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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 defense 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 fuel leaseholders themselves are basically chargeable for the steadiness in their operations, the Minerals administration provider (MMS) of the dep. of the internal is charged with prescribing safety and examining structures. in keeping with an MMS request, this ebook examines attainable revisions of MMS's inspection method, appraises inspection practices elsewhere--both in govt and industry--assesses the benefits and drawbacks of different approaches, and recommends in all probability extra effective practices aimed toward expanding industry's knowledge of its responsibility for safety.

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4 for the years 1984, 1985, and 1986 respectively). " Exposure and Rates of Incidence of Injuries and Fatalities No report is available from public agencies concerning the aggregate exposure of personnel on OCS facilities to safety hazards. As comparison with other industries is possible only on the basis of rates of incidence, a request was made to the Coast Guard to provide the committee with estimates of the daily population at risk on offshore facilities. The Coast Guard supplied an average daily population estimate for the seven-year period between 1980 and 1986, inclusive.

This is not an unexpected result, given the work environment prevailing on the OCS. 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. Please use the print version of this publication as the authoritative version for attribution.

There follows a summary of the regulatory and technical underpinnings for the system of safety-related requirements in force today in drilling and production operations. Finally, the OCS safety record is examined from a statistical standpoint. PRESENT INSPECTION PRACTICE Overview of Inspection Program All oil and gas operations conducted on the OCS are inspected periodically by the MMS. Inspection oversight is decentralized in the regions that administer the leasing program. The MMS is required under the OCS Lands Act (OCSLA) to provide for (1) scheduled "announced" onsite inspections, at least once a year, of each facility on the OCS which is subject to any environmental or safety regulation; and (2) periodic "unannounced" onsite spot inspections without advance notice.

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