Azerbaijani State Standardization Committee announces time of approval of technical committee
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 31 / Trend, E. Ismayilov /
The Oil and Gas Technical Committee under the Azerbaijani State Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Patents will be approved by late 2011, a dourer in the State Committee said.
He said in particular that the approval of the technical committee is being coordinated with the Azerbaijani Industry and Energy Ministry.
"Coordination is a long and difficult process. Work continues in this regard, and this issue will be solved by late 2011," the source said.
The committee's Head of Technical Regulation and the Standardization Department 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. SOCAR will chair the committee.
Both national standards AZS and the regional State Standard operates in this sphere in Azerbaijan.
"Our goal is the compliance of national with international standards," 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.