The Centre’s is partnering with the American Petroleum Institute (API) to offer a mentorship programme to build the capacity of Guyanese manufacturers and fabricators to meet the API Q1 standards needed to fully participate in the manufacturing component of the international energy sector.
About American Petroleum Institute (API)
Formed in 1919 as a national trade association, API promotes technical cooperation to strengthen the global natural gas and oil industry. With worldwide operations and offices in Washington, DC, Houston, Rio de Janiero, Dubai and Beijing, its 600+ member companies represent all segments of the oil and gas industry.
API’s Global Industry Services (GIS) Mission is to provide world-class standards, training & certification services that enable the oil & gas industry to operate efficiently, safely, reliably, profitably & sustainably. It covers all industry segments including Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream. API is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards developing organization.
API Standards-based Programmes
Quality Management System for Manufacturers and providers of manufacturing-related processes (Q1)
Quality Management System for Upstream Service Providers (Q2)
Benefits of API Spec Q1 Certification
API Spec Q1 is a quality management standard for product manufacturers and is specifically geared toward the nuances of the oil and gas industry. API Spec Q1 meets many of the ISO 9001 requirements, plus additional elements deemed valuable by the oil and natural gas industry.
API Spec Q1 Components
Who should consider moving from ISO to API Q1?
Who should move
Who should not move
API Q1 Mentorship
- Let the Centre know if you are interested
- The Centre will schedule a one-on-one meeting to discuss
- The Centre will visit your operations to do an initial screening
Your company should:
- Have the commitment from the highest levels of management
- Commit the necessary resources to complete the programme within 9 months
- Attend all meetings set-up by the Centre/Q1 consultants
- Meet deadlines for the completion of tasks