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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
  • 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

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 terminated in June 2013 and replaced by the Standards Solution, where we continue to offer a secured environment for developing draft standards.

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

In the Standards Solution, drafts for ISO technical reports, ISO technical specifications or ISO developed under the IOGP umbrella standards will now be sent directly to ISO/TC67 Secretariat for ISO ballot and/or publication.

The IOGP Standards Solution continues to use the secure ShareFile for the 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 a new 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

Interim Solution - Deliverables

IOGP and ISO agreed the interim solution (June 2012 – June 2013) that responded to temporary industry uncertainties associated with sanction regulations (e.g. EU and US) and their applicability to standardisation in the oil & gas sector. We established this webpage for placing into the public domain draft deliverables from the interim solution. All of these deliverables have now been withdrawn as they have been replaced by standards made publicly available by ISO. The below list provides an overview of the deliverables developed during the interim solution and their status in ISO.

  • OGP 221809-2, 2013: Petroleum and natural gas industries – External coatings for buried or submerged pipelines used in pipeline transportation systems – Part 2: Single layer fusion-bonded epoxy coatings (published by ISO as ISO 21809-2:2014)
  • OGP 119901-1, 2013: Petroleum and natural gas industries – Specific requirements for offshore structures – Part 1: Metocean design and operating considerations (published by ISO as ISO 19901-1:2015)
  • OGP 118683, 2013: Guidelines for systems and installations for supply of LNG as fuel to ships (published by ISO as ISO/TS 18683:2015)
  • OGP 115551-1, 2013: Petroleum and natural gas industries – Drilling and production equipment – Part 1: Electrical submersible pump systems for artificial lift (published by ISO as ISO 15551-1:2015)
  • OGP 219900, 2013: Petroleum and natural gas industries – General requirements for offshore structures (published by ISO as ISO 19900:2013)
  • OGP 117969, 2013: Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries – Competency management guidance for well operations personnel (published by ISO as ISO/TS 17969:2015)
  • OGP 212489, 2013: Petroleum, petrochemicals and natural gas industries – Reliability modelling and calculation of safety systems (published by ISO as ISO/TR 12489:2013)
  • OGP 116961, 2013: Petroleum, petrochemicals and natural gas industries – Internal coating and lining of steel storage tanks (published by ISO as ISO 16961:2015)
  • OGP 213847, 2013: Petroleum and natural gas industries – Pipeline transportation systems – Welding of pipelines (published by ISO as ISO 13847:2013)
  • OGP 113702, 2013: Petroleum and natural gas industries – Control and mitigation of fires and explosions on offshore production installations – Requirements and guidelines (published by ISO as ISO 13702:2015)
  • OGP 116901, 2013: Guidance on performing risk assessment in the design of onshore LNG installations including the ship/shore interface (published by ISO as ISO/TS 16901:2015)
  • OGP 117945, 2013: Petroleum and natural gas industries – Metallic materials resistant to sulfide stress cracking in corrosive petroleum refining environments (published by ISO as ISO 17945:2015)
  • OGP 119901-8, 2012: Petroleum and natural gas industries – Specific requirements for offshore structures – Part 8: Marine soil investigations (published by ISO as ISO 19901-8:2014)
  • OGP 113354, 2012: Petroleum and natural gas industries – Drilling and production equipment – Shallow gas diverter equipment (published by ISO as ISO 13354:2014)
  • OGP 116530-2, 2012: Petroleum and natural gas industries – Well integrity – Part 2: Well integrity for the operational phase (published by ISO as ISO/TS 16530-2:2014)
  • OGP 116903, 2012: Characteristics of LNG, influencing the design, and material selection (published by ISO as ISO 16903:2015)
  • OGP 116904, 2012: Design and testing of LNG marine transfer arms for conventional onshore terminals (published by ISO as ISO 16904:2016)
  • OGP 214998, 2012: Petroleum and natural gas industries – Downhole equipment – Completion accessories (published by ISO as ISO 14998:2013)

Standards solution projects

IOGP Standards Solution – Projects under the IOGP umbrella

IOGP Standards Solution projects – 2017-01-06

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

TC SC WG ISO No Title
67 0 2 17969 Pp&ngi – Guidelines on competency management for well operations personnel (TS)
67 0 2 29001 Pp&ngi – Sector-specific quality management systems – Requirements for product and service supply organizations (TS)
67 0 2 Pp&ngi – Operating management system
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 17781 Materials resistant to sulfide stress cracking in corrosive petroleum refining environments
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
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 Methods for control of corrosion under thermal insulation and fire proofing materials
67 2 13 13623 P&ngi – Pipeline transportation systems
67 2 16 3183/Amd 1 P&ngi – Steel pipe for pipeline transportation systems | Amendment Annex M (PSL 2 pipe ordered for European onshore natural gas transmission pipelines)
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 4 1 20321 Pp&ngi – Safety of machineries – Powered elevators
67 4 8 18647 P&ngi – Specifications for offshore modular drilling rigs on fixed platforms
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 5 14692-1 P&ngi – Glass-reinforced plastics (GRP) piping – Part 1: Vocabulary, symbols, applications and materials
67 6 5 14692-2 P&ngi – Glass-reinforced plastics (GRP) piping – Part 2: Qualification and manufacture
67 6 5 14692-3 P&ngi – Glass-reinforced plastics (GRP) piping – Part 3: System design
67 6 5 14692-4 P&ngi – Glass-reinforced plastics (GRP) piping – Part 4: Fabrication, installation and operation
67 6 5 24817 Pp&ngi – Composite repairs for pipework – Qualification and design, installation, testing and inspection
67 6 11 15138 P&ngi – Offshore production installations – Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning
67 7 1 19900 P&ngi – General requirements for offshore structures
67 7 3 19901-2 P&ngi – Specific requirements for offshore structures – Part 2: Seismic design procedures and criteria
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 19901-7 P&ngi – Specific requirements for offshore structures — Part 7: Stationkeeping systems for floating offshore structures and mobile offshore units
67 7 7 19905-3 P&ngi – Site-specific assessment of mobile offshore units – Part 3: Floating units
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 1 35101 P&ngi – Arctic Operations – Working environment
67 8 3 35103 P&ngi – Arctic Operations – Environmental monitoring for offshore exploration
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 8 6 35106 P&ngi – Arctic operations – Physical environmental data for arctic operations
67 9 5 18624 Conception, design and testing of LNG storage tanks
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