ISO Releases 16530-1 Well Integrity Standard - Life Cycle Governance

In March, 2017 ISO released their Latest Well Integrity Standard, ISO 16530-1: Life Cycle Governance. In this article we will provide a very brief background on the standard and discuss some of the key sections contained within.

BACKGROUND TO ISO 16530-1

1. It was developed by producing operating companies for oil and gas, and is intended for use in the petroleum and natural gas industry worldwide

2. It is intended to provide guidance to the Well Operator on managing well integrity throughout the well life cycle. Furthermore, it addresses the minimum compliance requirements for the well operator to claim conformity with ISO 16530-1.

3. It provides recommendations and techniques that well operators can apply in a scalable manner, based on a well’s specific risk characteristics

4. ISO 16530-1 is intended to compliment