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API Specification Q1 9th Edition Fundamentals and Practitioner Training

API SmartBrief | Jan 17, 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 Mireaux Management Solutions, Feb. 13 to 16; Eurotech Assessment and Certification Services, Feb. 14 to 17; AxiomLogics, Feb. 20 to 23. To learn more and to register, visit the API-U Calendar.


API Source Inspector Electrical Equipment Certification

API SmartBrief | Jan 17, 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.


2017 Spring Committee on Petroleum Measurement Standards Meeting

API SmartBrief | Jan 16, 2017

Help develop standards for safe, efficient operations at the Spring Committee on Petroleum Measurement Standards Meeting, March 13 to 17. For more information, visit the event site.


API Specification Q2 Fundamentals and Practitioner Training

API SmartBrief | Jan 16, 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 Mireaux Management Solutions, Jan. 17 to 20; International Quality Solutions, Jan. 22 to 25; AxiomLogics, Jan. 30 to Feb. 1; Aston Technical Consulting Services, Feb. 27 to March 2. To learn more about this course and to register, visit the API-U Calendar.


API RP 2D Offshore Crane Operator

API SmartBrief | Jan 13, 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, Feb. 7 to 9, March 21 to 24. 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

API SmartBrief | Jan 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 natural 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.


IOSC 2017 -- Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Available

API SmartBrief | Jan 12, 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.


API Fundamentals of Auditing and Lead Auditing

API SmartBrief | Jan 12, 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, Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, AxiomLogics, Feb. 6 to 8, March 6 to 8. 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 Specification

API SmartBrief | Jan 11, 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, Jan. 25 to 28 and Feb. 14 to 17; Mireaux Management Solutions, Feb. 13 to 16; AxiomLogics, Feb. 20 to 23. To learn more and to register, visit the API-U Calendar.


API 1169 Pipeline Inspector Certification

API SmartBrief | Jan 11, 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.


Rigging and Slinging

API SmartBrief | Jan 10, 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, Feb. 14 to 16, March 7 to 9. 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.


Register for the 2017 API Inspection Summit

API SmartBrief | Jan 06, 2017

The 2017 API Inspection Summit will be held Jan. 30 to Feb. 2 in Galveston, Texas. This four-day summit includes three days of presentations spanning over 120 topics. Addressing issues involved in asset condition evaluation for drilling, production systems, pipelines, terminals, refining, chemical manufacturing and storage facilities. In addition, an optional day of training is conducted by subject matter experts. Each day focuses on presentations relevant to upstream, midstream, downstream operation and integrity management. API Inspection Summit provides an opportunity to learn about new and existing industry codes and standards, to hear about emerging trends from experts and to discuss new and existing issues in inspection and AIM technology. Find out why API Inspection Summit is the leading event for the oil and gas industry.


IOSC 2017 -- Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities available

API SmartBrief | Jan 05, 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.


API 578 Positive Material Identification

API SmartBrief | Jan 04, 2017

This two-day course covers API Recommended Practice 578 Positive Material Identification using XRF/OES technologies. Participants will gain an understanding of API RP 578 guidelines and application procedures, as well as a technical understanding of XRF/OES. Presented by Analytical Training Consultants, Feb. 22 to 23. To learn more about this course and to register, visit the API-U Calendar.


API RP 571 Damage Mechanisms

API SmartBrief | Jan 03, 2017

RP 571 was created to help link Fitness-For-Service and Risk-Based Inspection technologies and to provide better access to information that is located in one concise source covering damage mechanisms. This course will cover an overview of basic metallurgy and a description of most common refining processes. Presented by Equity Engineering, March 7 to 9. To learn more about this course and to register, visit the API-U Calendar.


2017 API Exploration and Production Winter Standards Meeting

API SmartBrief | Dec 28, 2016

Join us Jan. 16 to 20, 2017, in Austin, Texas, for the 2017 API Exploration and Production Winter Standards Meeting. This is an invaluable opportunity to be a part of how the US petroleum industry develops and maintains state-of-the-art standards for the fabrication of pipe and tubular goods. As well as technical sessions for two API groups that lead the industry in developing and maintaining state-of-the-art standards for oil well cements and drilling and completion fluids, tubular goods and quality programs. Learn more.


API RP 2D 7th Edition Offshore Crane Inspector

API SmartBrief | Dec 27, 2016

The course is intended to familiarize the participant with proper inspection and maintenance criteria and techniques as well as safety concerns associated with the development/revisions of JSAs and lift plans. The course will also give the individual the knowledge and skills required to identify the major inspection areas to completely act as a Qualified Inspector and effectively conduct safe operations under direct control. Presented by Thunder Oilfield Services, Feb. 20 to 24. 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 | Dec 27, 2016

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.


Take your auditing skills to the next level

API SmartBrief | Dec 20, 2016

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.




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