Qatar Petroleum Presentation


SAIF AL-NAIMI, ABDULZIZ MAARAFIA & DR MUAYYAD ABDULAFO AJJAWI (Ph.D, M.Sc) International Standards Workshop For Global Oil and Gas Industry Doha 3rd. & 4th of April 2006 QP Website:

AGENDA 1. Qatar Petroleum Standardization and Standards Development. 2. Qatar Petroleum and national Standardisation 3. Qatar Petroleum Efforts in Regional and International Standardisation. 4. Challenges Facing the Adoption of International Standards in Qatar Oil and Gas Industry.

products. transport. Dukhan. sale and export of the aforementioned substances and their derivatives and by. offshore production stations.  . The operations and activities of QP are conducted at various onshore locations.QATAR PETROLEUM (QP) Overview   Established in 1974 as a national corporation completely owned by the State of Qatar. storage. production. as well as offshore areas including Halul Island. which include Doha. Responsible for all oil and gas industry activities in Qatar. Mesaieed and Ras Laffan Industrial Cities. including exploration and drilling for hydrocarbon substances. refining. drilling platform and North Gas Field.

. Two offshore oil fields (Bul Hanine and Maydan Mahzam) and North Gas Field. Other offshore fields have been developed in cooperation with major international oil and gas companies through productionsharing agreements.QATAR OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY Qatar hydrocarbon products are produced mainly from: Onshore Dukhan Field.

. state-of-the-art technology as captured within international standards. there is a great emphasis on the development of the large non-associated gas reserves of North Field.QATAR OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY Currently. Three projects. are already tapping the Gas North Field Qatar Petroleum is committed to utilizing the latest technology and to improve the recovery of oil and gas reserves through the application of well established.

provisions for common and repeated use. (ISO/IEC Guide2) .WHAT IS STANDARDISATION? Definition Standardization is the activity of establishing. aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context. with regard to actual or potential problems.

guidelines. aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context (ISO/IEC Guide 2) . for common and repeated use.WHAT IS STANDARD? Definition Standard is a document established by consensus and approved by recognized body. that provides. rules. or characteristics for activities or their results.

‡ To the contractor. standards are the minimum acceptable requirements to satisfy the objectives. standards are the maximum requirements provided to do the work. .WHY STANDARDS ARE NEEDED FOR OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY? ‡ To the operator.

cost optimization and good engineering practice.  Corporate specific requirements. .STANDARDISATION IN QATAR PETROLEUM (QP) Corporate Standards Development Generate New and Update Existing Standards to Satisfy:  Corporate main requirements for quality. regional and industry standards (through IHS system).  Latest revisions of international. practices/experiences.  National regulations and legislative rules  Latest Technology. national. uniformity and reliability. safety. market availability.

CORPORATE STANDARDISATION Development Stages of QP Standards (New /Updated) Proposal Stage Prepare New/ Update Existing Standard Draft New / updated Standard Review by Relevant QP Departments Approved & Issued as Corporate Standard Final Draft QP Standard (New/ ) Resolve All Received Comments .

equipment. ‡ Improve quality of work and avoid duplication ‡ Improve quality of life by providing improvements to HSE and security standards . E. process and services.QP STANDARDISATION OBJECTIVES Under the Corporate Standardization Management System The following objectives were Endorsed by H. The Minister of Energy and Industry to: ‡ Promote the quality of material.

.QP STANDARDISATION OBJECTIVES ‡ Promote economic utilization of material. ‡ Improve project and procurement performance at all stages. ‡ Achieve uniformity. ‡ Achieve cost optimization in design. energy and manpower time. reliability and efficiency of products and services. process and services. construction.


QP STANDARDISATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Standardization Policy Standardization Planning Standardization Procedures Standards Master Lists Standards Information Database .

QP STANDARDISATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Standardisation Responsible Parties ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Management Level Steering Committee Standardisation Management Focal Point Working Groups/Task Forces (as required) User Departments .

CORPORATE STANDARDISATION PARTIES RELATIONS Steering Committee Standardisation Focal Points Work Groups / Task Forces User Departments ± Focal Points .

Active Participation in QGOSM Standardization TCs Participation in various ISO TCs as a P-member Awareness Training Sessions on Standardization .IMPLEMENTATION OF QP STANADRDIZATION SYSTEM Task Groups on Standardization in Oil & Gas Industry  Standardization of Valves  Pipeline Quality Management System  Quality Requirements for Procurements.

QATAR PETROLEUM RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER BODIES R International ISO/IEC e c o g Gulf Standards Organisation n Regional (GSO) i s e Qatar General Organisation of Standards & d National Metrology (QGOSM) Corporate Companies Operators Qatar Petroleum (QP) Contractors Suppliers/Vendors .

QATAR PETROLEUM AND NATIONAL STANDARDISATION QP is an Active Member of the Following National Standards Technical Committees Established by Qatar General Organisation of Standards and Metrology (QGOSM) ‡ Chemicals and Petroleum Products Committee ‡ Measurements / Metrology Committee ‡ Construction and Building Materials Committee ‡ Electrical/Electronics Products Committee ‡ Mechanical/ Metallic Products Committee .

review and approve the proposals for new standards ‡ Evaluate the adoption of the International and Gulf standards as National standards.QATAR PETROLEUM AND NATIONAL STANDARDISATION Participate in the following Standardisation Activities ‡ Prepare. . ‡ Review and provide comments on the draft standards (Qatar. ‡ Participate in the preparation and updating of National standards. Gulf) ‡ Resolve any problems or difficulties that may face the national standardisation process.

ASME.ADOPTON OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS RELATIONS Harmonization of Standards to Suit QP Requirements QP Adopted Standards (Fully/Partially) Qatar National and Gulf Standards Industrial Standards (API. etc) International Standards (ISO/IEC) .

Pipeline Protective Coatings TC 67/SC6 Processing Equipment and Systems TC 67/SC7 Offshore Structures TC 176/SC1 Concept and Terminology TC 176/SC2 Quality Systems TC 176/SC3 Supporting Technologies .Member representing QGOSM TC 67/SC2 .Corrosion Resistant Materials TC67/WG 8 .Pipeline Transportation Systems TC 67/WG14 .Welding of Pipe Lines TC 67/WG 10 .Pipeline Transportation Systems EDC ± Standards Editing Committee TC 67/WG2 Conformity Assessment TC 67/WG 7.QATAR PETROLEUM AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDISATION QP work with ISO TC 67 and TC 176 as a P.Bends. Fittings & Flanges TC 67/WG 13 .

. Most of QP Departments are Currently ISO 9001Certified.  QP is Participating in the OGP Efforts for International Standardization in Oil and Gas Industry.STANDARDISATION IN QATAR PETROLEUM (QP) ADOPTON OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS  ISO Quality Standards are Corporate-wide Adopted.  Participation in the QGOSM Technical Committees on ISO/IEC Standards Adoption Activities.  Corporate Efforts to Adopted ISO Technical Standards Covered by ISO TC 67. QP is working with QGOSM in this regard. Hundreds of Standards were Adopted either National or Gulf.

QATAR PETROLEUM AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDISATION Challenges Facing the Adoption of International Standards  Availability of ISO Standards Covering All Needs  Operation /Existing Facilities Requirement  Long Term Adoption of Industry and Company Standards  Market Research ± Availability of Products and Services  Local Regulations and Legislative Rules. .


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