CEN ISO/TS 17969:2017

Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries - Guidelines on competency management for well operations personnel (ISO/TS 17969:2017) CEN ISO/TS 17969:2017

Publication date:   Feb 14, 2018

General information

60.60 Standard published   Dec 13, 2017


CEN/TC 12 Materials, equipment and offshore structures for petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries

Technical Specification

03.100.30   Management of human resources



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The purpose of ISO/TS 17969:2017 is to help members of the oil and gas industry develop, implement, maintain and improve their own competency management systems (CMS) for well operations personnel. ISO/TS 17969:2017 supports competency management general principles which can be applied to any operation within the industry.
The annexes to ISO/TS 17969:2017 list example competence profiles for personnel responsible for well integrity. Annex A includes an example worksheet which can be used in performing a competency assessment, to help record the assessment results versus expectation, as well as the resulting action plan to address any gaps identified.
ISO/TS 17969:2017 is applicable to all operators, service companies and drilling contractors working on wells and well operations.

Life cycle


CEN ISO/TS 17969:2015


CEN ISO/TS 17969:2017
60.60 Standard published
Dec 13, 2017