API signs MOU with Brazilian technological, certification and standardization group

8/27/2020

WASHINGTON – API signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Brazilian technological, certification and standardization group, ABENDI, to collaborate on industry standardization with the goal of enhancing safety, environmental protection and sustainability.

“We welcome the signing of the new collaborative agreement with our colleagues in Brazil, which will bring our two organizations closer together in pursuit of advancing safety and environmental protection in the natural gas and oil industry,” API Global Industry Services (GIS) Senior Vice President, Debra Phillips said. “Over the past year, API has formed a number of strategic relationships with standards organizations, regulatory agencies and trade groups worldwide to advance our industry standards, operational safety and sustainability.”

“Technical standards are essential for improving the safety and productivity of industrial operations, managing the integrity of equipment, and preserving life and the environment,” ABENDI President Pedro Feres Filho said. "This MOU with API shows ABENDI's strong commitment to continuously meeting these goals and will allow us to collaborate on courses, seminars and standards in the natural gas, oil and petrochemical segments. We are facing a global public health crisis, one that has caused significant challenges for humanity. It is more important now than ever that organizations like API and ABENDI forge deep partnerships to advance value for both the industry and its workers.”

The primary purpose of this MOU is to provide a platform to enhance cooperation and collaboration between API and ABENDI in a number of areas, including:

  • Facilitating joint training;
  • The exchange of information on industry standards;
  • Enhanced communications; and
  • Collaboration on joint forums to facilitate exchanges between Brazilian and American experts in the natural gas and oil industry.

API standards are developed under an American National Standards Institute accredited process, ensuring that the API standards are not only technically rigorous, but also are developed using consensus, due process and balance across stakeholder interests. API’s ANSI accreditation also facilitates acceptance of API standards by state, federal and increasingly international regulators.

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