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API Monogram Licensing Program
API Certification Process
API Product Specification
API Monogram Licensing Program

API Monogram Licensing Program

API Monogram is a self-registering program designed to an organization involved in manufacturing the equipment’s and product used in the oil and gas industry which shall be controlled by API monogram licenses.

API Monogram is applicable for the manufacturers of production equipment, drilling equipment and now, even refinery equipment, the API Monogram Program lets companies demonstrate the product are meeting the global quality requirements and usability in global oil & industry market.

Global energy consumption and demands relatively increasingly and competitive business environment in the oil and natural gas industry have created new measures by API Monogram, which organizations must demonstrate their abilities and control the products are manufactured to meet their customer requirements.

API Monogram licensing are generally certified when organization implement and maintains requirements of API Q1 and proves the capability of the organization to meet the production and testing requirements of Monogram.

API Monogram Certification

API is committed to maintaining the highest level of confidence all through licensing activities by providing impartial and objective assessments of its client’s management systems. This commitment is supported by processes that manage conflicts of interest, ensure personnel competence, maintain the confidentiality of information while promoting openness, and enable communication with all stakeholders.

As qualified API Monogram consultant at Vegas Consulting goal is to provide the best available solution to make the system and competence of an organization to achieve API monogram and certification by our consultancy and training expertise, in turn, creates value for customers, shareholders, and employees.

Benefits of API Product Monogram Licensing:

  • API Monogram on your products
  • Increases brand recognition
  • Increases credibility in the market
  • Reduces & eliminates the user’s on-site supplier audits
  • Increase sales and overcome your competitors

Monogram Program Requirements

To obtain API Monogram license, an organization must have a documented effectively functioning quality management system in place.

API Spec Q1 integrated with applicable API Product Specification listed by API Monogram Program.

What is the procedure for apply API Monogram Certification:

  • Your organization should implement and maintain API Spec Q1 for at least four months
  • A detailed internal audit covering compliance of all the clauses of API Q1 & Monogram
  • Your organization should perform and document a management review
  • Scope including the justification QMS exclusions if applicable
  • Validated design package if your products are listed under API advisory 6

QMS Exclusions

API Spec Q1, 9 th Edition allows few clauses of the standard that are applicable for exclusion as below.

Furthermore, such exclusions cannot affect the organization's ability, or responsibility, to provide products and related servicing that meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements. Exclusions are limited to the following clauses

  • 5.4, Design and Development;
  • 5.7.1.2, Servicing;
  • 5.7.1.5, Validation of Processes for Production and Servicing;
  • 5.7.5, Customer-Supplied Property;
  • 5.8, Control of Testing, Measuring, and Monitoring Equipment;

The organization shall be required to provide evidence that excluded the scope of services does not affect meeting the requirements of API specification or other applicable standards.

Design Binders

All applicant meeting the requirements of API advisory 6 should hold a Design Package(s) to demonstrate compliance with design and development requirements fluffing the requirements of API Spec Q1. All API Monogram Licensing Program including design package for review during an audit.

What is Design Package / Design Binders?

  • Design – a detailed plan for a product(s).
  • Package – a collection of data put together.

The design package shall include a detailed plan for a product(s) which includes all the background documents, applicable API standards, and the instructions, procedures, specifications, drawings, process sheets, and process validation documents.

The API Monogram design package shall include design plans, input elements, output elements, evidence of review/verification and evidence of validation and changes performed on the design if required as per API Spec Q1.

Monogram Application & Process

Application Submission

The applicant organization needs to satisfy the application requirements listed in Monogram Program Requirements, if any deficiencies is identified in the submitted application the issue to be resolved within one year of submission, failure to the same will withdraw the application.

  • Initial audit not performed within one year from the date of API audit application shall lead to withdrawn of application.
  • The initial audit shall only be set up when the application is accepted by API by the appointed API auditor.

Licensing Information

New Licenses:

Organization applying need to provide product details for each API Monogram License for which you are applying, as applicable to the API Specification(s). You can find product detail information for each Monogram License here. View List of API Monogram Licenses in API Product Specification Tab.

