API Association News


API Specification Q1 9th Edition Fundamentals and Practitioner Training

API SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2017

This course frames the management system requirements in a managerial and business prospective and provides a working understanding of the 9th Edition requirements. Participants will be given insight into the drivers behind Q1's importance and its value in the oil and natural gas industry. Using practical examples and hands-on application, the course is designed to progressively give you introductory to advanced knowledge of Q1 requirements and interpretations. Presented by Eurotech Assessment and Certification Services, May 15 to 18; Mireaux Management Solutions, May 16 to 19; AxiomLogics, May 22 to 25; Qualified Specialists, International, May 22 to 25. To learn more and to register, visit the API-U Calendar.


SANGEA-4 Versatility for International GHG Emission Inventory Development

API SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2017

SANGEA is the user-friendly software program used by petroleum and natural gas companies for estimating, managing and reporting greenhouse gas emissions. The current version, SANGEA-4, offers protocols based on the API Compendium 2009 and US EPA Mandatory Reporting Rule for GHG Emissions, with the latter updated to reflect changes to Subpart W for Reporting Year 2015. Recently, an international oil and gas production, gas processing and refining company implemented SANGEA-4 for estimating emissions using the API Compendium 2009 protocol. The company utilized separate SANGEA-4 licenses to calculate GHG emissions from each of its businesses, with corporate's role to QA/QC and consolidate the inventory for company-wide reporting. Since its release in 2012, SANGEA-4 has been adopted by domestic and international upstream and midstream companies to satisfy their US and global GHG reporting requirements. Learn more about how you can use SANGEA-4.


API Fundamentals of Auditing and Lead Auditing

API SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2017

The Fundamentals of Auditing two-day course covers auditing fundamentals and auditing processes that are unique to the API program. The third day, the Lead Auditor course, offers additional information on leading an audit team. Participants of this course will learn how to conduct effective audits by applying the principles, procedures and techniques of effective audits, as well as how to manage the audit process. Presented by Aston Technical Consulting Services, April 24 to 25; AxiomLogics, May 1 to 3; ICO International Group, May 13 to 15. To learn more about this course and to register, visit the API-U Calendar. To learn more about the new Auditor Certification Program, visit API Auditor Certifications.


API Source Inspector Electrical Equipment Certification

API SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2017

The API SIEE -- Source Inspector Electrical Equipment is the newest in API's suite of Source Inspector certifications. The SIEE certification is for those who provide quality surveillance of electrical materials and equipment being supplied for use in the oil, petrochemical and gas industry, including upstream, midstream and downstream segments. Advance your oil and gas career by becoming an API certified source inspector. Find out more.


Midstream Oil and Gas Fundamentals

API SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2017

Join EMI May 18 to 19 for an introduction to the midstream petroleum industry. The midstream, that vital trading and transportation segment in the oil and gas industry, is changing worldwide and most dramatically in North America. What we know about long-established flows, capacities and differentials that provide transportation and logistics for crude oil and natural gas is being radically redefined with impacts on their respective markets and trading activities. To learn more about this course and to register, visit the API-U Calendar.


API Specification Q2 Fundamentals and Practitioner Training

API SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

This course addresses the quality management systems for service supply organizations for the upstream petroleum and natural gas industries. Participants will be given insight into the drivers behind Q2's importance and its value in the oil and 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. Presented by ICO International Group, May 8 to 11; Aston Technical Consulting Services, May 15 to 18; Bureau of Quality Surveillance (in Spanish), May 15 to 18; Mireaux Management Solutions, May 22 to 25; International Group, May 23 to 26. To learn more about this course and to register, visit the API-U Calendar.


API-IOGP Cybersecurity Europe Conference for Oil and Gas Industry, June 22 to 23

API SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

Join us at the first annual API-IOGP Cybersecurity Europe Conference for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry. Attendees will discover methods for managing cyber risks, discuss future challenges and learn how the latest technologies can help you counter cyber threats and make your cyber assets more secure. This conference is organized by API and IOGP to provide an opportunity to discuss challenges and share solutions and network with leading cybersecurity professionals. The conference features recognized cybersecurity experts in the oil and natural gas industry. Read more.


2017 API Offshore Safe Lifting Conference & Expo, July 11 to 12, Houston

API SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2017

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the latest in offshore developments while sharing experiences, practices and even information on real-life incidents. The major theme of this year's event will be "Safe Lifting in a Changing Global Industry," covering how lifting operations fit into the overall philosophy of an operator's Safety and Environmental Management System, now required by the BSEE. Read more.


API-U

API SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2017

API-U offers training any way you want it, anywhere you want it. Attend one of our instructor-led classes designed to help you get more out of API Standards or choose from more than 140 of our e-Learning courses in mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, instrumentation and control, industrial math, and science and safety. Learn more.


Fundamentals of Petroleum Industry

API SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2017

Join EMI May 17 to 18 for this comprehensive course covering the entire petroleum complex, from crude production to the refinery down to the pump. You will understand the complexities of one of the world's most exciting and dynamic industries. Attendees will learn the process from basic distillation to complex hydro-cracking, pipeline transportation, trading in the intermediary markets and wholesale rack markets and exchanges. You will also dive into the retail landscape and examine the players, trends, margins and the pricing components that make up a street price in any given market. To learn more about this course and to register, visit the API-U Calendar.


API 1169 Pipeline Inspector Certification

API SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2017

API's 1169 Pipeline Inspector Certification program provides the oil and natural gas industry with a standardized and unbiased process for certifying qualified individuals who perform onshore pipeline construction inspection activities. Become a certified API 1169 Pipeline Inspector. Find out more.


