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Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Standards

The principal source of international standards used by the offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry, as well as the onshore oil and gas industry, are the following:

International Organisation for Standards (ISO)
http://www.iso.org/iso/home.html (last viewed 29 July 2013)

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
http://www.iec.ch/ (last viewed 29 July 2013).

The corresponding standards used by the oil and gas industry are listed in the following:

“Catalogue of international standards used in the petroleum and natural gas industries,” International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, Report no. 362 (February 2012), 129 pp.

This is available for free download at: http://www.ogp.org.uk/pubs/362.pdf (last viewed 29 July 2013).

Several examples of ISO Technical Committees (TCs) whose standards are used by the oil and gas industry are listed together with the number of standards used by the industry, in parentheses.

TC8 Ships & marine technology (10)
TC12 Quantities, units, symbols, conversion factors (19)
TC43 Acoustics (67)
TC67 Materials, equipment & offshore structures for petroleum & natural gas industries (171)
TC69 Applications of statistical methods (15)
TC147 Water quality (3)
TC156 Corrosion of metals and alloys (12)
TC164 Mechanical testing of metals (23)

Several examples of IEC Technical Committees (TCs) whose standards are used by the oil and gas industry are listed together with the number of standards used by the industry, in parentheses.

TC18 Electrical installations of ships and of mobile and fixed offshore units (19)
TC29 Electroacoustics (8)
TC77 Electromagnetic compatibility (37)

There are also joint ISO – IEC standards, as in the case of information technology, of which 45 are listed as being used by the oil and gas industry.