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API-OGP Joint Task Force Update 2013 Exploration and Production Standards Conference on Oilfield Equipment and Materials. Dan Mueller ConocoPhillips Vice-Chairman API CSOEM June, 2013. API - OGP Joint Task Force. Purpose:

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Api ogp joint task force update 2013 exploration and production standards conference on oilfield equipment and materials

API-OGP Joint Task Force Update2013 Exploration and Production Standards Conference on Oilfield Equipment and Materials

Dan Mueller

ConocoPhillips

Vice-Chairman API CSOEM

June, 2013


Api ogp joint task force

API - OGP Joint Task Force

Purpose:

  • Determine a process for the continued development of globally accepted international standards for the oil and gas industry, given the current US and EU trade sanctions

    Scope of Effort:

  • Initiation, drafting, balloting/comment resolution, publication and revision of standards pertaining to equipment, materials and management systems, for the oil and gas industry

    Deliverables:

  • Recommended process for standards, including roles of API/OGP/Others within the framework of the defined terms of reference


Api ogp joint task force1

API - OGP Joint Task Force

Terms of Reference established by the API Executive Committee

and OGP Management Committee:

  • Need for a single set of industry standards to avoid duplication, with the potential for more than one brand;

  • Need for the standards to be globally acceptable and widely used;

  • Need for the standards to be accepted by the regulatory community;

  • A standards setting process as the foundation for the single set of industry standards that builds on the existing API/OGP infrastructure and allows for increased international participation, and

  • Need to ensure a legally compliant process


Current situation

Current Situation:

Response from US Department of Treasury - Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) to API query is still pending

  • API sent follow-up letter April 22, 2013

  • Letter developed with input from API member company attorneys

  • Letter reiterates importance of issue to industry and requests timely response

  • API follow-up on a scheduled basis

  • API negotiations with ISO linked to the timing of the OFAC response


Current situation1

Current Situation:

European Commission (EC ) Response of April 26, 2013 to the OGP

Clarification Request

  • EC response caused concerns with regards to participation in standards development activities where persons from sanctioned countries might be present

  • OGP Legal Committee to provide specific interpretations to the API-OGP Joint Task Force

  • OGP Member companies are discussing to align on interpretation(s).


Current situation2

Current Situation:

OGP Interim Solution expired June 8, 2013

  • 18 Draft standards delivered under the program

  • 14 New work items approved

    OGP letter to ISO Secretary General of June 14, 2013 requesting a temporary reinstatement of the Interim Solution

  • ISO did not wish to extend the Interim Solution

  • ISO is open to high-level discussions on how OGP and ISO can work together on a go-forward basis to develop standards

  • OGP continues to offer an interim platform for international standards development


Way forward

Way Forward:

  • High Level Meeting of OGP Senior management and ISO Secretary General

  • OGP Legal Committee clarification on EC response

  • Engage OGP Brussels for further clarification discussions with EU

  • API-OGP Joint Task Force continues design of standards development processes in light of the EC response and in anticipation of the OFAC response

  • Ongoing updates of Task Force activities through the API and OGP committee governance


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