During the application a copy of Quality Manual to be uploaded in (in English), which thoroughly describes your QMS process. The Quality Manual must explicitly address all requirements identified in API Spec Q1, including the justification of executions.

Completed & approved copy conformity matrix to be uploaded as per API Spec Q1 9th Edition Conformity Matrix (in English).

API Certification Fee – API Monogram & API QMS

Organization willing to apply for one licensing or multiple licensing application will be treated as per the below listed licensing fee are as follows:

  • 5,000.00 USD First API Spec License Application
  • 3,500.00 USD Second API Spec License Application
  • 2,000.00 USD Each additional API Spec License Application

For example:

If an organization’s wish to apply for API Spec Q1 & Q2 Monogram license, the organization will of USD 10,500.00.

The above cost does not include the service fee offered by Vegas Consulting or either API audit fee.

For information about the technical and commercial parameter to your license you can contact us through email contact@vegascg.com  or make a call (+971) 566 570 202

API Advisory

API publishes advisories that are intended to notify applicants and licensed organizations of program policies that have industry-wide application. These advisories are part of the program requirements and compliance with them is compulsory. It is the responsibility of the applicant organization to periodically check the site to ensure that they remain in compliance with all of the advisories.

  • Advisory 1– API Procedures Communications with Third Parties
  • Advisory 3– Authority of Management Representative
  • Advisory 5– Exclusion to QMS Under API Monogram Program
  • Advisory 6– D&D Exclusion
  • Advisory 7– Licensee Code of Conduct for Monogram License
  • Advisory 8– Implementation and maintenance of QMS

How We Can Help?

Vegas Consulting Group helps manufacturing organizations to get API product certification and being able to monogram their products. Our API Monogram consultants first determine the product specification requirements applicable to the organization.

If your organization does not have QMS certifications, we assist with our API Monogram license consulting approach to bring the organization’s QMS implemented. API Monogram licensing program facilitates the consistent manufacturing of a product that conforms to applicable API specifications.

Our API Monogram certification consultancy will help your organization implement an API product specification and ensure that your organization also complies with all requirements of API Spec Q1.

Contact us today for the first step to apply for API Monogram Certification. Click here to get free discussion or quote about the API Monogram License.
API Certification Process