1st Annual API-IOGP Cybersecurity Europe Conference for the Oil and Gas Industry

API SmartBrief | Apr 18, 2017

Join us at the 1st Annual API-IOGP Cybersecurity Europe Conference for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry. Attendees will discover methods for managing cyber risks, discuss future challenges and learn how the latest technologies can help you counter cyber threats and make your cyber assets more secure. This conference is organized by API and IOGP to provide an opportunity to discuss challenges and share solutions and network with leading cybersecurity professionals. The conference features recognized cybersecurity experts in the oil and natural gas industry. Learn more.


API RP 2D Offshore Crane Operator

API SmartBrief | Apr 17, 2017

The objectives of this training are to provide knowledge of the lifting principles outlined in API RP 2D 7th Edition. Delegates will gain additional knowledge of crane lifting and loading techniques and procedures, as well as hands-on application. Presented by Thunder Oilfield Services, May 16 to 19. To learn more about this course and to register, visit the API-U Calendar. For a full listing of API-U Approved Training Providers please visit the API-U Training Provider Page.


83rd Annual API Federal Tax Forum -- register now

API SmartBrief | Apr 13, 2017

API Federal Tax Forum will take place April 24 to 25, 2017. The forum is one of the only legal conferences focusing on federal oil and gas taxation and is consistently praised by participants as an excellent learning opportunity. It is open to private lawyers and accountants interested in this area and attracts speakers who are leading authorities in their fields. The topics covered at the forum are usually selected to address both basic and advanced issues on the US taxation of domestic and international oil and gas operations. Learn more.


Upstream Oil and Gas Fundamentals

API SmartBrief | Apr 13, 2017

Join EMI April 27 to 28 for an introduction to the upstream petroleum industry. This course will introduce you to the formation of oil and gas, then move on to how exploration and reservoir engineering activities bring the oil and gas to surface, and finally end up at how the surface facilities operate just ahead of the sales transaction point. You will learn about risks, technologies, investment decisions and operations in one of the world's most important industries. Attendees will learn fundamental petroleum geology and exploration principles that provide the foundation for drilling, reservoir development and production concepts. To learn more about this course and to register, visit the API-U Calendar.


Take your auditing skills to the next level

API SmartBrief | Apr 12, 2017

Become an API Certified Auditor. Learn more about the certification types of Internal Auditor, Auditor and Lean Auditor for API Specification Q1 and Q2. Find out more. Get auditor training through API-U.


2017 API Offshore Safe Lifting Conference & Expo

API SmartBrief | Apr 11, 2017

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the latest in offshore developments while sharing experiences, practices and even information on real-life incidents. The major theme of this year's event will be "Safe Lifting in a Changing Global Industry," covering how lifting operations fit into the overall philosophy of an operator's Safety and Environmental Management System, now required by the BSEE. Read more.


Survey: "Perception of our industry: the oil and gas image from the young insiders"

API SmartBrief | Apr 07, 2017

API and the WPC Young Professionals wish to capture the opinions of young professionals and students within the oil and gas industry, and to achieve this, they are now conducting the fourth edition of their survey: "Perception of our industry: the oil and gas image from the young insiders." Everyone who participates in the survey will be entered into a draw -- the prize is a free delegate place at the 22nd World Petroleum Congress. All surveys must be completed by April 10.


E&P Onshore Operations Safety Program

API SmartBrief | Apr 07, 2017

The E&P Onshore Operations Safety Program provides training on key safety issues found at onshore job sites and includes an examination covering industry safety practices. This program is based on API's E&P Onshore Operations Safety Handbook and provides awareness-level training on key safety issues found at onshore E&P job sites. Learn more.


API 510/570 Certification Programs

API SmartBrief | Apr 06, 2017

API's certification programs provide the oil and natural gas industry by helping to improve management control of process unit operation, repair and maintenance as well as reduce the potential for inspection delays. Advance your career by becoming certified in API 510 or API 570. Find out more about our programs.


Service Station Contractor Safety Program

API SmartBrief | Apr 06, 2017

The premier program offered by API WorkSafe is the Service Station Contractor Safety Program that identifies contractor personnel who have passed a standardized examination covering the latest service station industry safety practices, based on API Recommended Practice 1646, Safe Work Practices for Contractors Working at Retail Petroleum/Convenience Facilities. The program provides awareness-level training on key safety issues found at petroleum retail job sites. Learn more.


Rigging and Slinging

API SmartBrief | Apr 03, 2017

The aim and objectives of this training are to provide the delegate with knowledge of the rigging principles, general hazards and risks of rigging and lifting operations, an awareness of relevant legislation and regulation, and an opportunity to practice basic rigging operations following a lifting plan. The participants will be able to demonstrate safe lifting operation. Presented by Thunder Oilfield Services, May 16 to 19. To learn more about this course and to register, visit the API-U Calendar. For a full listing of API-U Approved Training Providers, please visit the API-U Training Provider Page.


IOSC 2017

API SmartBrief | Mar 31, 2017

Prevent. Prepare. Respond. Restore. The International Oil Spill Conference provides a vital forum for professionals from the international response community, private sector, government and nongovernmental organizations to come together to tackle the greatest challenges facing us with sound science, practical innovation, social engineering and imagination. This conference is an ideal environment for government agencies, contractors, researchers, industry and other stakeholders to work together toward mutual objectives, through the exchange of ideas and lessons learned from actual spill responses and research around the world. Visit the event site.




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