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Member Resources

API is committed to providing its members the tools and resources to support their API Energy Excellence® journey. From sharing good practices to mentoring between companies, we are united in our shared values of safety and environmental progress and committed as an industry to the cooperation across the API membership that it requires.

API Energy Excellence Implementation Tools:

  • API’s Implementation Analysis Tool provides a means to evaluate the maturity of a company’s internal practices against the API Energy Excellence framework by analyzing implementation of the 13 core elements and considering operations by segment.
  • The Primary Segment Mapping Document identifies API Standards/Programs that satisfy each element, on a segment basis.
  • This Progress Reporting Form is a tool for member companies to monitor and report progress toward the API Energy Excellence elements, and to inform API as to additional resources that may be required to assist member companies in applying the elements across operations. Annual Reporting for API Members will begin January 2022.
  • This previously recorded overview webinar for API Members provides a review of the framework including program elements, membership expectations and implementation timeline.

API Standards and Programs:

  • API Standards - API develops and maintains more than 700 standards that are used globally by natural gas and oil operators for equipment, materials, and processes in all natural gas and oil sector segments.  
  • The Center for Offshore Safety promotes continuous safety improvement for offshore drilling, completions and operations through effective leadership, communication, teamwork, disciplined management systems and independent third-party auditing and certification.
  • The Onshore Safety Alliance (OSA) is a voluntary industry coalition committed to safety and the well-being of the industry’s workforce in U.S. onshore oil and gas exploration and production.
  • The Pipeline Safety Management System Assessment Program proactively supports industry adoption and commitment to API Recommended Practice 1173 and implementation of pipeline safety management systems.
  • The Process Safety Site Assessment Program (PSSAP®) focuses on higher risk activities in refining and petrochemical facilities and promotes step changes in process safety performance industry wide.
  • API Specification Q1 is an industry-leading quality management standard (QMS) for product manufacturers and is specifically geared toward the nuances of the oil and gas industry.
  • API Specification Q2 is the first international QMS standard for service exploration and production service providers servicing the oil and gas industry. The industry-written specification applies to critical activities such as well construction, intervention, production, abandonment, well servicing, equipment repair and maintenance, and inspection activities.
  • Pipeline Safety Management System is a framework for Pipeline Safety Management Systems (Pipeline SMS) designed specifically for pipeline operators to improve the safety culture essential to achieving maximum safety performance.
  • The Environmental Partnership – Inclusive of upstream and midstream operations, The Environmental Partnership (TEP)’s mission is to continuously improve the industry’s environmental performance by taking action, learning about best practices and technologies, and fostering collaboration in order to responsibly develop our nation’s essential natural gas and oil resources.

API Energy Excellence Resource Network

API established the API Energy Excellence Resource Network to maintain communications, facilitate information sharing among members, and provide further information and resources. All API members should designate an API Energy Excellence point of contact familiar with Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) issues and management systems approaches by emailing

Questions regarding API Energy Excellence can be directed to

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