API Certification Process

  • Organizations applying for licensing under the API Monogram Program must develop and maintain a quality manual that describes their quality management system and how it conforms to the requirements of API Spec Q1.
  • Organizations participating in the API Monogram Program must also demonstrate continued ability to meet the technical requirements identified in the applicable API product specification(s).
  • Companies applying for API Spec Q1 / API Q2 Registration must have quality manuals and quality management systems in conformance with API Spec Q1.
  • Before submitting an application to API, organizations must have had a quality management system in place for at least four months. This includes performing and documenting an internal audit and management review by the applicable standard.
  • Submit the completed application forms, application fee, and the quality manual (if applicable), and the API Spec Q1, 9th Edition Conformity Matrix and the API Spec Q2 Conformity Matrix. The quality manual must be written in English.
  • API will review the application forms and the quality manual (if applicable). Should application forms be incomplete, and/or should the quality manual be out of conformance with requirements, API will provide comments?
  • For those applying for an API Monogram License, once the application package, the quality manual and the API Spec Q1, Q2 Conformity Matrix are accepted, API will schedule an on-site audit. Audits include verifying the organization’s conformance.
  • Those applying for certification to ISO 9001, API Spec Q1, API Spec Q2, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 may undergo a Stage 1 audit, Stage 1 audits are normally performed on-site and require organizations to provide the auditor with documents for review.
  • Stage 2 audits are performed on-site and include verifying the organization’s conformance with API Spec Q1, API Spec Q2, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
  • API will make the certification decision on the basis of an evaluation of the audit findings and conclusions, and evidence of effective implementation of corrective actions by the organization (if required).
API Product Specification
API Spec 2BStructural Steel Pipe – Steel Pipe
API Spec 2COffshore Cranes – Offshore Cranes
API Spec 2FMooring Chain – Flash Welded Chain; Forged Connecting Links
API Spec 2HCarbon Manganese Steel Plate for Offshore Platform Tubular Joints – Grade 42 Steel Plate; Grade 50 Steel Plate
API Spec 2MT1As-Rolled Carbon Manganese Steel Plate with Improved Toughness for Offshore Structures – Steel Plate, Grade 2MT1
API Spec 2MT2Rolled Shapes with Improved Notch Toughness – Steel Rolled Shapes
API Spec 2WSteel Plates for Offshore Structures Produced by Thermo-Mechanical Control Processing (TMCP) – Grade 50 Steel Plate; Grade 60 Steel Plate; Grade 70 Steel Plate; Grade 80 Steel Plate
API Spec 2YSteel Plates, Quenched-and-Tempered, for Offshore Structures – Grade 50 Steel Plate; Grade 60 Steel Plate
API Spec 4FDrilling and Well Servicing Structures – Derricks; Masts; Crown Block Assemblies; Substructures; at PSL 1 and 2
API Spec 5BThreading, Gauging, and Thread Inspection of Casing, Tubing and Line Pipe Threads – Thread Gages
API Spec 5CRACorrosion Resistant Alloy Seamless Tubes for Use as Casing, Tubing and Coupling Stock – Manufacturer of Casing, Tubing or Coupling Stock at PSL 1; Manufacturer of Casing, Tubing or Coupling Stock at PSL 2, at Groups 1, 2, 3, 4
API Spec 5CT
  • Casing and Tubing – Manufacturer of Casing or Tubing Plain End; Manufacturer of Casing or Tubing Threaded and Coupled; Manufacturer of Casing or Tubing Pup Joints;
  • Manufacturer of Casing or Tubing Couplings; Manufacturer of Accessories; Processor of Casing or Tubing Plain End; Processor of Casing or Tubing Threaded and Coupled; Threader at Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4.
API Spec 5DP Drill PipeDrill Pipe Body; Tool Joints; Drill Pipe (Assembly)
API Spec 5L Line Pipe
  • Manufacturer of Line Pipe – Plain End at PSL 1; Manufacturer of Line Pipe – Plain End at PSL 2; Manufacturer of Line Pipe – Threaded and Coupled; Manufacturer of Line Pipe Couplings;
