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​
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 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 ( 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


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

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