Azerbaijan opening new state committee
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 11 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
An oil and gas technical committee will be established at the Azerbaijani State Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Patents under the chairmanship of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), Technical Regulation and Standardization Department head Sabig Abdullayev said.
The committee will review all existing oil and gas field standards and determine if they comply with modern requirements. In case of discrepancies, the committee will define which standards should be applied in Azerbaijan's oil and gas industry - from drilling to petroleum production.
Abdullayev said an action plan will also be prepared, stressing that the establishment of the technical committee is already underway. The committee will consist of seven subcommittees.
"The technical committee is a forum for all interested sides, public and private agencies, and manufacturers and sellers," Abdullayev said.
He said Azerbaijan has the national standards AZS, and regional standards of GOST in this area.
"Our goal is the compliance of national standards with the international such as ISO and API," Abdullayev said.
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