Azerbaijan to approve Oil and Gas Committee
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.8 / Trend E. Ismailov /
Azerbaijan will soon approve the Oil and Gas Technical Committee under the State Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Patents.
"Everything is already ready - only getting the approval remains, and this will take place soon," a source told Trend. The committee's status and its structure are ready for approval.
According to him, the chair of the committee has also already been appointed.
The committee's Technical Regulation and Standardization Department head, Sabig Abdullayev, said earlier that the committee will consist of seven subcommittees.
"The committee is a forum for all interested sides, public and private agencies, and manufacturers and sellers," Abdullayev said. SOCAR will chair the committee.
He said Azerbaijan meets the AZS national standards and GOST regional standards in this regard.
"Our goal is the compliance of national with international standards such as the ISO and API," 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. An action plan will also be prepared, based on which Azerbaijan's oil and gas standards will be announced over the next several years.