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Upstream Committees

The Committee on Standardization of Oilfield Equipment and Materials (CSOEM) is broken up into several subcommittees. Each subcommittee works with a specific area of exploration and production of oilfield equipment. Below is a list of the subcommittees and the areas in which they work.

SC2- Subcommittee on Offshore Structures

  • Offshore Structure Design (Fixed and Floating)
  • Offshore Construction Materials
  • Offshore Cranes and Helidecks
  • Stationkeeping & Mooring
  • Metocean, Seismic, & Geotechnical
  • Risers & Topsides
  • Integrity Management (Structural, Riser, Mooring)

SC5- Subcommittee on Tubular Goods

  • Casing & Tubing
  • Connections & Pipe Threads
  • Coiled Line Pipe & Coiled Tubing
  • Pipe Thread Gauging & Compounds
  • Line Pipe
  • Drill Pipe & Drill Stem Equipment

SC6- Subcommittee on Valves & Wellhead Equipment

  • Wellhead & Christmas Tree Equipment
  • Pipeline Valves
  • Pipeline Valve Actuators and Sizing Kits
  • Fire Testing for Valves
  • Surface and Underwater Safety Valves

SC8- Subcommittee on Drilling Structures & Equipment

  • Drilling & Well Servicing Structures
  • Chains & Sprockets
  • Drilling Equipment
  • Hoisting Equipment
  • Wire Rope
  • Hammer Unions

SC10- Subcommittee on Well Cements

  • Well Cements
  • Casing Centralizers
  • Cement Float Equipment
  • Cementing Operations

SC11- Subcommittee on Field Operating Equipment

  • Field operating equipment
  • Electric Submersible Pumps
  • Plunger Lift Lubricators

SC13- Subcommittee on Drill Completion & Fracturing Fluids

  • Drilling Fluids
  • Drilling Fluid Processing Systems
  • Testing of Heavy Brines
  • Completion & Fracturing Fluids
  • Proppants

SC15- Subcommittee on Fiberglass & Plastic Tubulars

  • Fiberglass Line Pipe
  • Composite Line Pipe
  • Thermoplastic Line Pipe

SC16- Subcommittee on Drilling Well Control Equipment

  • Drill Through Equipment
  • Choke & Kill Systems
  • Control Systems for Drilling Well Control Equipment
  • Control Systems for Diverter Equipment
  • Rotating Control Devices
  • Marine Drilling Riser Equipment

SC17- Subcommittee on Subsea Production Equipment

  • Subsea Equipment -General
  • Flexible Pipe and Accessories
  • Subsea Wellhead & Christmas Tree Equipment
  • Subsea Umbilicals
  • Subsea Production Control Systems
  • Completion/Workover Riser Systems
  • ROTs and Interfaces
  • Subsea Reliability and Qualification
  • Flowline Connectors and Jumpers
  • Subsea Metering
  • Wet and Dry Thermal Insulation
  • Subsea Safety Systems
  • Capping Stacks
  • HPHT Design Guidelines

SC18- Subcommittee on Quality

  • Quality Management Systems
  • Product Lifecycle Management

SC19- Subcommittee on Completion Equipment

  • Perforating
  • Packers and Bridge Plugs
  • Subsurface Safety Valve Equipment
  • Artificial Lift
  • Sand Screens
  • Downhole Well Test Tools
  • Liner Hanger Equipment

SC20- Subcommittee on Supply Chain Management

  • Castings
  • Forgings
  • NDE
  • Bolting
  • Welding
  • Heat Treating

SC21- Subcommittee on Materials

  • Newly formed group that acts as a resource on material issues affecting multiple subcommittees under the CSOEM and provide assistance to the CSOEM subcommittees.

The Drilling and Production Operations Subcommittee (DPOS) conducts advocacy and promotes sound practices on drilling and production operational matters. In this role, the DPOS acts on existing and emerging issues, and develops recommended practices and guidelines. Also, it serves as a forum for coordination with government agencies and other domestic and international industry groups to facilitate communications on operational, safety, and training issues that may impact exploration and production activities.