Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards

International Standards Workshop for the Global Oil & Gas Industry Doha April 3-4, 2006

Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards
Nabil A. Al-Nuaim, Coordinator
Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards

Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards

 Present standards administration Structure  Share standards strategies

Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards  Standards Documents & Statistics  Standards Review Cycle  Standards Administration Structure  Standards Strategies .

. Additions or Exceptions) 1021 600 617 603 0 1-Mandatory Docs (MSAERs) 2-None Mandatory Docs 3-Engineering Forms .Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards The standards documents incorporate . . . . 50 yrs+ of documented knowledge and experience (Based on industry Standards: Clarifications. . . .

. . . .Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards 1-Mandatory Documents . . . . . (1021 Documents. . 34 disciplines) Standards Management & Procedures (SAEPs) 12% 25% 36% Design and Construction (SAESs) 27% (SAMSSs) Materials or Equipment Procurement (SASDs) Standard Installation Drawings .

. . .Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards 2-Non-Mandatory Documents . (617 Documents) Typical Installation Drawings for repeated use Design. Equipment O&M and Testing (Library Drawings) 22% (Best Practices) 2% 76% (Engineering Encyclopedia) Standards Supporting Docs & Course Materials . . . . . . .

. . (603 Documents) Manufacturer Drawings and Cataloging of Spare Parts Site Performance Evaluation Confidential Bid Equalization Non-Material Requirements (NMRs or 7900) 7% Pre-Commissioning 2% Life Cycle Cost (LCCs) 13% 46% 32% Spec and Data Sheets Inspection Requirements (175 forms) Inspection and Testing Data. . . Operating Limits & Equipment data . . . . .Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards 3-Engineering Forms . .

Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards  Standards Documents & Statistics  Standards Review Cycle  Standards Administration Structure  Standards Strategies .

. . . . . . . Major or Editorial) Time-based – (3-5) years  Planned major revisions  Value Engineering studies Event-based  Capital Program  Waivers  Feedback from users Time-based . . Alignment with Industry/International Standards Continuous Revisions: (Minor.annual  Standards evaluation survey  Standards Quality Index .Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards Standards Review Cycle . .

Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards  Standards Documents & Statistics  Standards Review Cycle  Standards Administration Structure  Standards Strategies .

. . . . 302 (15) Standards Committees • SAP e-Waiver System for waiving requirements • SAP e-RVL for managing manufacturers approved list (34) • Web-based e-SMS for managing standards database and activities Committee Members (359) . 134. 125. 301. . BOE Responsibilities: • Guidance on technical issues Board Of Engineers (BOE) Chairman – Chief Engineer 28 members Standards Coordination (BOE Secretary) • Administration of standards processes Systems: • SAP e-Standards System for BOE approvals of new & revisions of standards Responsible Organizations Procedures: SAEP-110. . .Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards Administration Structure . . . 119.

. . . . . . . .Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards 34 Technical Committees . . Paints & Coatings 4-Rotating Equipment HVAC Valves Vessels Civil Piping Welding Cathodic Protection Instrumentation Onshore Structure Offshore Structure Co-generation Heat Transfer 4-Electrical Materials & Corrosion Pluming & Utilities Other Organizations Loss Prevention Non-destructive Testing Flare System Design Custody Measurement Trays & Packing Process Design Communication Security Process Control High IntegrityEnvironmental Protective Sys. .

Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards  Standards Documents & Statistics  Standards Review Cycle  Standards Administration Structure  Standards Strategies .

Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards TARGET Strategy 1 Strategy 2 Strategy 3 Participate in National / International Standards Committees Promote Internal & External Awareness Transform standards into Knowledge Sharing hub Industrial cost-effective engineering measures to build and operate reliable and safe facilities  Plans to increase company engineers participation in international standards working committees:  Continuous awareness of international standards changes  Incorporate our own special requirements  12 engineers are voting members in industry standards working committees .

operating facilities in Value Engineering sessions to promote external awareness – 10 VE sessions completed  Improve wrong perceptions and promote understanding . engineering firms.Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards Objective Strategy 1 Strategy 2 Strategy 3 Participate in National / International Standards Committees Promote Internal & External Awareness Transform standards into Knowledge Sharing hub Industrial cost-effective engineering measures to build and operate reliable and safe facilities  Base engineering courses on standards to promote internal awareness – 75%  Invite suppliers.

Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards Objective Strategy 1 Strategy 2 Strategy 3 Participate in National / International Standards Committees Promote Internal & External Awareness Transform standards into Knowledge Sharing hub Industrial cost-effective engineering measures to build and operate reliable and safe facilities  Capture engineering knowledge and lessons learned through integration of business processes  Develop IT web application to encourage participation of engineers in the standards development process – web based e-SMS .

Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards  Standards Documents & Statistics  Standards Review Cycle  Standards Administration Structure  Standards Strategies .

very expensive process  In the long-term. more feasible to participate in international standardization organizations and adopt international standards .Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards Standards Review/Development process is expensive …… Standards Revisions 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 2002 2003 2004 2005 New Mandatory Standards Developed 357 289 370 318 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 2002 2003 2004 2005 19 10 12 15  Lots of engineering man-hours is involved.

more feasible • Transform standards into KS hub as a mechanism to manage resources .Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards  1000+ mandatory documents in 34 specialized fields  Based on industry practices (50+ years of experience)  Standards exist to ensure building & operating cost effective. reliable and safe facilities  3 strategies to manage the corporate standards  Saudi Aramco is committed to: • increase its participation in international standards committees.

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