Petroleum & Natural Gas


A Quality Partnership

Smithers Quality Assessments is excited to continue our partnership with Wollam Auditing Services, LLC. in order to offer the Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry certifications against ISO standards and API specifications. The name Wollam has been synonymous with oil and gas expertise, as well as, certified auditors, for decades, and SQA has been a global leader in Management System Registrations through the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for nearly 25 years. Additionally, SQA’s sister company has been at the forefront of rubber, plastics, and polymer testing, which includes studies on increased life in high-performance polymers specifically designed for the Petroleum & Natural Gas industry. Together, our capabilities and knowledge base are unmatched in the PNG industry.

Historically, the Aerospace and Automotive industries have led the way when it comes to certification standards that focus on quality, reliability, safety, performance, and integrity.  As such, the PNG industry has modeled the latest API Specification after an Aerospace standard. We’ll work with you to help your organization understand and work through these processes, over time restoring credibility and confidence in the auditing process for the PNG industry.


SQA excels in dealing with risk mitigation – be it complexity of systems, new technologies, mandated high-reliability, safety requirements, or failure of data for components, all of which are crucial for the PNG industry. 
Wollam Auditing Services specialize in:

  • Upstream - consisting of exploration, development, and production
  • Midstream - consisting of the pipeline, marine, service, and supply  
  • Downstream - consisting of oil tankers, refiners, and retailers

All our auditors are IRCA certified and backed with decades of experience.

We openly offer an industry challenge - to compare our audit process, auditor competencies, credentials, accreditations, and overall value against any of our competitors in the Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry.  The auditors we employ undergo hundreds of additional hours of accredited training, and an intensive competency program, which ensures our clients receive the absolute best in value and service.

ISO Certifications and API Specifications

Petroleum & Natural Gas is one of the most complex and regulated segments in modern industry. Along with fierce competition, that includes battles for lower oil prices, organizations that want to succeed in this market are required to continually improve in order to prosper. The SQA and Wollam Auditing Services partnership helps companies stay on top of their game by conducting engineering and specification audits which assure facility, plant, equipment, service related product, and service execution integrity. By obtaining your ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001 certifications, or your API Specification Q1, Q2, 18LCM certificates from us, you reinforce your commitment to providing high-quality results.

Our collaboration joins ISO certifications and certificates for API specifications in a nice, neat package for companies in the Petroleum & Natural Gas fields. 

What we offer for ISO certifications within the PNG industry:   

  • ISO 9001:2015 – outlines the requirements for a quality management system when an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer, applicable statutory, and regulatory requirements.  This remains the number one standard certified against in the Petroleum & Natural Gas industry. 
  • ISO 14001:2015 - outlines the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance. ISO 14001:2015 is intended for use by organizations seeking to manage environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to overall sustainability while providing the framework for regulatory compliance.
  • OHSAS 18001- outlines the requirements for an Occupational Health and Safety Management System that an organization can utilize to enhance its workplace health and safety structure.  This standard is currently being replaced by ISO 45001 which considers OHSAS 18001 requirements.  
    Unlike other generalists, SQA’s auditors are experts in the PNG industry and accredited by ANAB. Many are also used in the aerospace, automotive, medical arenas to provide service supply organizations, as well as their consumers, with a high level of confidence that a certified company has the required controls in place. 

    Additionally, we offer both Certificates of Compliance (COC) and certifications against the following API specifications:
  • API Specification Q1 – A Quality Management System, in its ninth edition, designed for manufacturers that provide services to the Petroleum and Natural Gas industry, API Q1 represents a major change in quality management with the introduction of over 85 new clauses and 5 entirely new sections.  
  • API Specification Q2 – A Quality Management System, in its first edition, built for Service Supply Organizations to the Petroleum and Natural Gas industry that introduces a major focus on risk mitigation, service quality, and service-related product reliability.  
  • API Specification 18LCM - A Product Life Cycle Management System based on requirements for the Petroleum and Natural Gas industries 
    We can provide your API Specification Q1, Q2 or 18LCM COC in combination with your ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 certifications for a fraction of the cost while ensuring you the highest integrity. 

The Industry Highest Reliability & Recognition Program

SQA & WPAG also bring the PNG industry the Regional Operational Integrity Program™ (ROIP), where an organization may demonstrate compliance to API Specification Q1, Q2, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or OHSAS 18001 throughout an entire region. The program is based on a set of robust controls, safety elements, and service quality performance. Companies that complete the ROIP are awarded certifications and recognition flags at the platinum, gold, silver, or bronze or levels, depending on their safety and service quality (NPT, COPQ) performance. 



SQA and Wollam teams congratulate HESS on certification.

HESS Corporation’s Project Quality Plan for the Gulf of Mexico underwent an extensive audit for compliance against a set of criteria that is expected for all operators to follow. Wollam Auditing Services, known for their prominent level of competencies and expertise conducted the audit. Smithers Quality Assessments partnered with Wollam to offer the Certificate of Conformance (COC) and provide support to HESS throughout the entire process.  Read more...