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 in the implementation and use of the already adopted priority gas standards as well as in streamlining the planning process of standards implementation in GOGC.
You 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)