The fundamental European standards have already
been adopted by some countries in the INOGATE region. However, its
implementation is delayed due to the inaccessibility of the secondary
documents, i.e. technical regulations and standards of the EU countries and the
lack of knowledge and skills of its practical application.
To overcome these barriers in Georgia, the ITS
team organized a one-day workshop in Tbilisi, on 22 March 2016 on the “Accessibility
and implementation of international technical regulations and standards in the oil
and gas sectors in Georgia” with the participation of international experts and
representatives of the Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation (GOGC).
During the event, the team raised awareness
about standardization and regulation principles of the gas sector in the
European Union, presented and discussed the optimal set of standards needed for
complex systematic implementation of European gas functional standards for
pipelines with maximum operating pressure (MOP) more than 16 bar and discussed the
minimum set of European, international, national and other standards used as a
reference standards in priority European functional gas standards and which are
needed to be adopted to secure a full
implementation of these priority European functional gas standards.
Moreover, the ITS team has been supporting GOGC
implementation and use of the already adopted priority gas standards as well as
in streamlining the planning process of standards implementation in GOGC.
can find more information on this activity at “Accessibility and implementation
of international technical regulations and standards in the oil and gas sectors
in Georgia (Workshop) (CWP.03.GE a,b,c and CWP.04.GE)