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2018 Exploration and Production Winter Standards Meeting

Online Registration is Closed, Please Register Onsite

When: January 22, 2018 - January 26, 2018

Where: Hyatt Regency San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Open for Registration Information

Preliminary Program

The development of consensus standards is one of API’s oldest and most successful programs. It covers about 550 standards for all segments of the oil and natural gas industry. The breadth of this vital program is an important indication of the varied industry contacts that attendees can make during the sessions and networking opportunities.

Reason for Attending

  • You will be able to keep up with the latest ideas and technologies, gain knowledge, and stay technically competent, while helping to keep industry advances rolling out. 
  • Participate in a proven method of information exchange about problems and opportunities, sharing knowledge with international experts. 
  • Learn the “story behind the standard” or the reasoning and perspective that let you apply industry specifications with sound judgment.


Registration: 202-682-8195 or
Membership status: 202-682-8475 or
Logistics: Arnetta Smith, 202-682-8149 or
Program: David Miller, 202-682-8159 or 
Program: Roland Goodman, 202-682-8571 or

Preliminary Program

Program will include

Meetings of the API Subcommittee on Tubular Goods (SC 5) will address:

  • Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG)
  • Line Pipe
  • Drill Stem Elements
  • Threading, Gauging, and Compounds
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Performance Properties
  • Coiled Tubular Goods
  • Sour Service Products

Meetings on the API Subcommittee on Valves and Wellhead Equipment (SC 6)

Meetings of the API Subcommittee on Drilling Structures and Equipment (SC 8) will address:

  • Drilling Structures
  • Drilling Equipment
  • Hoisting Equipment
  • Wire Rope and Roller Chain
Meetings of the API Subcommittee on Oil Well Cements (SC 10) will address:
  • Well Cements testing
  • Well Cement Manufacturing Specifications
  • Casing Centralizers
  • Cementing Float Equipment
  • Cement Sheath Evaluation
  • Shrinkage and Expansion in Oil Well Cements
  • Worldwide Cementing Practices

Meetings on the API Subcommittee on Field Operating Equipment (SC 11)

Meetings of the API Subcommittee on Drilling Fluid Materials (SC 13) will address:
  • Standard Procedures for Field Testing Both Water-Based and Oil-Based Drilling Fluids
  • Drilling Fluid Material Specification
  • Evaluation of Drilling Fluid Processing Systems
  • Rheology and Hydraulics of Oil Well Drilling Fluids
  • Procedures for Lab Testing of Drilling Fluids
  • Testing Heavy Brines
  • Chemical Analysis of Barite
  • Measuring the Viscous Properties of Cross-linked Water-Based Fracturing Fluid

Meetings on the API Subcommittee on Fiberglass and Plastic Tubulars (SC 15)

Meetings of the API Subcommittee on Well Control (SC16) will address:

  • Drill-through Equipment Design, Manufacture, and Repair 
  • Choke and Kill Systems
  • Control Systems for Well Control and Diverter Equipment
  • Marine Drilling Riser Equipment
  • BOP Equipment Systems
  • Diverter Systems
Meetings of the API Subcommittee on Quality (SC 18) will address:
  • Manufacturing Quality Management Systems
  • Service and Supply Quality Management Systems 

Meetings on the API Subcommittee on Completion Equipment (SC 19)

Meetings of the API Subcommittee on Supply Chain Management (SC 20) will address:
  • Qualification of Suppliers of Products and Services (castings, forgings, bolts, NDE, heat treating, etc.)
Meetings of the API Subcommittee on Supply Chain Management (SC 21) will address:
  • Reviewing materials-related standards work developed by the upstream standards subcommittees
  • Identifying topics and trends on upstream materials-related needs

Who Should Attend

Members of API Exploration and Production Standards Committees and Subcommittees. The meeting should also be of interest to:
  • Users and manufacturers of oil country tublar goods
  • Users and manufacturers of drill-through and well control equipment
  • Users and manufacturers of well cement
  • Users and manufacturers of drilling Fluids
  • Users and manufacturers of drilling and hoisting equipment
  • Users and manufacturers of subsea production systems
  • Materials engineers
  • Quality management system professionals
  • Supply chain management and professionals

Sponsor an Attendee

Share your standards expertise with the next generation of oil and natural gas professionals by providing a complimentary registration. The cost is free and your sponsored attendee is welcomed at all 2018 API Standards meetings.

