The API Corporate Policy staff coordinates the API's Finance and Accounting Committees, Electronic Business & Information Management and Technology Committees, and IT Security Committees and related subsequent programs. These committees are comprised of Member Company representatives who work on a variety of issues related to accounting, risk control, internal audit, information technology, electronic commerce, telecommunications, data privacy, and cyber and IT infrastructure security. The programs include the development of industry positions for federal advocacy, documentation of best practices and industry standards, and general sharing of information.
API's Electronic Business & Information Management and Technology Committees support a wide range of activities in the areas of electronic business, telecommunications, information technology security, data privacy, and information technology applications for the oil and natural gas industry. They support advocacy efforts and standards development in these areas and serve as conduits between industry technologists and operations personnel. Committees in this area include:
Information Management and Technology Committee (IMTC)The IMTC serves as a forum for the oil and natural gas industry to address issues in systems technology, including computers, communications, and electronic commerce. Key issues that the IMTC addresses include network security, critical infrastructure protection, information privacy, technological change, and knowledge management. The IMTC periodically conducts various studies and projects designed to investigate technological innovations, undertake benchmarking studies of interest to the industry, or establish inter or intra-industry groups to promote developments of interest.
The IMTC oversees the activities of the following sub-groups.
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