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API RP 2D, Operation and Maintenance of Offshore Cranes

Hear from industry experts on safe operation and maintenance of offshore pedestal-mounted revolving cranes on fixed or floating platforms, support vessels, and other mobile offshore drilling units.  This webcast will address the following topics:

  • Lift Planning
  • Personnel training
  • Inspection, testing, and maintenance
  • Temporary crane installation

You’ll also learn about other new changes from the 6th to 7th edition of API RP 2D.

On-Demand Global Webcasts

Improve Safety and Control in Deepwater Well Design and Construction

The first editions of API RP 96 Deepwater Well Design and Construction and API Bulletin 97 Well Construction Interface Document Guidelines provide guidance to well engineers, rig operators, drilling contractors, and health, safety, and environmental experts. API subject matter experts will detail recommendations on well design and construction, while aligning lease operator safety and environmental management system (SEMS) with drilling contractor’s safe work practices (CSWP) to enhance safety, and protect the environment. Learn how to gain operational efficiencies through improved access to all relevant standards and technical information for well design and construction.

Watch this previously recorded 45-minute webcast with “Ask the Expert” Q&A and learn how these new standards and related technical information can help you:

  • Enhance safety and minimize likelihood of loss of well control
  • Protect the environment during well construction
  • Mitigate risks associated with well construction equipment and barriers by facilitating communication
  • Understand risk assessment and mitigation practices commonly implemented during DW casing and equipment installation process
  • Rick Graff, API RP 96 Workgroup Member
  • Vernon Goodwin, API Bulletin 97 Workgroup Member
  • Steve Noth, Senior Director, IHS Product Design
  • Roland Goodman, Manager Upstream Standards, API

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Key Changes in API Standards Improve Safety, Design, and Inspection for Aboveground Storage Tanks

The new releases of API Standard 650, API RP 651 and API RP 652 provide guidance to aboveground storage tank purchasers, erectors, owners, facility operators, inspectors, engineers, regulators and other technical professionals. Combined, these three standards help companies maximize aboveground storage tank life, functionality and safety while minimizing tank building and maintenance costs, product loss, and ensuring regulatory compliance. API subject matter experts will detail pertinent technical revisions to these standards and recommended practices highlighting significant changes to meet industry needs.

API STD 650 – Welded Tanks for Oil Storage, is now in its 12th edition, 1st Addendum.
API RP 651 – Cathodic Protection of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks, is now in its 4th edition.
API RP 652 – Linings of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Bottoms is also in its 4th edition.

  • Develop or select proper designs for large, welded, steel storage tanks and components including joints, bottom plates and annular bottom plates; shells, shell openings and shell attachments; tank appurtenances; top and intermediate stiffening rings; and roofs.
  • Select the appropriate grades of materials and components to use in the construction of aboveground welded steel storage tank plates, sheets, structural shapes, piping and forgings, flanges, bolting, welding electrodes and gaskets.
  • Achieve effective corrosion control for new and existing aboveground storage tanks.
  • Properly select tank lining materials and perform surface preparation, lining application, lining cure, and inspection of the tank lining for new and existing storage tanks.
  • Design, specify, purchase, and install cathodic protection systems and related components for internal and external corrosion protection.
  • Nathaniel Wall, Senior Associate Standards, API
  • Philip Myers, PEMY Consulting
  • Louis Koszewski, President, US Tank Protectors, Inc.
  • David Cushman, West Virginia Paint LLC

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Preparing Future Engineers the API Way

Since 1924, the American Petroleum Institute has been a cornerstone in establishing and maintaining standards for the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. Our work helps the industry invent and manufacture superior products consistently, provide critical services, ensure fairness in the marketplace for businesses and consumers alike, and promotes the acceptance of products and practices globally.

API Standards enhance the safety of industry operations, assure quality, help keep costs down, reduce waste, and minimize confusion. They help speed acceptance, bring products to market quicker, and avoid having to reinvent the wheel every time a product is manufactured.

Each year API works with leading industry subject-matter experts to maintain our inventory of over 600 standards and recommended practices. API distributes over 300,000 documents annually worldwide, and continues to strive to enhance safety operations, improve quality assurance, and promote the global acceptance of petroleum products and best practices. API standards are designed to assist industry professionals improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their operations, comply with legislative and regulatory requirements, safeguard health, and protect the environment.

API is an active participant in the task of preparing new engineers for their upcoming careers in the ever-changing oil and natural gas industry. Offered through API and authorized redistributors, the Engineering Partnership is a customizable online platform for students to interact with API standards and gives students practical applications of textbook examples firsthand.  Benefits of the Engineering Partnership Program include:

  • Easy access through any internet connection worldwide
  • Viewing documents simultaneously by multiple users and in multiple languages
  • Automatic alerts for updates, amendments, withdrawals, or replacements to documents in your online library
  • Full-text searching, advanced filters, and personalized tracking alerts
  • Access to historical documents and redline versions
  • Portable compatibility with mobile devices

Prepare future engineers by making API standards available to them today. Contact API to receive a customized quote and take advantage of the API Engineering Partnership now.