JIP33 Unveils Subsea Pipeline Valve Specs
The specification defines a minimum common set of requirements for the procurement of subsea pipeline valves.
The specification defines a minimum common set of requirements for the procurement of subsea pipeline valves in accordance with API Specification 6DSS, Specification for Subsea Pipeline Valves, Third Edition, August 2017, including Addendum 1, April 2019 for application in the petroleum and natural gas industries.
Phase 3 was launched in January 2019 with 12 major oil and gas operators participating to develop specs available to the public. The Phase 3 specs were launched in collaboration with Aker Solutions.
“We have seen a real mindset shift in the past few years from keeping the know-how and expertise close to our chest, we have moved to sharing technical experience and insights for the good of the oil and gas sector,” said Adri Postema, director of the JIP33 program.
“I have worked with several of the experts before on other JIP33 specifications”, added Rachel Manley, project engineer for Aker Solutions. “I know that it will not always be easy to get consensus. But they all do see the need for our industry to drive harmonization of our industry standards.”