Hot Spot IOGP JIS Material Digital Passport (MDP) Specification Public Review

What is it?

The attached Hot Spot BV002693 alerted members to the IOGP JIS Material Digital Passport project for equipment suppliers into the oil and gas industry. This initiative is primarily intended to provide a tool to combat material and equipment fraud in the industry. The first draft of this new specification is now available for public review and can be found by following this link New MDP specification available for public review - JIS01: MDP (

The linked webpage also includes a template to allow members to submit their comments on this proposal direct to IOGP. The deadline for comment submission is 26/2/2024.

Why is it Important?

The IOGP Joint Industry Sprint MDP project is intended to implement a digital platform of asset information containing material data down to the level of the major traceable components of a valve. It is envisaged that this would include technical information, specification sheets, certificates of conformity and even the carbon footprint, so it is important that the technology platform is developed to benefit all of the stakeholders in the supply chain.
There is little doubt that this information will be useful throughout the supply chain, but it is also important that the processes used to populate the system do not result in significant costs and duplication throughout the various stages that need to input the data.

If you manufacture material or products for IOGP members it is recommended that you review the specification and comment as part of the IOGP public review process to ensure that the specification adequately considers the valve supplier’s perspective.

Continuous Improvement - Did we miss anything?

Hot Spots are intended to alert members and provide a brief overview of new standards, activities or procedures that are being introduced in the industry. If there is key information missing that would be helpful, please let us know so that we can improve our future service.

Please Note: This Hotspot is for information purposes, and we invite comments from BVAA members only. Please also note that at time of publication ballots may be closed. For more information, please contact the Secretariat.

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Published: 26th February 2024

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