The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) Joint Industry Program (JIP)33 has published S-708 Subsea Pipeline Valves.
This specification defines a common set of requirements for the procurement of subsea pipeline valves in accordance with API Specification 6DSS, Specification for Subsea Pipeline Valves, Third Edition, August 2017, including Addendum 1, April 2019 for application in the petroleum and natural gas industries. Phase 3 was launched in January 2019 with 12 major oil and gas operators participating to develop specs available to the public. The Phase 3 specs were launched in collaboration with Aker Solutions.
“Another big milestone for JIP33. S-708 Subsea Pipeline Valves is the 10th JIP33 specification that was developed as part of Phase 3 of the program. The constructive collaboration of the experts of our 12 sponsors is amazing. Not to mention all the feedback we have received from manufacturers, suppliers and our EPC partners. We have seen a real mind-set shift in the past few years, from keeping the know-how and expertise close to our chest, we have moved to sharing technical experience and insights for the good of the Oil & Gas sector,” said Adri Postema, director of the JIP33 program.
“I have worked with several of the experts before on other JIP33 specifications”, added Rachel Manley, project engineer for Aker Solutions. “I know that it will not always be easy to get consensus. But they all do see the need for our industry to drive harmonization of our industry standards. I feel proud to be part of this program.”
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