Complimentary registration is limited to first-time attendees only. Those persons must be sponsored, and accompanied, by a prior API standards meeting participant from the same company. Pre-registration is required. All hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of the participant/attendee. You may only register two sponsored attendees, and on-site registration cannot be accepted for them.

Sponsor Application and Agreement

Exhibitors - Reserve your table top online here.

Fax to 202-682-8222 

Application Deadline: December 19, 2017

Artwork Deadline: December 11, 2017

Information for Sponsors and Exhibitors - This contains information on deadline, setup, display hours, shipping details, etc.

On-Site Program Ad Specifications


Opportunity  Cost Availability Sponsor
Monday Breakfast/General Session $3,500 5 Available
Central Coffee/Refreshment Breaks $2,500 4 Available Essentra Pipe Protection Tecnologies
Networking Break (Monday) $1,500 Available
Networking Break (Tuesday) $1,500 Available
Reception $3,500 5 Available
Registration Lanyards $5,000 Available
Registration Bags $6,000 Available
Mobile Device Power Banks $6,500 Available  
Meeting WiFi  $3,000 5 Available
On-Site Program  $5,000  Available


ASTM International

Doxsteel Fasteners 


Energy & Technology Corp. / Technical Industries, Inc & Group of Companies




Materials Development Corporation

Plastic Pipeline Integrity LLC

Stress Engineering

Subsea Solutions

Yarmouth Research

Spouse/Guest Activities

  • Monday: The Real San Antonio Tour
  • Tuesday: Japanese Tea Garden

(Activities, specific arrangements, and the order in which they are listed, are subject to change as late as the day of the activity.)

Spouse/Guest Program (Available Soon) - Description of Activities

Spouses/guests may also attend the reception on Wednesday evening at no additional cost.  A badge is required for admittance and may be obtained from the API Registration Desk.

Spouse/Guest Fees

For method of payment inquiries, please contact Brittany Morrow at 202-682-8195 or

Deadline: December 29, 2017

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds: Spouse/guest refunds will be granted at 100% if requests are received by January 5, 2018. After January 5, 2018, spouse/guest refunds will be granted at 50%.

  By Dec. 29
Spouse/Guest Breakfast and Activities - 2 Days $250
Spouse/Guest Breakfast Only - 2 Days $100
Spouse/Guest Breakfast and Activity - 1 Day  $195 
Spouse/Guest Breakfast Only - 1 Day  $50

Guidelines for Participation

  • On-site registration will be based on availability only and cannot be guaranteed.
  • The order and type of the activities listed are subject to change. Notification will be given.
  • A spouse/guest refers to a spouse or personal friend, not a business associate or staff colleague. The spouse/guest registration fee may not be applied to anyone who wishes to attend meetings.
  • All participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Before participation can begin, the spouse will be asked to sign a general waiver of liability.


Christy Howard, Christy Hill Events, Inc at or Arnetta Smith at
Hyatt Regency San Antonio
123 Losoya Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Online Reservations
Call: 1-800-233-1234
Group Reference: When making reservations, you may mention the American Petroleum Institute to receive the group rate.
Room Rate: Mention API Group Rate - $235 single/double occupancy
Reservation Deadline: January 8, 2018 or until room block is sold out. After this date, reservations will be accepted at the group room rate on a space available basis only.
Reservations Questions: Contact the hotel directly at 210-222-1234.