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FROM: DonWhittaker,ManagerMonogramProgram/APIQR

DATE: October9,2009

RE: APISpecification5DPforDrillPipe,FirstEdition

DearColleague,

It is our pleasure to announce that API Spec 5DP, Specification for Drill Pipe, First Edition, has been issued
August2009.ThisDocumentiscobrandedwithISO11961:2008.

ThepublicationdateforthisdocumentwasAugust2009withaneffectiveimplementationdateofAugust1,
2010.

The product requirements for API Spec 5D Drill Pipe and API Spec 7 Tool Joints are now covered underAPI
Spec5DP.APIwillbetransitioningcurrentAPISpec5DandAPISpec7LicenseestoAPISpec5DPbetween
nowandAugust1,2010(theeffectivedateofAPISpec5DP).

Toaidwiththetransition,APIhasincludedthenewAPISpec5DPlicensinginformationformandacopyofAPI
Spec5DP.

IfyouareacurrentAPISpec7orAPISpec5Dlicensee,pleasereviewthefollowing:
InorderforAPItodetermineifanauditofyourfacilityisnecessarytotransitionyourfacilitytoAPISpec5DP,
youarerequiredtoprovidethefollowinginformationtoAPIatapimonogram@api.orgbyMarch15,2010:
ThecompletedAPISpec5DPlicensinginformationform.
Writtenevidence,inEnglish,ofwhatupdateshavebeenmadetoyourqualitymanagementsystemto
complywiththenewrequirementsofAPISpec5DP.
Informationregardinganytrainingprovidedtoaffectedpersonnelandtheevaluationofthetraining
providedtoensureitwaseffective.

ConsideringthatAPISpec5DPwillbecomeeffectiveAugust1,2010,APIwillwithdrawanyAPISpec5Dand
API Spec 7 licenses on this date from facilities which have not provided evidence of the above mentioned
items.

IfyouareacurrentAPISpec7orAPISpec5Dapplicant,pleasereviewthefollowing:
InorderforAPItotransitionyour application(s)toAPISpec5DP,youarerequiredtoprovidethefollowing
informationtoJenniferJonesatjonesj@api.orgatyourearliestconvenience.Pleasenotethatifanaudithas
notbeenperformedatyourlocation,wecannotarrangeanaudituntilthefollowinginformationisreceived:
ThecompletedAPISpec5DPlicensinginformationform.
Writtenevidence,inEnglish,ofwhatupdateshavebeenmadetoyourqualitymanagementsystemto
complywiththenewrequirementsofAPISpec5DP.
Informationregardinganytrainingprovidedtoaffectedpersonnelandtheevaluationofthetraining
providedtoensureitwaseffective.

Thefollowingupdateshavebeennoted:
CharpyImpacttestingrequirementshavebeenaddedforToolJoints.
NDEsystemqualificationrequirementshavebeenadded.
PSL's have been introduced for higher tube impact requirements, low temperature Charpy Testing
requirements,etc.
Spec 7 licensees currently licensed for Threading of Rotary Shouldered Connections will now need a
Spec 71 license for Threading of Rotary Shouldered Connections. Please note that it is not a
requirement to have a Spec 71 license for Threading of Rotary Shouldered Connections in order to
manufactureandMonogramDrillPipeBodiesorToolJointsunderSpec5DP.IfyourfacilityThreads
RotaryShoulderedConnectionsandappliestheMonogramtothosethreadsasasupplier,youwillthen
wanttoobtainaSpec71license.
Spec5DProcessorswillnolongerbelicensedundertheAPIMonogramProgram.Ifthisaffectsyour
facility,pleasecontactAPIforoptionsonhowtostayintheprogram.
ThetermDrillPipenowreferstothedrillpipebodywithtooljointsattached.Facilitiescannowbe
licensed to manufacture the drill pipe assembly consisting of welding the drill pipe body to the tool
joint.
Thepipegroups(GroupIandGroupIII)havebeeneliminated.
All products under API Spec 5DP will be eligible for the exclusion of Design and Development under
clause7.3ofAPISpecQ1.

Should you have any questions regarding the transition process, please contact a member of the API
MonogramProgramstaffinWashington,DC.

ENCLOSURE