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API Specification (Spec) 11D1, 4th Edition

API Specification (Spec) 11D1, 4th Edition, Packers and Bridge Plugs has been published. The specification provides manufacturers of packers and bridge plugs guidelines to provide efficient, safe, and sustainable components for operation at production wells.

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API MPMS Chapter 17.10.1, 2nd Edition

API MPMS Chapter 17.10.1 2nd Edition, Measurement of Cargoes On Board Marine Gas Carriers, Part 1 – Liquefied Natural Gas, has been published. This document provides accepted methods for measuring quantities on liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers for those involved in the LNG trade on ships and onshore. It includes recommended methods for measuring, reporting and documenting quantities on board these vessels.

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API Technical Report 17TR16

API has published API Technical Report 17TR16, Subsea Hydrocarbon Production Leak Detection Systems Using Process Data. The first edition technical report provides guidelines for the design, operation, maintenance and personnel training related to process data-based leak detection capabilities on subsea multiphase systems.

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API Standard 20S, 1st Edition

API published the 1st edition of Standard 20S, Additively Manufactured Metallic Components for Use in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries. This new standard provides requirements for qualification of the manufacturing process, production, marking and documentation of metallic components. It was developed to optimize component design to drastically reduce lead time and drive efficiency and improvement across all segments of the industry.

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Addendum 1 for API Recommended Practice 54, 4th Edition

Addendum 1 for API Recommended Practice (RP) 54, 4th Edition, Occupational Safety and Health for Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Operations, has been published. This document provides procedures for promoting and maintaining safe and healthy working conditions for personnel in drilling and well servicing operations. The document applies to rotary drilling rigs, well servicing rigs, and special services as they relate to operations on location.

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API Recommended Practice (RP) 65-3, 1st Edition

API Recommended Practice (RP) 65-3, 1st Edition, Wellbore Plugging and Abandonment, has been published. This document provides guidance for the design, placement and verification of cement plugs used in wells that will be temporarily or permanently closed, as well as for well remediation and verification of annular barriers, reinforcing groundwater protection and emissions retention.

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API Recommended Practice 90-1, 2nd Edition

API published the 2nd edition of Recommended Practice (RP) 90-1, Annular Casing Pressure Management for Offshore Wells. This safety standard is used for measuring annular casing pressure at offshore energy facilities. This update seeks to improve monitoring and diagnostic testing for assessing maximum allowable pressure at the annulus and provides guidelines for the upper and lower diagnostic threshold selection. 


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API Recommended Practice 97L, 1st Ed.

API Recommended Practice (RP) 97L, Onshore Well Construction Interface Document has been published. The new RP is designed to improve communication between onshore well operators and drilling contractors to enhance overall safety and environmental management planning and provides guidance to improve the types of information shared between a well’s lease owner and the drilling contractor.

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API 520 Part I, 10th Ed.

API 520 Part I, 10th Edition, Sizing, Selection, and Installation of Pressure-Relieving Devices in Refineries –Sizing and Selection has been published. The standard provides important sizing procedures that give operators the correct specifications when choosing a pressure-relieving device for their refinery.

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API 520 Part II, 7th Ed.

API 520 Part II, 7th Edition, Sizing, Selection, and Installation of Pressure-Relieving Devices in Refineries –Installation has been published. The standard includes details of an Engineering Analysis that can be performed to ensure appropriate installation of pressure-relieving devices.

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