  • Processor of Line Pipe – Plain End at PSL 1; Processor of Line Pipe – Plain End at PSL 2; Processor of Line Pipe – Threaded and Coupled; Threader.
API Spec 5LC CRA Line PipeManufacturer of Alloy Pipe; Processor of Alloy Pipe
API Spec 5LCP Coiled Line PipeCoiled Line Pipe
API Spec 5LD CRA Clad or Lined Steel PipeManufacturer of Clad Steel Pipe; Manufacturer of Lined Steel Pipe; Processor of Clad Steel Pipe; Processor of Lined Steel Pipe.
API Spec 5STCoiled Tubing – Manufacturer of Coiled Tubing
API Spec 6AWellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment – Manufacture of Casing and Tubing Heads; Cross-Over Connectors; Tubing Head Adapters; Top Connectors; Tees and Crosses; Fluid-Sampling Devices; Adapter and Spacer Spools; Casing and Tubing Hangers; Valves; Chokes; Surface and Underwater Safety Valves; Surface and Underwater Safety Valve Actuators; Back Pressure Valves; Flanged Connectors; Threaded Connectors; Other End Connectors; Bullplugs; Valve Removal Plugs; Actuators; Ring Joint Gaskets at PSL 1 through 4
API Spec 6AV1Verification Test of Wellhead Surface Safety Valves and Underwater Safety Valves for Offshore Use – Testing Agency
API Spec 6DPipeline Valves (Steel Gate, Plug, Ball, and Check Valves) – Gate Valves; Plug Valves; Ball Valves; Check Valves
API Spec 6DSSSubsea Pipeline Valves – Subsea Gate Valves; Subsea Plug Valves; Subsea Ball Valves; Subsea Check Valves
API Spec 7-1Rotary Drilling Equipment – Kelly Valves; Kellys; Drill Stem Subs; Drill Collars; Heavy Weight Drill Pipe; Roller Bits; Blade Drag Bits; Diamond Bits; PDC Bits; Threading for Rotary Shouldered Connections; Stabilizers
API Spec 7-2Threading and Gauging of Rotary Shouldered Thread Connections – Rotary Shouldered Connection Gauges
API Spec 7FOil Field Chain and Sprockets – Roller Chain
API Spec 7KDrilling Equipment – Rotary Tables, Kelly Bushings, Master Bushings, Rotary Slips, Rotary Hoses, Piston Mud Pump Components, Drawworks Components, Spiders Not Capable of Use as Elevators, Manual Tongs, Safety Clamps Not used as Hoisting Devices, Power Tongs, Pressure Relieving Devices for High-Pressure Drilling Fluid Circulating Systems, Snub-Lines for Manual and Power Tongs
API Spec 7NRVDrill String Non-return Valves – Drill String Non Return Valves, Non Return Valve Subs, Non Return Valve Landing Nipples, Non Return Valve Equalizing Heads
API Spec 8CDrilling and Production Hoisting Equipment – Hoisting Sheaves, Traveling Blocks and Hook Blocks; Block-to-Hook Adapters, Connectors and Link Adapters, Drilling Hooks, Tubing and Sucker Rod Hooks; Elevator Links, Casing, Tubing and Drill Pipe Elevators, Sucker Rod Elevators; Rotary Swivel Bail Adapters, Rotary Swivels; Power Swivels, Power Subs; Spiders (if capable of being used as elevators), Wireline Anchors; Drill-String Motion Compensators; Kelly Spinners (if capable of being used as hoisting equipment); Pressure Vessels and Piping Mounted onto Hoisting Equipment; Safety Clamps (if capable of being used as hoisting equipment); Guide Dollies for Traveling Equipment at PSL 1 and 2
API Spec 9AWire Rope – Bright or Drawn-Galvanized Wire Rope; Mooring Wire Rope; Torpedo Lines; Well-Measuring Wire; Well-Measuring Strand; Wire Guy Strand; Structural Rope and Strand
API Spec 10AWell Cements – API Well Cement Class A, Type [O]; Class B, Type [MSR, HSR]; Class C, Type [O, MSR, HSR]; Class D, Type [MSR, HSR]; Class G, Type [MSR, HSR]; Class H, Type [MSR, HSR]
API Spec 10DBow-Spring Casing Centralizers – Casing Centralizers
API Spec 11AXSubsurface Sucker Rods, Pumps and Fittings – Pump and Pump Parts; Pump Parts without Tubing or Sucker Rod Threads; Seating Cups
API Spec 11BSucker Rods – Steel Sucker Rods; FRP Sucker Rods; Couplings, Subcouplings and Polished Rod Connections; Polished Rods; Polished Rod Clamps; Stuffing Box and Pumping Tees; Sinker Bars; Threads; Thread Gages
API Spec 11D1Downhole Equipment – Packers; Bridge Plugs
API Spec 11EPumping Units – Pumping Unit Structure; Pumping Unit Gear Reducer
API Spec 12BBolted Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids – Storage Tanks
