Original Equipment Manufacturer

Definition(s)


Original Equipment Manufacturer

The organization responsible for the original design and initial manufacture, as well as for ensuring conformance to initial acceptance criteria of the managed product.

Source: API STANDARD 18LCM, Product Life Cycle Management System Requirements for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries, First Edition, April 2017. Global Standards

Original Equipment Manufacturer

Design owner or manufacturer of the traceable assembled equipment, single equipment unit, or component part.

Source: API Specification 16A, Specification for Drill-through Equipment, Fourth Edition, April 2017. Global Standards

Source: API STANDARD 16AR, Standard for Repair and Remanufacture of Drill-through Equipment, First Edition, April 2017. Global Standards

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

The design owner or manufacturer of the traceable assemble equipment, single equipment unit, or component part. NOTE: If any alterations to the original design and/or assembled equipment or component part are made by anyone other than the OEM, the assembly, part, or component is not considered an OEM product. The party that performs these alterations is then considered as the OEM.

Source: API STD 53, Blowout Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells, Upstream Segment, Fourth Edition, November 2012. Global Standards