ISO has published a new standard for the oil and gas industry. ISO 29001:2020, Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries – Sector-specific quality management systems – Requirements for product and service supply organizations, joins the ranks of management system standards that are tailored to the needs of specific sectors. It replaces the previous technical specification, ISO/TS 29001.
The new standard builds on ISO 9001 through definition of supplementary requirements with supporting guidance to promote standardization of quality requirements within the sector. Several new elements were introduced when transforming the former technical specification into an international standard. ISO 29001 increases the focus on business objectives and risk management in ISO 9001:2015.
The new ISO 29001:2020 introduces a risk-based approach to the way organizations specify and implement quality management system requirements in the petroleum, petrochemical, and natural gas industries. It further promotes standardization across the sector by providing a framework for aligning requirements with complementary management system standards.
The new ISO 29001:2020 standard was developed by ISO Technical Committee 67, which harmonizes and manages worldwide standards regarding the oil and gas industry. Its purpose is to achieve (international) conformity of oil and gas products. TC 67 develops standards regarding materials, equipment, and offshore structures used in drilling, production, transport by pipelines and processing of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons within the petroleum, petrochemical, and natural gas industries.
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