Workshop on Oil and Gas for South America
Mar 26-30, 2007 ( Gaithersburg, MD )
The Global Standards and Information Group (GSIG) held a one week SIT workshop for the South American oil and gas sector from March 26 - 30, 2007. The workshop was held at NIST and brought together experts from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela with responsibilities in standards development, product certification, and regulatory issues related to oil and gas. U.S. stakeholders participating in the planning and delivery of this workshop included representatives from NIST, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Petroleum Institute (API), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASTM International, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. and other organizations involved with oil and gas standards and codes.
Workshop evaluations received from both U.S. stakeholders and the foreign participants indicated that the objectives for this workshop were met. Several U.S stakeholders also indicated that they will be working to develop a closer relationship with the participating foreign organizations and that future dialogs with each country were planned.
- Facilitate an information exchange on the regulatory framework pertaining to the oil and gas sector in the U.S. and invited countries.
- Facilitate an information exchange on how standards, conformity assessment, and regulatory requirements are developed and used in the U.S. and invited countries.
- Promote the adoption and use of U.S. based international standards to meet regulatory requirements.
- Identify existing and emerging trends in oil and gas standards; oil and gas pipelines; petroleum and petroleum products for transportation.
- Encourage mutually cooperative efforts in standards development and conformity assessment programs.