Bureau Veritas developed the first edition of Standard DS-1® in 1992 to address the lack of industry standards for downhole drilling tools. As the industry developed and changed, Standard DS-1 was updated in second, third, and fourth editions based on our experience and our sponsors’ input. Bureau Veritas continues to keep pace with our industry, and the fifth edition of Standard DS-1® is set for release in early 2020.
Standard DS-1® is a global, industry-adopted standard for drilling and completions technology.
The four-volume set addresses the following:
Volume 1: New manufactured tubular drilling products
Volume 2: Risk-based design groups for prevention of equipment overload
Volume 3: Used tubular drilling and completions equipment
Volume 4: Inspection, assembly, and testing procedures for drilling and completion specialty tools
Standard DS-1® is comprehensive, technically sound, easy to implement, and flexible enough to adjust to a changing industry. Our in-house engineering team conducts extensive research to update and maintain Standard DS-1® as the leading failure prevention resource in drilling and completions. With our many years of experience in analyzing drill string component performance, Bureau Veritas is uniquely qualified to provide recommendations on drilling operational procedures, no matter the complexity.
New Technology Development
With our vast library of historical data accumulated over more than 35 years of providing engineering, QA/QC services, and training to the drilling industry, Bureau Veritas is uniquely positioned to be able to develop a full spectrum of services to drilling and well completion operations. Our engineering team is composed of personnel specializing in all aspects of these operations who can bring their experience to develop new services to the industry. We will continue to pioneer and develop other technologies in our pursuit to provide premium services to the industry.
DS-1 Acceptance Criteria App
This app provides DS-1 Volume 3 reference information. Volume 3 of DS-1 is our most popular standard; it gives you the inspection methods and procedures that are so critical to the success of your projects. It also has a big list of information about the acceptance criteria—good and bad—for tubes, tool joints, and connections.
We have an electronic version of Volume 3 that you can get, but sometimes you just need to know what’s good and what’s bad. So we’ve developed a reference app that gives you those criteria, both for iPhone and for Android. Check it out!
By registering each volume of your Standard, you will receive:
- Addendums, updates, and clarifications as they are published
- Information on future editions
The Registration Form and Registration Number are included in the front of each volume. You may complete the form in your book, or DOWNLOAD the Registration form, and email the completed form to email@example.com.
Guide to staying current:
First, determine which printing you have. This can be found at the bottom of the cover or on the title page. When a new printing is done, the previously issued addenda are incorporated into the manual. Therefore, if you have a more recent printing, you would not need all of the addenda.
Over the past twenty-five years, the Standard DS-1® has evolved from a simple drill stem inspection standard to the global reference for manufacture, design, and inspection of drill strings. The Fourth Edition expanded the scope to include a volume dedicated to specialty tools and provided significant updates for the existing volumes. As drilling technology changes, Bureau Veritas is committed to providing the best in technical standards to service the industry.
We are continuously seeking other industry leaders to be a part of future DS-1 edition sponsorship groups to guide the content of the Standard.
Each sponsor receives:
- A seat on the Steering Committee which oversees development of the standard
- 15% discount for public training courses for the latest DS-1 edition
- Discounted price on purchase of volumes
- Prominent recognition at the front of each volume
Each sponsor is encouraged to participate in the Steering Committee which is estimated at four days reviewing proposed content and two days attending meetings.
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