BP hosted the first IOGP JIP33 Industry Day on September 16, 2019, at their Helios Plaza in Houston. 120 enthusiastic representatives from 41 organisations representing suppliers, engineering contractors and operators participated in the event. The purpose of the Industry Day was to educate participants on JIP33, demonstrate commitment from the oil and gas industry majors at an executive level commitment, and encourage increased dialogue and collaboration across the supply chain.
Led by Richard Mortimer (VP Engineering BP, and JIP33 Steering Committee Chair) and Adri Postema (JIP33 Programme Director, Seconded to IOGP from Shell) the event was supported by senior engineering leaders – Raymond Jones, VP Surface Engineering, ExxonMobil; Steinar Vaage, SVP Global Operations, ConocoPhillips and Dave Wisch, Chevron Fellow, Chevron. These senior leaders voiced their advocacy for JIP33 and shared how their own organisations were advancing in adopting the JIP33 specifications that have already been published.
The event offered an opportunity for suppliers and engineering contractors to provide feedback and perspectives on the JIP33 program. The discussions were lively, energetic and constructive.
This was the first of three Industry Days, planned for the rest 2019: Milan on October 11 , hosted by ENI, and Kuala Lumpur on November 18th hosted by Petronas.
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%.
JIP33 is making a step-change improvement in the specification, procurement and delivery of equipment for the oil and gas industry, through the use of standardized industry procurement specifications. By standardising the specifications used for procuring equipment, JIP33 will enable the supply chain to become better, faster and cheaper at delivering to customers, making the oil and gas industry even more competitive as an attractive investment proposition.
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.
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