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Overview of ISO/TS 29001

ISO/TS 29001 is the next step in the evolution of this important sector-specific standard.  Inputs from various sectors of the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas sectors were sourced and evaluated by a dedicated group of experts representing all stakeholders, including end users, manufacturers and service providers. The result of this effort has resulted in a document that addresses the unique needs of the industry and is poised to gain international acceptance as the quality management system for the industry.  

ISO/TS 29001 serves as a common basis for the oil and gas industry’s quality management system requirements worldwide and helps the industry avoid multiple certification audits.  This technical specification for implementing ISO 9001 quality management system is the result of collaboration between ISO and the international oil and gas industry, i.e. the American Petroleum Institute (API).  The standard includes :-
1. the reduction of risk
2. inclusion of industry specific needs
3. compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements
4. increased confidence in supplier products and processes

Oil and gas industry players mainly manufacturers of oil industry equipment and materials, service providers (contractors, consultants etc.) and purchasers of equipment, materials and services can enhance their client’s satisfaction by applying this standard into their business model.


Benefits of Implementing ISO/TS 29001

  • Provides a common approach to a quality management system for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries
  • Provides for continual improvement, emphasising defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain and service providers
  • Availability of a set of consistent and well-defined procedures
  • Greater quality awareness amongst employees
  • Reduction of customer complaints
  • Retains and increases market share
  • Offers a transparent system with a plan-do-check-act approach that drives improvements


ISO/TS 29001 Training Programmes

  • Understanding, Documenting & Implementing An ISO/TS 29001 QMS for Oil & Gas Industry
  • ISO/TS 29001 Internal Auditing



What is ISO/TS 29001?
ISO/TS 29001 defines the quality management system requirements for product and service supply organisations for the petroleum, petrochemicals and natural gas industries.
Why ISO/TS 29001 is needed for the oil and natural gas industry?
Due to the critical needs of the international oil and gas industry, this sector requires rigorous conformity to engineering, user and regulatory requirements.  The industry handles fluids (liquids and gases), often at high pressures, through a variety of products and processes.  Considerations for the safety of personnel, including the public, are of paramount importance.
What is the difference between ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 29001?
A technical specification, ISO/TS 29001 incorporates the verbatim text of ISO 9001 and includes detailed, sector-specific requirements for design, development, production, installation and service of products. To assist users of the document, the requirements of ISO 9001 are given in boxed text, followed by specific guidance and supplementary requirements for its implementation within the industry.
How many audits are needed in order to satisfy the full requirements of the oil and gas industry?
One audit can cover both ISO/TS 29001 and ISO 9001, because ISO/TS 29001 includes ISO 9001 unaltered and in its entirety.

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