Well examination guidelines published in UK

Oil & Gas UK, as part of work begun in response to the Macondo disaster in April 2010, has published two sets of guidelines to help operators understand and meet goals set by Health and Safety Executive regulations for oil and gas wells off the UK.

The Well Life Cycle Practices Forum (WLCPF) produced the guidelines. WLCPF was formed as a permanent body within Oil & Gas UK at the recommendation of the Oil Spill Prevention and Advisory Group, which convened after the Macondo blowout and spill and disbanded in September after completing its work (OGJ Online, Sept. 23, 2011).

The new guidelines, first two in a series, cover well examination and competency of well examiners.

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