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Full Description

Please note: Addendas and/or errata may not be included in the non-English translations of this publication.

Effective date: August 1, 2013

This specification states requirements and gives recommendations for suitable steel structures for drilling and well servicing operations in the petroleum industry, provides a uniform method of rating the structures, and provides two Product Specification Levels (PSLs).

This specification is applicable to all new steel derricks, masts (including masts with guy lines and service rig masts), substructures, and crown block assemblies with a date of manufacture after the effective date of this specification.

Annex A provides a number of standard Supplementary Requirements (SRs) that apply only if specified by the purchaser. Annex B is an informative Annex to assist in an understanding/application of this API specification. Annex C is an informative Annex regarding the API Monogram Program and the API Monogram marking requirements. Annex D is an informative Annex providing guidelines to assist the Purchaser with purchasing equipment manufactured to the requirements in this API document.

Document History

  1. API Spec 4F


    Drilling and Well Servicing Structures, Fourth Edition, Includes Addendum 1 (2016), Addendum 2 (2019), and Errata 1 (2019)

    • Most Recent
  2. API Spec 4F

    Drilling and Well Servicing Structures, Third Edition

    • Historical Version
  3. API 4F

    Specification for Drilling and Well Servicing Structures

    • Historical Version

Amendments, rulings, supplements, and errata

  1. API Spec 4F Errata 1


    Errata to Drilling and Well Servicing Structures, Fourth Edition

  2. API Spec 4F Addendum 2


    Addendum to Drilling and Well Servicing Structures, Fourth Edition

  3. API Spec 4F Addendum 1


    Addendum 1 to Drilling and Well Servicing Structures, Fourth Edition