IHS announced the partnership with T H Hill Associates Inc. that allows IHS to sell the Standard DS-1, a global standard for drilling equipment specifications, interoperability and quality assurance. The DS-1 standard is now available in print and electronic PDF and can be ordered online through the IHS Standards Store.

Focusing on improving the safe and reliable operation of downhole drilling operations -- including the equipment, services, operation and inspection -- the DS-1 is an industry standard shaped by a sponsorship committee composed of more than 40 operator, service, rental, inspection and equipment companies. This comprehensive industry standard sets best practices in four volumes for Drilling Tubular Product Specification, Drill Stem Design & Operation, Drill Stem Inspection, Drilling Specialty Tools and other related technology development.

“IHS offers T H Hill a unique opportunity to increase the reach and usability of the Standard DS-1 throughout the industry, to the hands of the engineers and inspectors globally, in the office or in the field,” says Thomas Redlinger, chief operating officer, T H Hill.

Drilling engineers, quality managers and inspection professionals rely on the DS-1 standard to provide the highest quality specification for drilling equipment , reducing risks of equipment failure and consequential non-productive time (NPT) in drilling and completions operations.

“Since its establishment in 1992, the DS-1 standard is a leading authoritative reference when it comes to drilling operations and offers a tremendous complement to IHS’s leadership in providing the critical information and insight to the Energy industry, in particular with upstream operators and respective equipment and service providers,” says Jeff Jarvis, senior director at IHS. “We are excited to offer a digital PDF version of the DS-1, in addition to print, as well as future expansion of our partnership with T H Hill.”

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