Halliburton’s Baroid drilling fluids and waste management service line has received the American Petroleum Institute (API) Specification Q2 Certification – an advanced industry certification standard for oil and natural gas service companies – for its work in the Gulf of Mexico.
API Q2 is a new, risk-based quality management system approach that focuses on competency, service design, contingency planning, supply chain controls, preventive maintenance, inspection, service quality plans and management of change. The certification demonstrates an organization’s commitment to go above and beyond current generic quality management system standards.
“The achievement of API Q2 Certification is a testament to Halliburton’s commitment to consistent processes, improved safety and superior service quality,” said Jeff Miller, Halliburton’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.
“Halliburton has been a strong and active supporter of API Q2 from the beginning and is pleased to be the first in the world to achieve this important standard.”
“Q2 Certification is the new standard of excellence for oil and natural gas service providers,” said John Modine, API’s vice president for Global Industry Services.
“Facilities applying for certification undergo extensive audits for their safety practices and the quality of their work. We congratulate Halliburton on being the first to earn this distinction.”
API Q2 was first published in December 2011. Additional Halliburton business lines are working toward achieving the certification.