SAO PAULO, Brazil -- VetcoGray has received certifications from the American Petroleum Institute (API) for operations in Brazil.
Among the certifications are ISO 9001 and API Q1, both related to the quality management system at VetcoGray's Jandira manufacturing plant in São Paulo, Brazil. The facility produces surface and subsea drilling and production equipment and systems including wellheads, christmas trees, manifolds, mudline equipment, and tools for the oil and gas industry. Also awarded were API 6A and API 17D certifications, which relate to product quality.
According to VetcoGray, to earn API certification, suppliers must demonstrate that its products are manufactured and tested under reliable and consistent certified processes, according to the highest recognized standards of the oil industry – from design to material specification to inspection procedures. The certification and further audits also assure that the supplier maintains and monitors the certified processes.