Technical Bulletin 14

Our 14th Technical Bulletin covers Measurement Protocol for Stress Relief Groove Length.

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Written by our Engineering Manager Donald Cumming, we welcome you to use and share the bulletins, and if you have any feedback, questions or suggestions for other topics that you think we could share and help with, please contact us.

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FP Spec Q1 & Q2 Courses



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Fearnley Procter International
quality management system certification to Spec Q1 (API) and Spec Q2 (API) standards with ISO 9001 soon to follow.

We believe combining the content of these three Quality Management Systems with our own end product knowledge and operations experience will provide a unique service that will benefit both the end user and the supplier.

Manufacturers and service supply organisations may apply for one or more of these certifications, perhaps even bundling them with NS-1™ or NS-2™ Accreditations. To bring efficiency and costs savings, Fearnley Procter International will organise single, simultaneous, annual audits to verify ongoing compliance to all these specifications and to highlight deficiencies that could lead to costly Non-Productive Time.

Training Courses Available

When you implement Spec Q1 and/or Spec Q2 we are here to ensure you get the most out of your Quality Management System and make the process as smooth as possible. Engagement of people is also important and to successfully implement Spec Q1 and/or Spec Q2 you must make sure that your whole business is on board. You may also need to make sure that people are trained to effectively implement Spec Q1 and/or Spec Q2. Our one-day courses help that process.


Learn how to audit the processes of a Spec Q1/Q2 Quality Management System (QMS). An ineffective audit can mean severe consequences; resulting in process failure, customer dissatisfaction and regulatory noncompliance. We can enhance your auditing skills and boost your internal audit capabilities to Spec Q1 or Spec Q2. Gain confidence in planning and performing an effective audit, as well as reporting and taking action where necessary.

This course will allow you develop the knowledge and skill required to conduct a full audit of an organisations Quality Management System (QMS) internally and externally to Spec Q1 or Spec Q2 and gain the confidence to effectively audit a QMS in accordance with internationally recognised best practice techniques.

Did you know…
Fearnley Procter International publishes more than 120 NS Specifications dedicated to drill string and completions equipment? These standards often supplement API and other industry standards, focusing specifically on complex or critical projects, testing end-products, and the processes involved.

This year, we will publish new specifications for Kelly valves, safety valves, IBOPs, dart subs and more. Would you like to know more about these specifications? When is the next NS-1™ or API Spec Q2 training in your city? Which companies are NS-1™ Accredited?

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Industry downturns eventually turn upwards and we at Fearnley Procter International are here for industry in downturns and up markets, helping to improve safety and reliability, and reducing NPT from costly downhole equipment failure. We look forward to providing this value to you and your organisation.

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NS Training Courses – October

ABERDEEN is the location for our next Fearnley Procter NS Training week – designed to meet the needs of Operators, Inspection Teams, Manufactures, and Services Companies.

24th-26th October – Drill Pipe and BHA Inspection
27th October – Drilling and Rental Tool Inspection Awareness
28th October – Drillstring Manufacturing Awareness

All courses include the requirements of API, DS-1®, NS-1™ & NS-2™.

The two Awareness courses are designed for operator support staff and suppliers.

Courses to be held at our Aberdeen Training Facility.

View course brochures:

NS Drillstring Manufacturing Awareness

NS Drilling and Rental Tool Inspection Awareness

NS Drill Pipe and BHA Inspection

Course information can also be found on our website:

For further detailed information, please email [email protected] or book directly through our website:

OFFER: 10% Discount is available on the above courses for second candidates from the same company!