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Historically, customers in our industry ask their supplier to deliver against a different set of requirements for each order – often hundreds of pages long. They can be different even for projects for the same company, it’s incredibly inefficient for the supplier.

By standardizing the specifications used for procuring equipment, we enable the supply chain to become better, faster and cheaper at delivering to their customers.

The journey so far

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) initiated Joint Industry Programme 33 (JIP33) in 2016 – with support from the World Economic Forum capital project complexity initiative – in response to an industry-wide overrun on cost and schedule of more than 40%.

Managed by the IOGP, 14 specifications have been developed to date. These are now being adopted and implemented by the operators on major projects where benefits are already being demonstrated.

Phase 3

Phase 3 of the programme was launched in January 2019 with the participation of 12 major oil and gas operators, tasked with developing over 40 new specifications to add to this library, freely available to download to anyone. A significant scale up from previous phases, the scope will be delivered in collaboration with Aker Solutions.

As each specification is drafted, it will become available online on the specifications development page for comments from across the supply chain.

Among the many companies and suppliers participating in JIP33, the following major operators have committed to support and resource JIP33.

BP Equinor Saudi Aramco
Chevron ExxonMobil Shell
ConocoPhillips Petrobras Total
ENI Petronas Woodside

How it works

JIP33 specifications build on existing industry standards to provide a full set of requirements with which to purchase equipment and packages. This set of requirements is structured into the follow documents:

Supplementary Specification to an industry standard. Specifying a set of “minimum requirements” sufficient to purchase equipment that meets the functional needs of the users

An Information Requirements Specification or “IRS.” Specifying a list of pre-defined documents and data required to be delivered by the supplier

Quality Requirements Specification or “QRS.” Specifying quality management system and inspection and testing requirements

An Equipment Data Sheet Template. Specifying the options the purchaser wishes to select, and project specific information