By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Committee on Alternatives for Inspection of Outer Continental ShelfOperations
Aggressive, powerful security inspection courses are key parts to making sure that oil- and gas-producing platform operations at the outer continental shelf are carried out in a secure and environmentally sound demeanour. even though the oil and gasoline leaseholders themselves are basically liable for the steadiness in their operations, the Minerals administration provider (MMS) of the dept of the inner is charged with prescribing protection and analyzing structures. according to an MMS request, this publication examines attainable revisions of MMS's inspection process, appraises inspection practices elsewhere--both in govt and industry--assesses the benefits and drawbacks of different techniques, and recommends in all probability extra effective practices geared toward expanding industry's information of its responsibility for safety.
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R. 30). There, a reportable injury is defined as injury to five or more persons in a single accident or an injury causing any person to be incapacitated for more than 72 hours. Unfortunately, this definition differs from that used by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which gathers accident data for many industries. OSHA categorizes reportable nonfatal occupational injuries into two groups—see, for example, BLS Bulletin 2259 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1986): 1. Cases involving lost workdays which are either lost workday cases involving one or more days away from work, or lost workday cases involving one or more days of restricted work activity only.
The distance from shore support of Gulf facilities also inhibits frequent inspections by regulatory agencies. The greater size and complexity of the Pacific platforms currently requires larger crews. Through the years, the Gulf of Mexico facilities have provided over 95 percent of the United States offshore oil production. Over half of these facilities are more than 15 years old. Aging of production systems presents an obvious potential for operational malfunctions, both minor and catastrophic.
This document soon was incorporated into the government regulations. It has been updated periodically. 6 The Offshore Operators Committee is composed of representatives of the operating companies in the Gulf of Mexico. About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files. Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted.
Alternatives for inspecting outer continental shelf operations by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Committee on Alternatives for Inspection of Outer Continental ShelfOperations