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Course: Use of ISO 14224 to ensure Safety and Equipment Quality in the Oil and Gas Industry

Monday 9 May 2022, a one-day course on this standard will be arranged at Equinor in Houston, Texas, organized by the ISO/TC 67 Working Group: Reliability engineering and technology. Advanced registration is required.

ISO 14224 is a fundamental international standard for collection and exchange of reliability and maintenance (RM) data for equipment in petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries. The ISO 14224:2016 (ed. 3) is developed by ISO/TC 67/WG 4 and is an important and globally recognized ISO standard for use in the oil & gas industry across a variety of equipment  that has been adopted in more than 40 countries. The latest edition includes for example more drilling, well and subsea equipment classes that is vital for HSE, well integrity and production efficiency. Systemized historic and predicted reliability data of such equipment provides important knowledge for risk management in prevention and mitigation of high consequence well control events. 

This advisory course demonstrates how the ISO 14224 standard can be used to ensure safety and profitability in petroleum, natural gas and petrochemical industries. This course has primary focus on drilling, well and subsea equipment, but the course does also provide essential information for other stakeholders within oil & gas industry and is also applicable for other industries. It provides practical guidance for how to use and comply with the international standard ISO 14224 methods to enable high-quality equipment reliability and maintenance data in the various digitalized applications.

It provides guidance on use of such data for

  • technology development and technology qualification,
  • improving design and condition monitoring for equipment, and for
  • enabling better risk awareness and data-driven decision-making. 

Participation at this course will be a unique opportunity to get knowledge and obtain a skillset on reliability data management.

This course is organized by the ISO/TC 67 Working Group: Reliability engineering and technology with administrative support from Standards Norway and ISO 14224 technical editor.

Time and location

Time Monday 9 May 2022, from 9 am to 4 pm CST
Location Equinor, 2107 City West Blvd, Suite 100, Houston, Texas, USA

Registration and deadline

This face-to-face course is planned for, and based on registered participants at the deadline Tuesday 5 April 2022, the confirmation of the course will be given soon after this registration deadline. Please note that the registration is binding at date of deadline.

If the COVID-19 pandemic situation causes a need for change this will be informed about in April 2022 and rescheduling be made to a ZOOM course in Q3/2022 to be further agreed upon.

Registration for the course in Houston, Texas (the registration is now closed)

If you have any questions regarding registration at this course, please contact Standards Norway at respons@standard.no.

Course fee: USD 895
Course contact: Jon T. Selvik, jsel@norceresearch.no 
ISO/TC 67/WG 4 convenor: Runar Østebø, Equinor, runos@equinor.com 

All participants will receive a course certificate after the course.

If you are interested in this topic, but are unable to attend the course in Houston, you can indicate this in our registration form “Registration of interest”, and we will contact you if we plan another similar event regarding ISO 14224 at a later date.


Management of reliability and maintenance data is important. Data usage domain encompasses production assurance and reliability management, maintenance optimization, life cycle costing and technical safety (e.g. SIL). The different parts of ISO 14224 will be informed about in the course. Interfaces with other ISO documents (ISO 20815, ISO/TR 12489, ISO 15663, ISO/TS 3250, and ISO 19008) and IEC documents (IEC 61508 and IEC 61511), will also be addressed. The course will include coverage of safety and production critical equipment: downhole, subsea, offshore and onshore.

Target groups

  • Operators
  • Contractors (e.g. Drilling Contractors, SURF contractors)
  • Manufacturers/suppliers (e.g. BOP manufacturerer, SPS suppliers)
  • Consultants
  • Authorities


  • Runar Østebø, Equinor, ISO/TC 67/WG 4 convenor and ISO 14224:2016 project leader
  • Stefan Isaksen, Safetec, Norwegian expert member of the ISO 14224:2016 project group
  • Tony Ciliberti, Reliability Dynamics LLC, US expert member of the ISO 14224:2016 project group
  • Jon T. Selvik, University of Stavanger and NORCE, Norwegian expert member and technical editor of the ISO 14224:2016 project group (course contact)

Runar Østebø is advisor in Equinor for subsea technology and operation, and corporate responsibilities within technology qualification. He has international standardization management duties, as member of the ISO/TC 67 management committee, and is the ISO/TC 67/WG 4 convenor for reliability & cost standards. He has broad experience in Equinor during 31 years within field development, project execution, quality assurance, operational technology, benchmarking and reliability management for a multitude of NCS fields, and oil & gas projects globally. He was OREDA JIP Steering chairman for 10 years and was responsible for OREDA subsea reliability data collections for 20 years (1991-2011). Prior to Statoil/Equinor, 10-year experience in international upstream & downstream risk management consultancy company and in drilling & well technology research institute, as well-recognized international blowout expert.

Stefan Isaksen is a Principal Adviser in Safetec, a global risk consultancy company. He has 15 years of experience working as a reliability analyst. Stefan has been working with collection of reliability data, data analysis, and use of reliability data in system analysis. He has been project manager for the Offshore & Onshore Reliability Data (OREDA) JIP, including responsibility for quality assurance of operator collected reliability data and data collection guidelines.

Tony Ciliberti is the Principal Engineer for Reliability Dynamics LLC. He has 30 years’ experience as a reliability and maintenance (RM) engineer, with a focus on digitalization of RM data in enterprise software systems. His experience includes four years with SAP Americas' National Practice, as a Solution/Digital Architect for some of the largest enterprise asset management (EAM) projects in the world.

Jon T. Selvik is a Professor at the University of Stavanger, where he is teaching reliability analysis. He is also a Senior Research Scientist at the Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE), where for a period work with testing of various well equipment at the Ullrigg Test Centre (UTC). His research areas cover reliability, risk and decision analysis. A main part of his work is on collection and use of reliability and maintenance data.


Monday 9 May 2022, from 9 am to 4 pm CST


1.Welcome, course objectives & HSE moment


2.Brief overview of ISO/TC67/WG4 activities in international arena


3.General overview of the ISO 14224 standard

  • Main clauses and annexes
  • Normative versus informative
  • Focus areas for this course: Drilling, Well and Subsea


4.Key terms and definitions


5.Taxonomy classification and reliability and maintenance (RM) data concepts

  • Subsea BOP example


6.RM data quality - Digitalization

  • Data registration, analysis and exchange


7.Basic reliability concepts and KPIs


Lunch Break 


8. Human factors - aspects


9. Establishment of taxonomy and RM data in corporate software:

  • Case examples from industry with Drilling, Well and Subsea
  • Discussion


10 Reliability data qualification in analyses using also ISO 20815


11. Calculation of RM parameters

  • Examples related to drilling, well and subsea operations


12. Safety systems and Systems with safety functions

  • Well integrity and subsea examples related to Drilling,
    Well and Subsea
  • Use of RM data with relations to ISO/TR 12489
  • Relations to functional safety (IEC 61508/IEC 61511)


13. Industry benefits from application of ISO 14224: Case examples from industry

14. Q&A session with course participants regarding collection, qualification and use of RM data


Discussion and course evaluation


End of course

Last updated: 2022-11-07