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 Committee Scope

API SC8 develops and maintains approximately 11 standards on:

  • drilling structures - Spec 4F and RP 4G;
  • drilling equipment - Spec 7K and RP 7L;
  • hoisting equipment - RP 8B and Spec 8C;
  • wire rope and roller chain - Spec 9A, RP 9B, and Spec 7F;
  • hammer unions - RP 7HU1 and Spec 7HU2;
  • calibration and field verification

You can get further details and scopes of these standards in the Exploration and Production section of the API Publications catalog at

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 Open Ballots

 Ballot IDStatusResultsOpensClosesDescription
Committee ID : 11111466SC08/TG02: Drilling Equipment
4546ClosedResolution Required07/25/201808/31/2018API 7K, e6, Ammendment Item 7202; Alignment of 8C(3301)into 7K
5829ClosedResolution Required08/01/202209/12/2022API Spec 7K Drilling and Well Servicing Equipment, 6th Edition, WI 0202 Drawworks
Committee ID : 11121467SC08/TG03: Hoisting Equipment
5856ClosedResolution Required09/01/202210/13/2022API Spec 8C Drilling and Production Hoisting Equipment, WI 9305
Committee ID : 30000103SC08/TG08: Instrumentation for Drilling and Well Servicing Equipment
5886ClosedResolution Required09/21/202211/02/2022API RP 8FV1, Field Verification of Rig Devices for Oil and Gas Well Drilling Operations, 1st Edition
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