheric and low-pressure storage tanks|
|67||7||3||19901-3||P&ngi – Specific requirements for offshore structures – Part 3: Topsides structure|
|67||7||3||19901-9||P&ngi – Specific requirements for offshore structures – Part 9: Structural integrity management|
|67||7||5||19901-7||P&ngi – Specific requirements for offshore structures – Part 7: Stationkeeping systems for floating offshore structures and mobile offshore units|
|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||19905-4 a||P&ngi – Site-specific assessment of mobile offshore units – Part 4: Jack-ups: emplacement and removal at a site|
|67||7||10||19901-4||P&ngi – Specific requirements for offshore structures – Part 4: Geotechnical and foundation design considerations|
|67||7||10||19901-8||P&ngi – Specific requirements for offshore structures – Part 8: Marine soil investigations|
|67||9||10||6338 a||Installations and equipment for LNG – Method to calculate GHG emissions at LNG plant|
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