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API Specification Q2 Practitioner Training - Presented by Qualified Specialists, International

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When: August 08, 2022 - August 11, 2022

Where: Virtual Live Training (Central Standard Time)

Registration fee (per attendee): $1,795

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Course Summary:

The landscape of our changing work environment is facilitating the need to improve the way the industry approaches the management of quality. API Spec. Q2 was developed to address quality management systems for the service supply organizations for the upstream petroleum and natural gas industries. This four-day training frames the management system requirements in a managerial and business prospective and will provide you with a working understanding of the document’s requirements.

About the Instructor:

Bud Weightman is an international consultant involved with management and technical systems for over 40 years. As President of QSI, Bud is involved with API subcommittees responsible for: reviewing and revising API Spec. Q1; the creation and revisions of API Spec. Q2 (SC18), including subcommittee (SC20) for Supply Chain specifications/standards. Bud has also chaired the API Task Group for welding (harmonization of API product specification. requirements) and the task group for API Std 20M (Qualification of Suppliers of Machining Services for Use in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries). Bud has also served as a lead auditor for the accreditation of SEMS Audit Providers through the Center for Offshore Safety. Bud’s experience includes working with various ISO management systems, and with industry-specific certification schemes such as API Q1/Q2, AS9100, and ASME systems. He also maintains several international lead audit certifications, including the Exemplar Global Skills Examiner certification.

All Course Inquiries Please Contact:

Email: budqsi@qualifiedspecialists.com
Phone: (281) 444-4950

Course Highlights:

You will be given insight as to the drivers behind Q2's importance and its value in the Oil & Natural Gas Industry. Using practical examples and hands-on application, this course is designed to progressively give you introductory to advanced knowledge of Q2 requirements and interpretations.

This course is a one-day extension of the three-day Q2 Fundamentals course and is ideal for practitioners. The Q2 course topics primarily include sections: (4) Quality Management System Requirements; (5) Service Execution; and (6) Quality Management System Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Improvement. In addition, the Practitioner course covers the critical clauses and controls, teaches service providers how to properly develop, deploy, implement and sustain the specification and teaches operators how to review and audit for maximum effectiveness. In this course we discuss the fundamentals and thoroughly examine the key controls within the standard and how to apply them to eliminate risk while improving operations. Particular key areas of study include the following:

  • Q2's layout and terminology / definitions / abbreviations, as well as their application
  • Normative references
  • The "process approach" to quality management
  • Quality objectives
  • Management responsibility
  • Competency requirements
  • Control of documents
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Service design
  • Contingency planning
  • Calibration, accuracy vs. minimum test pressures
  • Management of change (MOC)
  • Customer satisfaction process
  • Internal audits
  • Corrective action and root cause analysis

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the scope of API Spec Q2
  • Understand allowable exclusions in API Spec Q2
  • Understand audit criteria using the requirements found in the API Q2 specification
  • Apply the principles of Risk Assessment & Management
  • Analyze and Development Contingency Plans
  • Evaluate and Create a Management of Change plan
  • Implement a quality management systems plan based on the requirements of API Spec Q2

Who Should Attend:

  • Applicants for APIQR Q2 Registration
  • Quality System Auditors
  • Quality Assurance Personnel and Management Representatives
  • Well-site service providers
  • Personnel involved in Supplier Evaluation Activities
  • Oil Company Personnel involved with Specifying Equipment Requirements

CEUs and Certificates:

This course is accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training. Participants meeting the requirements of the course will be awarded the following:

CEUs: 2.2

Certificate: A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the requirements of the class and receive a passing rate of 80% or higher on the student assessment.

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