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OGP Standards Committee Presentation to International Regulators Forum 1999-09-14, Stavanger by Alf Reidar Johansen, Saga Petroleum.

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1 OGP Standards Committee Presentation to International Regulators Forum , Stavanger by Alf Reidar Johansen, Saga Petroleum

2 SPECIFICALLY TO: Take a pro-active role related to standards Monitor and discuss developments of standards Liaise with API, CEN/CENELEC, ISO, IEC etc. Act as catalyst for action Develop position papers and advise OGP members on standards work Share information on best practices of companies in-house standardisation work. The main role of the Standards Committee is to serve as a Forum for sharing information on standards work, agreeing issues, coordinating and developing recommendations and positions on standards issues of interest and value to the oil & gas industry worldwide. Terms of References

3 OGP Standards Committee members RepresentativeCompany CountryISO TC67 CENTC12 Giacomo CaporaliAgipItaly HH Guy DoriatElfFrance ** Jim HeimerExxonUSA H* Alf Reidar Johansen (C)SagaNorway ** Alain LoppinetTotal FinaFrance H C Anders MjeldeOLFNorway * * Neil ReeveShellNetherlands MM Rolf RemerBEBGermany MH Sjoerd SchuylmanIPUK M M Mike SpanhelAPIUSA M* Cheryl StarkBP AmocoUSA C* Graham ThomasBP AmocoUK HH C = ChairmanH = Head of delegation M = Member of delegation Corresponding members from: BG, Conoco, DONG, Mærsk

4 Position paper Development and use of international standards Development and Use of ISO standards should be promoted. ISO numbering should be used at regional and national levels. International standards should be used without modification International standards should recognise performance, quality and regional variations to meet the industry needs worldwide ISO and CEN should identify and prioritise the standards needed, based on consensus Industry effort should be focussed on ISO to maximise efficient use of scarce resources; avoid duplication of effort Companies should focus on functional requirements Companies should minimise and justify any company requirements supplementary to the ISO Standards

5 Issues General issue: National regulations for the oil and gas industries differs considerably, sometimes making transfer of equipment, drilling rigs, diving vessels, FPSO's etc. across national borders both difficult and costly. Special issue: At the IRF meeting in Houston May 6-7, 1998, the members expressed considerable concern with regard to FPSO installations and their operations, since regulatory auditing activities had revealed problems integrating offshore regulatory and quality needs into traditional maritime systems. A resolution was made to raise the question and discuss it in all its bearings with E&P Forum.

6 Purpose of meeting Inform about ongoing harmonization of national and industry standards and specifications through work in IEC and ISO, in particular ISO/TC67. Presentation by Cheryl Stark, Chairman of ISO/TC67, BP Amoco Work with IRF to remove unnecessary national differences in the regulations causing problems for the international trade and movement of drilling rigs, FPSOs etc. Discussion.

7 7 Standards used in European oil & gas industry Ref CEN Order: PETROL96-1

8 8 A single set of words API BS DEP NACE NF NORSOK ETC. ISO Use ISO as is, API/ANSI/ISO, EN/ISO, NS/EN/ISO, National Bodies worldwide/ISO *) *) Alternatively another int. standards body, e.g. IEC A single set of words Important: Maintain ISO std. number

9 Harmonized regulations? ? ? ? ?? Oil & gas industry is global in its nature ?


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