January 24, 2022 to February 04, 2022

2022 Exploration And Production Winter Standards Meeting – Virtual



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Upstream program staff are revising the program to take place over the two-week period. An updated program will be available soon.

Event Update

Due to the continuing circumstances caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and after much thoughtful deliberation and evaluation of the evolving situation, we regret to advise that we decided to move the 2022 Exploration & Production Winter Meeting and the 2022 API/AGA Joint Committee on Oil and Gas Pipeline Welding Committee Meeting to a fully virtual format. These virtual meetings will be held over a two-week period, January 24-28, 2022, and January 31-February 4, 2022.

We appreciate that this international public health situation is one that is out of everyone’s control. We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause to you and your business needs. In making this difficult decision, paramount is the health, safety, and welfare of our attendees. We acknowledge that the increase in company-mandated travel restrictions, as well as growing concerns over exposure, have made it impossible to ensure the execution of a successful conference experience this winter.

At present, Upstream staff is revising the program, and we will provide an update as soon as possible.

Finally, we are asking the Hyatt Regency Dallas to cancel all reservations from the API group room block. You should confirm with the hotel that your reservation has been canceled and/or rebook if you will still come for other business. If you made your reservation outside the API group room block, you would need to contact the hotel directly. Please remember that cancelations must be received by the hotel at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to your expected arrival, and a cancellation number must be obtained, or the card will be charged for the first night’s room rate.

Please send any questions to [email protected].

Reason for Attending

Participation in the Exploration & Production Winter Standards Meeting, remains an invaluable opportunity to be a part of how the U.S. petroleum industry develops and maintains state-of-the-art standards.

To ensure that the meetings are open to all who may have a “direct and material interest in the subject of the standard”, we have added virtual participation as a registration option with a registration fee to support the virtual meeting capabilities. This is in accord with our ANSI accredited Procedures for Standards Development, which state the following regarding openness and meeting procedures, emphasis added:

5.2 Due Process
5.2.1 Openness

Participation in API standards activities is open to all parties (persons and organizations) that have a direct and material interest in the subject of a standard.

5.2.2 Balance Overview

API seeks broad input to its standardization activities including the participation of all parties representing interest categories appropriate to the nature of the standard and allows for open attendance at standards meetings.

5.10 Standards Meeting Procedures
5.10.1 General

Committees dealing with standards activities shall meet as needed to conduct their work. Except for those portions of meetings dealing with policy and/or budget issues, standards meetings are open to all interested parties.

Benefits of Participation:

  • Gain access to technical committee meetings covering API upstream standards and best practices used throughout the industry to promote safe, sustainable, and environmentally sound operations.
  • Learn about the latest API sponsored research and development including future R&D efforts that may benefit your business in the long run.
  • Network with colleagues and establish new business connections.
  • Connect with exhibitors to learn about products, services, and technologies that may be important to your company.
  • Qualify for the chance to win one of two complimentary registrations to the 2022 Exploration & Production Standards Conference on Oilfield Equipment and Materials during the two networking breaks on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.
  • Earn Professional Development Hours (PDH) to maintain professional certifications.


Registration (attendees, sponsors, or exhibitors): 202-682-8195 or [email protected]
Logistics: Arnetta Smith, 202-682-8149 or [email protected]


Program Details

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The Committee on Standardization of Oilfield Equipment and Materials, CSOEM, is responsible for ~275 standards that form the basis of the API Monogram Program. The technical subcommittees that report to the CSOEM are:

  • Subcommittee 2, Offshore Structures
  • Subcommittee 5, Tubular Goods
  • Subcommittee 6, Valve & Wellhead Equipment
  • Subcommittee 8, Drilling Structures
  • Subcommittee 10, Well Cements
  • Subcommittee 11, Field Operating Equipment
  • Subcommittee 13, Drilling, Completion and Fluids
  • Subcommittee 15, Fiberglass and Plastic Pipe
  • Subcommittee 16, Drilling Well Control Equipment
  • Subcommittee 17, Subsea Production Equipment
  • Subcommittee 18, Quality
  • Subcommittee 19, Completion Equipment
  • Subcommittee 20, Supply Chain Management
  • Subcommittee 21, Materials

*As not all subcommittees meet at each meeting please be sure and check the online program to verify which subcommittees are meeting at this conference.

Who Should Attend

Members of API Exploration and Production Standards Committees and Subcommittees. The meeting should also be of interest to:

  • Users and manufacturers of oil country tubular goods
  • Users and manufacturers of drill-through and well control equipment
  • Users and manufacturers of well cement
  • Users and manufacturers of drilling Fluids
  • Users and manufacturers of drilling and hoisting equipment
  • Users and manufacturers of subsea production systems
  • Materials engineers
  • Quality management system professionals
  • Supply chain management and professionals

Spouse/Guest Program

There will not be a formal spouse program in January. If you are interested in joining others for breakfasts on Monday and Tuesday, please email Lindsay Morrison at [email protected]. She will make a list of those interested, and a group reservation will be made at the hotel to accommodate those who would like to get together.

Spouses/guests are welcome to attend the reception on Wednesday evening. The fee is $25. You may register on-site at the API Registration Desk prior to the reception. A badge is required for admittance.

Registration Fees and Details

Cancellations, Refunds, and Substitutions:  Substitutions may be made at any time by written request to [email protected]. Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing and sent to [email protected] by January 21, 2022. A refund, less a $100 cancellation fee, will be made if notice is received by this date. No refunds given after January 21, 2022.

Virtual Attendance 

  Virtual Fees
API Members
(Your company is a corporate member of API.)
Committee Members
(Active member on a standards committee.)
Non-API Members
(Your company is not a corporate member of API.)
One-Day Participants
(You will only participate on one day between January 24-28.)


You must be registered to receive access to meetings if you plan to attend virtually.

Early Registration Deadline: January 14, 2022
For method of payment inquiries, please call 202-682-8195 or email [email protected].

Sponsor a First-Time Attendee
Share your standards expertise with the next generation of oil and natural gas professionals by providing a complimentary registration to a new participant from your company. The cost is complimentary, and your sponsored attendee is welcomed to participate in API Standards meetings, except for executive sessions and members only meetings.

To qualify for this complimentary registration option, you must be a new participant and sponsored by a prior, API standards meeting participant from your same company. If you are sponsoring someone from your company, that person must be registered under your registration record in Cvent at the time you enter your own registration. You may only register two sponsored attendees.

(NOTE: This option is only applicable to first-time attendees who are sponsored. First-time attendees not sponsored pay applicable registration fees.)

Terms of Participation
API standards meetings are open to all interested parties. By participating in these meetings and the standardization process, you agree: (1) to fully comply with API’s policies and procedures governing standards and antitrust concerns, (2) that once balloted and approved by API, API shall have a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free worldwide license to use any materials submitted by the participant for use in the standard, including creation of any derivative works that will be solely owned by API, (3) you will not provide any material that will violate the rights of any third parties, including, but not limited to, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and trademarks, (4) not to provide any  technical information or other materials that would violate U.S. export control laws, (5) to disclose the existence of  any patented technologies in the material that you provide, (6) you will not make audio recordings, video recordings, or take screen shots of API meetings and content without the express written consent of all persons who will be presenting their content, and (7) you must act professionally and comply with your company’s code of conduct at all times.