I'm Nick, Quality Manager for a smallish Design/Manufacturing company in Lafayette Louisiana servicing the Oil and Gas Industry. We are going through the trials and tribulations of switching from ISO 9001-2008 to API Q1 9th ed and will be Q1 certified (along with getting a API 16.D monogram license) hopefully in January 2014.
I started this thread to share my ongoing experiences and hopefully good insight into this whole process as well as to get an idea of how many O&G folks are here at the Cove and maybe we can talk Marc into a section just for us...
Last Friday we did yet another internal audit, this time with a focus on risk assessment. My owners decided, after a lengthy discussion, that our risks were pretty standard across all projects and so I developed a very simple risk matrix covering the broad spectrum risks (i.e. Hurricane, fire, supplier failure to deliver, etc) on one side and the outlines of contingency planning on the other. I ran this by a former API auditor and he agreed that as long as we make sure to capture any risks associated with non-standard projects we should be fine. I'm a big proponent of painting with broad strokes to start and detailing on a case by case basis where applicable.
Keep in mind folks, there is no quick fix when changing from ISO to Q1 9th ed. I don't remember the revision but 9th ed reminds of ISO pre-2000 when I was with Grant Prideco. Lot's of procedures, everything a controlled document, lot's of checklists. I couldn't use our ISO manual at all, had to start fresh. We went from 7 procedures and a process flow to 26 procedures (combined where I could), an engineering process flow, and 2 work instructions.
I'm rambling, sorry. Look forward to hearing from others!