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Event Organiser: Offshore Engineering Society

Moving towards one common set of industry requirements for offshore structures, London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 01 December 2021
  • 18:00 - 19:30
Moving towards one common set of industry requirements for offshore structures, London

About this event

Industry-wide standardisation is needed for operators to manage the $3 trillion in CAPEX expenditure forecast for 2018-2025 (Global Data, 2018), while maintaining competitiveness and mitigating risks.

One area where greater standardisation can be achieved is by operators and regulators endorsing one industry standard for each topic, and for organisations to minimise or remove additional company-specific requirements. The International Oil & Gas Producers Association (IOGP) are driving this activity.

With the backing of the World Economic Forum, IOGP Joint Industry Project JIP 33 was initiated to drive industry-level standardisation for procuring equipment. Following the early success of JIP33 for equipment packages, the IOGP Offshore Structures subcommittee created IOGP JIP 35 covering the design of steel and concrete offshore structures, topsides, metocean and seismic loads, and foundations.

This presentation outlines the status of this work along with other activities in external standards seeking to deliver one set of common requirements for offshore structures for oil, gas and, hopefully, some offshore renewables.


Philip Smedley

Global Team Manager for Offshore Structures, BP

Philip has been involved in the structural design and assessment of hull, mooring and riser systems for 35 years. In addition, Philip drives several joint-stakeholder standardisation activities including:

  1. Chairing the ISO Technical Committee TC 67 which is responsible for around 220 ISO oil and gas standards
  2. Chairing both the mirror UK committees for:
    • All oil and gas standards
    • Offshore structures
  3. Deputy Chair of the IOGP Offshore Structures subcommittee and IOGP JIP 35 standardisation task force for common operator offshore structures specifications

Event venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Elira Alushi

e: [email protected]