Subcommittee 17 Mission

​The API Subcommittee on Subsea Production & Intervention Systems (SC17) provides leadership in the efficient development and maintenance of subsea standards that meet the priority needs of the global oil and gas exploration and production industry by minimizing needs for individual company standards, promoting broad availability of safe, interchangeable oilfield equipment and materials, and, promoting broad availability of proven engineering and operating practices.

SC17 leadership is committee to promote the standardization process by​

  • Promoting global participation from companies and individuals, with an aim to continuously improve the standards in the SC17 suite.
  • Increasing participation at all levels of SC17 from companies and individuals who have not previously participated in the API standards development process.
  • Maintain balance participation of subject matter experts within three main categories: Operator-User / Manufacturer / General Interest
  • Ensuring a thorough, transparent, and agile standards development process
  • Promote collaboration with other industry standardization organizations to streamline engineering and operating practices​

 Committee Scope

​Subcommittee 17 (SC17) develops and maintains approximately 42 p​ublications within the following subsea production system topics:

  • subsea system,
  • wellhead and christmas tree equipment,
  • flowlines, jumpers and umbilicals,
  • flexible pipe,
  • subsea production control systems,
  • reliability, technical risk, and integrity management,
  • subsea capping stacks/response
  • completion/workover riser systems, and
  • remotely operated vehicles/tools.

Recent development in the topics of:

  • high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) design guidelines,
  • chemical injection – design, testing, and qualification

You can get further details and scopes of the Series 17 standards in the Exploration and Production section of the API Publications catalog. 

​The following documents are currently under development. Please contact Ivan Pinto (pintoi@api.org) if you would like to participate in the applicable Task Group.

17B RP: Flexible Pipe Under revision (e6) 
17D Spec: Subsea Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment Under revision (e3) 
17E Spec: Subsea Umbilicals Under revision (e6)
17F Std: Subsea Production Control Systems Under revision (e5)
17G1 Std: System Configuration and Operation of Subsea Well Intervention Systems In development
17G2 RP:  Subsea Pumping Well Intervention Systems In development
17G3 RP: Design of Subsea Well Intervention Systems using Non-Ferrous Alloys In development
17G4 RP: Riserless Subsea Well Intervention Systems In development
17J Spec: Unbonded Flexible Pipe Under revision (e5)
17L1 Spec: Flexible Pipe Ancillary Equipment Under revision (e2)
17L2 RP: Flexible Pipe Ancillary Equipment Under revision (e2)
17R RP: Flowline Connectors and Jumpers Under revision (e2)
17S RP:  Design, Testing, and Operation of Subsea Multiphase Flow Meters Under revision (e2) 
17W RP: Subsea Capping Stacks Under revision (e2)
17X RP: Subsea Pump Module Systems In development
17Y RP: Subsea Chemical Injection-Design, Testing and Qualification In development
17Z RP: Medium Voltage Equipment for Subsea Production Systems In development
17TR14 TR: Workover/Intervention Guidance for Global Riser Analysis In development
17TR16 TR: Subsea Hydrocarbon Leak Detection Systems Using Process Data In development

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 Reference Documents
 CSOEM Links
 BSEE Report: Guidance on Hydrotesting Deepwater O&G Pipelines
 

 Open Ballots

 Ballot IDStatusResultsOpensClosesDescription
Committee ID : 814887SC17: Voting Subsea Equipment
4707ClosedPass01/16/201902/27/201917O, 2nd Ed Reaffirmation
4768ClosedPass03/11/201904/09/201917TR8_e2_Addendum 1
4813ClosedPass04/29/201906/11/201917Y 1st Edition
4834ClosedPass06/06/201907/18/201917G 5th Ballot
4899ClosedPass08/28/201909/25/201917D_e2 Addendum 2
5004ClosedPass12/27/201902/09/202017D 3rd Edition
5094ClosedPass03/12/202004/26/202017W 2nd Ed
5140ClosedPass05/04/202005/31/202017V 1st Ed with Errata 1 - Reaffirmation
5148ClosedPass05/11/202006/22/202017L1 2nd Ed
5149ClosedPass05/11/202006/22/2020RP 17L2 2nd Edition
5171ClosedPass06/17/202007/15/202017U 1st Edition - Reaffirmation
5174ClosedPass06/17/202007/29/202017G3 1st Edition
5204ClosedPass07/09/202008/07/202017L1, 1st Edition - Reaffirmation
5205ClosedPass07/09/202008/07/202017L2, 1st Edition - Reaffirmation
5239ClosedPass08/05/202009/03/202017W 2nd Edition - Limited Reballot
5304ClosedResolution Required09/25/202011/13/202017D 3rd Edition - Reballot
5333ClosedResolution Required11/03/202012/15/2020RP 17X 1st Edition - Reballot
5335ClosedResolution Required11/05/202012/17/2020API RP 17L2 2nd Edition - Reballot
5334ClosedResolution Required11/05/202012/17/2020API Spec 17L1 2nd Edition - Reballot
5374ClosedResolution Required01/26/202103/09/2021RP 17Y 1st Edition
5397ClosedPass02/16/202103/30/2021API RP 17B, 5th Edition - Reaffirmation
5398ClosedPass02/16/202103/30/2021API Spec 17J, 4th Edition - Reaffirmation
5469ClosedResolution Required04/22/202106/03/2021API Spec 17D, 3rd Edition - Reballot
5479ClosedIn Progress05/18/202106/15/2021API 17X 1st Edition - Limited Reballot
5477OpenIn Progress05/10/202106/21/2021API 17R 2nd Edition
 
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