International Association of Oil & Gas Producers …workshop International Standards Workshop for the Oil & Gas Industry in Thailand and South East Asia 11th-12th March 2010, Peninsula Hotel Bangkok, Thailand The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) in association with PTTEP, PTT, Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production Ltd, Department of Mineral Fuels, Thailand Industrial Standards Institute (TISI), and Petroleum Institute of Thailand (PTIT) is organising this workshop for professionals working in the Thai and South East Asian oil & gas industry that need or make use of standards in their work. Workshop overview Objectives This workshop is designed to provide professionals of oil & gas companies, national standards bodies, service providers, the supply industry and rule-making authorities in Thailand and South East Asia with the opportunity to broaden their understanding of international standardisation activities for this globally important industry sector. The workshop will review and discuss the international and national standardisation work, the role of the authorities and standardisation bodies in the ongoing standardisation and the experiences within other relevant countries and regions of adopting such standards for the oil & gas sector, including the challenges facing harmonisation of company and local standards with International Standards. Key Benefits • Provide an overview of the international standardisation process with particular focus on the efforts, work and products arising out of ISO Technical Committee 67 that focus on standards for “Materials, equipment and offshore structures for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries”, used both upstream and downstream. • Provide an up to date overview on the importance and benefits of standardisation in oil & gas industry and explore the activities and experiences of international, regional, national and company standardisation in this field and how Thailand can participate and influence these standards. • Develop a clear picture on the benefits of adoption of International Standards and identify the difficulties facing international standardisation and suggest effective solutions in this regard. • Identify and define the Thai oil & gas sector standardisation needs in view of a growing oil & gas industry and the ongoing globalisation efforts. • Provide an opportunity for a detailed Roundtable and Q&A session with national professionals of oil & gas companies, national standards bodies, service providers, the supply industry and international representatives. Who should participate? Professionals of oil & gas companies, national standards bodies, service providers, the supply industry, petroleum institutes, academia and rule-making authorities in Thailand and South East Asia that use standards in their work. Contacts PTTEP: PTTEP: OGP: David John Khun Jirapong Dharaphop Alf Reidar Johansen email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org mobile: +668 97 68 68 78 +668 18 16 46 05 +47 9502 9079 Workshop topics Day 1: International standards for the oil & gas industry • Welcome & opening remarks • Moving towards global standards for the benefit of the oil & gas industry. • An introduction to the development and use of International Standards • Work and deliverables of ISO Technical Committee 67 materials, equipment and offshore structures for the petroleum and petrochemical industries and other relevant ISO and IEC Technical Committees • National & international standardisation activities in Thailand & South East Asia • Standards in Thai oil & gas regulatory work • Standards in the Thai oil & gas supply industries • Standards in other South East Asian oil & gas industries • BP’s experience in working with International Standards • Adoption of International Standards around the globe • Introduction to OGP Dinner reception (dress code: smart casual) Day 2: Sharing standards experience and challenges ahead • Chevron & PTTEP standards policy. Corporate & technical standards, use of International Standards, etc. • Think standards, think global – Shell’s adoption of International Standards • Implementation of ISO and IEC Standards in Thailand & South East Asia – challenges and benefits • Round table discussion: Oil & gas standards – benefits and challenges in Thailand & South East Asia 1. Can standards help the Thai & South East Asian petroleum industry? 2. What are the pros and cons for the Thai & South East Asian petroleum industry? 3. What are the challenges the Thai & South East Asian petroleum industry faces in ISO and IEC work? 4. What should be done to enable improvements in the Thai & South East Asian participation in the development of ISO and IEC Standards? 5. Are you aware of resistance to align the Thai & South East Asian standards or operating company technical specifications with those available from ISO and IEC? • Panel discussion & review possible actions. • Resolutions, closing remarks & lunch Programme The detailed programme for the event is being finalised. For the most recent version, please go to either: http://www.ogp.org.uk/events/2010/03-Thailand/ or http://www.ogpstandardsworkshopbkk.com. A spouses’ programme is also being arranged. Posters & publications Relevant posters and publications by the organisers will be available at the workshop. Registration & accommodation Please register for the workshop by completing the online registration form at http://www.ogpstandardsworkshopbkk.com. There is no charge for attending the workshop and reception. Workshop places may be limited so early registration is recommended. A reduced room rate will apply for early registrations. Hotels For those that need hotel accommodation in Bangkok for the workshop, we recommend the Peninsula Hotel where a block of rooms have been reserved for individual booking. Please book online at http://www.ogpstandardsworkshopbkk.com.