Based on the renowned Process Classification FrameworkSM (PCF), the Upstream Petroleum PCF is customized to define processes used within Upstream Petroleum organizations around the world. The petroleum industry is represented by two process frameworks - Upstream and Downstream. The demarcation of where the Upstream PCF ends and Downstream takes up has been established as the point at which custody of the hydrocarbons is handed over (transferred) to a point of sale for distribution. The upstream PCF addresses the searching for potential underground or underwater crude oil and natural gas fields, drilling of exploratory wells, and subsequently drilling and operating the wells that recover and bring the hydrocarbons (crude oil and natural gas) to the surface.
Downstream is comprised of Manufacturing, Marketing and Trading and the Downstream PCF addresses these aspects for liquids and gases downstream from the point at which custody of hydrocarbons are handed over (transferred) to a point of sale for distribution. The Downstream PCF is also available for download.
This release of the Upstream Petroleum PCF is aligned with NAICS codes listed below. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) coding scheme allows us to easily categorize content into neat industry specific buckets. The alignment of a PCF to a specific set of codes doesn't limit the utility of the framework in other industries: it just gives you an idea of what our designers and subject matter experts considered during the development of the framework.
- 21 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
- 211 Oil and Gas Extraction
- 2111 Oil and Gas Extraction
- 21111 Oil and Gas Extraction
- 211111 Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Other / associated industries:
- 213111 Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
- 213112 Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
- 541360 Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services
- 237120 Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction
The PCF is written in United States English language format.