The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Technical Committee 67 is currently developing and maintaining a number of new standards for the international oil and gas industry. Many of these standards are based on well known API specifications and other relevant documents, including company specifications. The vision of those involved in developing the standards, is to make available a new suite of global standards for use locally on a worldwide basis. There is value added for all oil and gas companies by having one common set of internationally recognised standards for procurement of goods and services.
This work includes some 140 important standards for the oil community with many more in the development stages. For several of these, there is now technical consensus on the content of the standards, but editing according to the ISO rules remains to be completed before they can be published and made good use of.
The editing work is a time-demanding process and requires accuracy to ensure conformance to a predetermined output in terms of layout and style. This work is best carried out by suitably experienced individuals in order to obtain the most effective results.
In order to fund the dedicated editing effort, OGP formed a Limited Interest Project (LIP) several years ago. This involved the participation of 13 organisations, each of which contributed financially to teh effort. The cost for this effort has now been rolled into the OGP mainstream budget.
Professional technical editors have been contracted to provide editing effort on an as needed basis. The services available include both meeting the ISO specification in terms of the text and figures to be included in a document.
Any ISO Project Leader is invited to make use of the editing service. In the first instance they should contact OGP.
For further information on the editing services, please contact Alf Reidar at OGP:
For information on the work of ISO/TC67, refer to this website.