Web-based course: Use of ISO 14224

The 6-7 June 2024, another new international well-recognized web-based course on ISO 14224 standard will be arranged. The course is hosted by the University of Stavanger and organized by the ISO/TC 67 Working Group: Reliability engineering and technology. Advanced registration is required.

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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. Systemized historic and predicted reliability knowhow of equipment performance (failure & maintenance) provides essential knowledge for production assurance, reliability management, maintenance management,  risk management and cost management, etc.

This advisory course demonstrates how the ISO 14224 standard can be used to ensure safety and profitability in petroleum, natural gas and petrochemical industries. It can also be applicable in other industries, such as offshore wind. 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.
  • Improved digitization and accelerated digitalization

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

This course is hosted by the University of Stavanger and is organized by experienced expert members of the ISO/TC 67 Working Group: Reliability engineering and technology, with administrative support from Standards Norway.

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

Time and location

Time: Thursday 6 June 2024 and Friday 7 June 2024, both days 09.00 – 12.30 Central European Time (CET).

Please note that this course is arranged as two consecutive half days.

Location: Web-based (ZOOM)

A link will be sent to all registered participants one week in advance of the course.

Course materials

Each attending course participant will receive a comprehensive and useful presentation materials package after the course. The course participants will receive a course certificate after the course.

Note that the ISO 14224 standard itself will not be sent out to the participants, as this requires separate purchase or an ISO subscription agreement with your national standardization body.

Registration and deadline

Advance registration is required by Wednesday 22 May 2024. Please note that the registration is binding at date of deadline. Final confirmation that the course will be held will be sent after the deadline.

(If you have questions on registration, please send email to the registration contact in Standards Norway)

(Please note that on the registration form only the first of the two dates are given, but the registration covers both dates.)

If you need information about the possibility for after deadline registration, please send an email to kommunikasjon@standard.no.

If you are interested in this course topic, but are unable to attend 6-7 June 2024, 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. This form will be possible to fill in after the deadline of 22 May 2024.

Course fee: NOK 4500
Registration contact: kommunikasjon@standard.no
Course contact: Jon T. Selvik, jon.t.selvik@uis.no
ISO/TC 67/WG 4 convenor (ISO 14424 project leader): Runar Østebø, Equinor, runos@equinor.com


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). 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 both safety-critical and production-critical equipment: downhole, subsea, offshore and onshore. The different parts of ISO 14224 will be presented in the course in relation to the above-mentioned topics.

Target groups

  • Operators
  • Contractors
  • Vendors/Manufacturers/Suppliers
  • Consultancies
  • Authorities
  • Academia & Reserach 

The target groups can be within petroleum, natural gas and petrochemical industries, or also within related lower carbon energies such as offshore wind, CCS (Carbon Capture Storage), hydrogen, ammonia, etc.


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

Jon T. Selvik is a Professor at the University of Stavanger, where he is teaching reliability analysis and risk management. He is also a Chief Scientist at the Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE), where he has been involved in several reliability studies and for a period worked with equipment testing 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.

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 more than 30 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 about 20 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 founder of Reliability Dynamics. He has 37 years of experience in equipment reliability and risk management for petrochemical, oil, gas, and utility companies. He is the US Expert Member in the ISO 14224 Project Group and a contributing author of the ISO 14224:2016 Standard. He chairs the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Process Equipment Reliability Database (PERD) Project.


All times are given in CET (Central European Time)

Day 1

  • 0900 1 Welcome and course objectives
  • 0915 2 Brief overview of ISO/TC67/WG4 activities
  • 0930 3 General overview of the ISO 14224 standard
    -Main clauses and annexes
    -Normative versus informative
  • Short break
  • 0945 4 Key terms and definitions
  • 1015 5 Taxonomy classification and reliability and maintenance (RM) data concepts
  • Short break
  • 1100 6 Human factor aspects
  • 1115 7 Establishment of taxonomy and RM data in corporate software: Case examples from industry and discussion
  • 1215 Wrap-up Day 1
  • 1230 End of Day 1

Day 2

  • 0900 8 RM data quality (Data registration, analysis and exchange)
  • 0930 9 Basic reliability concepts and KPIs
  • Short break
  • 1015 10 Reliability data qualification/use in analyses with relations to ISO 20815
  • 1030 11 Calculation of RM parameters
  • 1100 12 Safety systems and Systems with safety functions
    - RM data with relations to ISO/TR 12489
    - RM data with relations to functional safety
  • Short break
  • 1130 13 Industry benefits from application of ISO 14224 and relations to lower carbon arena: Case examples from industry and discussion
  • 1200 14 Q&A session with course participants regarding collection, qualification and use of RM data
  • 1230 End of course