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.

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.

Standards Committee

The Standards Committee promotes consistent, efficient and effective upstream oil and gas industry standards the world over.

This process involves cooperation with national regulating bodies as well as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) which are ultimately responsible for publishing the standards.

There are many other standards developing bodies that delivers standards used in the international oil and gas industry and that is part of the challenge we work with.

Standards Committee objectives

IOGP has taken a very clear position on the development and use of international standards for the benefit of its members and the oil and gas industry alike (IOGP Report No. 381).

The primary aim of IOGP’s Standard Committee is thus to provide the oil and gas industry with a series of added-value international standards that are globally recognized and used locally worldwide.

The Committee does this by monitoring, coordinating and influencing the development of international standards to meet the needs of IOGP members. In these days of restrictive measures, IOGP has temporarily taken on an important role of harbouring a lot of this work under the Standards solution.

This involves close communication and liaison with national, regional and international standards bodies such as ABNT, API, BSI, CEN, CSA, GSO, IEC, ISO, Rosstandart, TISI and many more.

Current Committee objectives include:

  • continuing development of industry-relevant standards, specifically through ISO TC 67, IEC TC 18 etc. (IOGP Report No. 4015  and IOGP Report No. 4210)
  • maintain the IOGP Standards Solution
  • working with regulators and their use of standards (IOGP No. 426)
  • identifying and progressing the development of standards needed by IOGP members, but currently not addressed within the ISO/IEC work programme
  • holding regional workshops aimed at increasing knowledge and use of ISO/IEC standards and seeking new participation in their development, including ISO/IEC awareness and training sessions
  • benchmarking on standards and technical specifications (IOGP Report No. 500)
  • preparing IOGP supplementary specifications under JIP33

Standards Committee structure

The Standards committee has the following subcommittees and Task Forces

  • Administration Task Force
  • API 6A CRA Test Methodology Task Force
  • Coatings Subcommittee
  • Digitalization & Information Subcommittee (DISC)
  • Electrical Subcommittee
  • Global Equipment Hub Task Force
  • IEC 61511 Supplementary Specifications Task Force
  • Industry Digitalization Roadmap Task Force
  • Instrumentation & Automation Subcommittee
  • ISO 17782 Global Certification Task Force
  • Material and Corrosion Subcommittee
  • Non-Metallics Network
  • Offshore Cranes Task Force
  • Offshore Structures Specifications Task Force
  • Offshore Structures Subcommittee
  • Operators’ Preferred Standards Task Force
  • Piping & Valves Subcommittee
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Task Force
  • Requirements Digitalisation Task Force
  • Wave Crest Task Force

Contacts:

Chair: Cecilie A Haarseth, ExxonMobil
Vice Chair: Lokesh Kalra, Chevron; Rolf Hanekamhaug, Equinor
Director: Sajeev Menon

For more information, contact Committee Coordinator, Luke White lwh@iogp.org

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  • 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
  • ISO/TC67
    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.

Download: Data Standards Opportunity Survey

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