API Spec 12DField Welded Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids – Storage Tanks
API Spec 12FShop Welded Tanks for Storage and Production Liquids – Storage Tanks
API Spec 12JOil and Gas Separators – Separators
API Spec 12KIndirect Type Oilfield Heaters – Heaters; Shells; Coils
API Spec 12LVertical and Horizontal Emulsion Treaters – Treaters
API Spec 12PFiberglass Reinforced Plastic Tanks – FRP Tanks
API Spec 13AOil-Well Drilling-Fluid Materials – Barite; Barite 4,1 Hematite; Bentonite; Nontreated Bentonite; Attapulgite; Sepiolite; CMC-LVT; CMC-HVT; Starch; OCMA Grade Bentonite; PAC-LV; PAC-HV; Drilling-Grade Xanthan Gum
API Spec 14ASubsurface Safety Valve Equipment – Subsurface Safety Valves; Testing Agency
API Spec 14LLock Mandrels and Landing Nipples – Lock Mandrels; Landing Nipples
API Spec 15HRHigh-Pressure Fiberglass Line Pipe – Line Pipe; Couplings; Fittings; Flanges; Reducers and Adapters
API Spec 15LEPolyethylene Line Pipe (PE) – (PE) Line Pipe
API Spec 15LRLow-Pressure Fiberglass Line Pipe – CC Line Pipe; FW Line Pipe
API Spec 15SSpoolable Reinforced Plastic Line Pipe – Non-metallic Reinforced Pipe, End Fittings, Coupling Fittings
API Spec 16ADrill Through Equipment – Ram BOP; Ram Blocks, Packers, and/or Top Seals; Annular BOP; Annular Packing Units; Hydraulic Connectors; Drilling Spools; Adapters; Loose Connections; Clamps
API Spec 16CChoke and Kill Systems – Actuated Valve Control Lines; Articulated Choke & Kill Line; Drilling Choke Actuators; Drilling Choke Control Line exclusive of BOP Control Lines and Subsurface Safety Valve Control Lines; Drilling Choke Controls; Drilling Chokes; Flexible Choke and Kill Lines; Rigid Choke and Kill Lines; Swivel Joints; Choke and Kill Manifold Assemblies
API Spec 16DControl Systems for Drilling Well Control Equipment – Control Systems for Surface Mounted BOP Stacks; Hydraulic Control Systems for Subsea BOP Stacks; Electro-Hydraulic/Multiplex Control Systems for Subsea BOP Stacks; Diverter Control Systems; Emergency Backup BOP Control Systems; Auxiliary Equipment Control Systems and Interfaces
API Spec 16FMarine Drilling Riser Equipment
API Spec 16RCDDrill through Equipment (Rotating Control Devices)
API Spec 16RMarine Drilling Riser Couplings – Marine Drilling Riser Couplings
API Spec 17DSubsea Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment – Subsea Tree Equipment, Subsea Wellhead Equipment, Mudline Suspension System Equipment, Other Equipment at PSL 2, 3, 3G
API Spec 17ESubsea Production Control Umbilicals – Hose Umbilicals; Electrical Umbilicals; Electro-Hydraulic Umbilicals
API Spec 17FSubsea Production Control Systems – Subsea Production Control Systems
API Spec 17JUnbonded Flexible Pipe – Unbonded Flexible Pipe
API Spec 17KBonded Flexible Pipe – Bonded Flexible Pipe
API Spec 19G1Side-pocket Mandrels
API Spec 19G2Flow-control Devices for Side-pocket Mandrels
API Spec 19G3Running Tools, Pulling Tools, and Kick-over Tools and Latches for Side-Pocket Mandrels
API Spec 19VSubsurface Barrier Valves – Type A, B, C, AA, BB and CC Barrier Valves; Barrier Valve Tools
API Spec 20ACarbon Steel, Alloy Steel, Stainless Steel, and Nickel Base Alloy Castings
API Spec 20BOpen Die Shaped Forgings – Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
API Spec 20CClosed Die Forgings
API Spec 20EAlloy and Carbon Steel Bolting
API Spec 20FCorrosion Resistant Bolting for Use in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries – Machined Studs; Machined Bolts, Screws, and Nuts; Cold Formed Bolts, Screws, and Nuts; Hot Formed Bolts and Screws; Roll Threaded Studs, Bolts, and Screws; Hot Formed Nuts
API Standard 547General-Purpose Form-Wound Squirrel Cage Induction Motors – 250 Horsepower and Larger
API Standard 594Check Valves
API Standard 599Metal Plug Valves
API Standard 600Bolted Bonnet Steel Gate Valves – Bolted Bonnet Steel Gate Valves
API Standard 602Compact Steel Gate Valves, Globe Valves and Check Valves
API Standard 603Corrosion-Resistant Bolted Bonnet Gate Valves
API Standard 608Metal Ball Valves
API Standard 609Butterfly Valves
API Standard 650Welded Tanks for Oil Storage – Fabricated Steel Plates and Shop Built Tanks