ISO/TS 29001:2010

The third edition of ISO/TS 29001 for the international oil and gas industries has been published. Industry feedback from these sectors is that ISO/TS 29001 is increasingly being accepted as the requirements document for quality management.

ISO/TS 29001 defines the quality management system (QMS) requirements for product and service supply organizations for the petroleum, petrochemical, and natural gas industries. ISO/TS 29001 is also published by the American Petroleum Institute as API Q1.

ISO/TS 29001:2010 has been updated to include, in its entirety, the unaltered text of ISO 9001:2008. Petroleum, petrochemical, and natural gas industry sector-specific supplemental requirements are stated outside the ISO 9001:2008 text boxes.

The standard provides a basis for qualification of the QMS of equipment manufacturers and service suppliers. Potential end users include:

  • Organizations involved in exploration, production, pipelines and transportation, and refining of petroleum and natural gas products
  • Organizations involved in the design, manufacture, installation, service, and repair of equipment used in the exploration, production, transportation, and refining of petroleum and natural gas products
  • Organizations that provide technical, operational, and support services to the various industry sectors identified above.

ISO/TS 29001 is the baseline requirement for quality management systems in the exploration and production sector of the petroleum and natural gas industry. And, the document is gaining acceptance in the refining sector and being seriously considered in the pipeline sector.

The consensus of organizations in these sectors is that product and service providers must have a functioning QMS complying with ISO/TS 29001 in order to even be considered as a viable source of supply.

ISO/TS 29001:2010, Petroleum, petrochemical, and natural gas industries – Sector-specific quality management systems – Requirements for product and service supply organizations, is available from the ANSI Web Store.