Historically, oil and gas operators ask suppliers to deliver against a different set of requirements for each order – often hundreds of pages long. Specifications can be different even for projects from the same company.
It’s incredibly inefficient. By standardizing the specifications used for procuring equipment, the supply chain can become better, faster and cheaper.
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 industry-wide overruns on cost and schedule of more than 40%.
Over 55 specifications have been published to date. These are now being adopted and implemented by the operators on major projects where benefits are already being demonstrated.
Specification Development & Maintenance
Working with 12 major participating oil and gas operators and EPC Partners and Suppliers, the JIP33 Program has in 2021, been running for 5 years. Over 55 specifications have been published and more are planned or in development. All specifications are free and available to download to anyone. The project will be delivered in collaboration with Aker Solutions.
As each specification is drafted, it will be posted online on the specifications development page for comments from across the value chain.
Major Operators Sponsoring JIP33
Among the many companies and suppliers participating in JIP33, the following major operators have committed to support and resource JIP33.
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:
A 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
A 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
The JIP33 Work Groups perform their activities in accordance with IOGP Competition Law Guidelines