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Post-Dinner Main Speaker: Bryan Wollam, president of Wollam Petroleum Advisory Group, LLC
Presentation: API Q2, THE NEW QUALITY STANDARD FOR THE PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY
The latest specification from the American Petroleum Institute is having a positive impact on the oil and gas Industry. API Q2 defines the quality management system requirements for service supply organizations for the petroleum, and natural gas industries. It is intended to apply to the execution of upstream services during exploration, development and production in the oil and gas industry. This includes activities involved in oil and gas well construction, intervention, production, and abandonment. This presentation will give a brief history of the Specification, but, more importantly, will cover its objective, application, impact and expected performance on the industry.
Why API Q2
Safe, efficient and reliable services and service related product is imperative in the oil and gas industry. While the development of this standard started prior to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, it became a catalyst for industry involvement and publishing the standard. This specification was a collaborative effort between operators, service providers, critical suppliers, and industry technical experts. It is the first management system specification for the oil and gas service industry. While many will argue that ISO 9001, ISO 29001 or even API Q1 could be applied to services, the simple fact is those specifications and standards have not been as effective and have not had the desired results or performance expected in the industry. These other standards evolved from the manufacturing industry, and while important they have not met the needs of the service sector. API Q2 was written specifically to address services in the petroleum, oil and gas industry with a focus on reduction of risks and Non-Productive Time while improving efficiencies and service reliability.
What Does this Mean for Service Companies?
First, it’s important to note that this specification was written, reviewed and approved by the service industry. Every major service company involved understood the necessity and need for improved controls and change. This standard was published in December 2011. 2012 and 2013 are considered awareness and beta testing years. During this time, major operators along with the major service providers and drilling contractors actively participated in the implementation and review of the new standard. This was the first industry specification with this level of industry collaboration where operators, service providers, and API worked closely together to discuss and review the requirements. 2014 and 2015 are considered readiness and certification years whereas 2016 will be a year where many of the International, National and independent oil companies will be mandating service companies to show compliance on a Regional Bases.
Industry Response and Readiness
The industry has responded, service supply companies have been upgrading their management systems and implementing the new controls. WPAG has worked with more than 100 Service Supply Companies and most of the International Oil Field Companies to establish expectation for 2016. In addition, WPAG was contracted by API to developed training program for operators, service providers, drilling contractors, auditors, and consultants. WPAG has worked closely with Operators, Service Supply Companies, American Petroleum Institute, Center for Offshore Safety, and government entities to assist the industry in its transitions to this new specification. The presenter will cover all of these topic and more during the presentation
Pre-Dinner Tutorial 1 Speaker: Michael Prior (Main Room)
Presentation: How to Transition to Implementation Ready for ISO 9001:2015
This presentation will cover all the relevant bases and touches on auditing and documentation issues facing an organization. Additionally, I spend some time on the new requirements, in detail, to show their differences and similarities to the intent of the old 2008 standard
5:00 - 7:00pm Registration
5:30 - 6:30pm Pre-dinner (Tutorial) Presentation
6:30 - 7:00pm Dinner
7:00 - 7:15pm Announcements
7:15 - 8:30pm Dinner Presentation
ITALIAN CREAMY FLORENTINE
Chicken breast, crimini mushrooms, and baby spinach in a white wine cream sauce made with basil, garlic and lemon.
Chicken breast, bell peppers, green beans and onions in a honey, sesame and ginger sauce.
VEGETARIAN INDIAN REFLECTIONS
Potatoes, mushrooms, and baby spinach in an authentic Indian curry sauce made with caramelized onion, ginger and garlic simmered in yogurt.
Mixed greens, bell peppers, cilantro, red onions, corn, black beans,
tortilla strips and & Southwest dressing
Baklava -or- Nutella Cheesecake
Iced Tea -or- Honey Ginger Lemonade
As always, our monthly Professional Development Dinner meetings are open to the public and are no charge. There is no requirement to be an ASQ member to attend, or to purchase a meal. Online pre-registration closes on Tuesdays at 11:45pm before the event. If you choose to purchase a meal at the event, the price will be $25 ($5 more) and food choices may be limited.