API Q1 Mentorship

The Centre 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 specification, an industry-leading quality management standard critical to manufacturers in the international oil and natural gas sector.

About American Petroleum Institute (API)

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 organisation.

API Standards-based Programmes

Quality Management System for manufacturing organisations for the oil and natural gas industry (Q1)

Quality Management System for service supply organisations for the oil and natural gas industry (Q2)

API Monogram

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 combines the ISO 9001 requirements with elements geared specifically to the oil and natural gas industry.

Developed by the industry for the industry
Combines requirements specific to oil and natural gas sector with ISO 9001
Improves efficiencies and increases product reliability, minimising non-compliant product
Establishes requirements for product realisation, planning, risk assessment, design and development, contingency planning, and other management system requirements
Improves identification and traceability of manufactured product
Sets requirements for quality management system monitoring, measurement, analysis, and improvement


API Spec Q1 Components

Quality Management System Requirements

Management Responsibility

Organisation Capability

Product Realisation

Risk Assessment and Management

Design and Development

Contingency Planning

Supply Chain Controls

Control of Testing, Measuring and Monitoring Equipment

Management of Change

Quality Management System Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Improvement

API Q1 Mentorship

Getting Started

  • 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

If Selected

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

*Please be aware that participation in the Centre’s API Q1 Mentorship Programme does not result in an API Monogram/APIQR certification or licence from API. Interested manufacturers must apply directly with API for Monogram/APIQR licensure.