Public Guidance Documents

2020

Guidance for Inspection Color Coding of Offshore Lifting Slings

The USCMG provide guidance on eliminating or reducing hazards and risks during Supply and Rig moving operations.

This guidance document covers optional color coding for offshore lifting sling inspection dates.  After engagements between the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Offshore Operators Committee (OOC), it was recommended that guidance that could be adopted by multiple operators and their contractors in the US Gulf of Mexico may aid in reduction of lifting related incidents.  Input from BSEE was provided after a focused inspection program executed of several facilities offshore.

2019

Method(s) for the Validation of Multiphase Flow Meters in Allocation Service

The USCMG provide guidance on eliminating or reducing hazards and risks during Supply and Rig moving operations.

This document provides an overview of existing and alternative methods for in situ validation of MPFMs. Operational factors and realistic expectations will be considered for evaluating possible error sources and making informed corrections based on validation results.  The purpose of this document is solely for guidance on the validation of MPFMs, which is a comparison of the MPFM(s) to a reference system. This document is not intended to supersede regulatory requirements, commercial agreements or industry standards.
 

2018

Life Rafts on SPARS Guidance Document

The USCMG provide guidance on eliminating or reducing hazards and risks during Supply and Rig moving operations.

Coast Guard requested the OOC draft a guidance document that helps detail the most suitable stowage locations for life rafts on SPAR type floating OCS facilities.

2018

Alternate Life Boat Loading Guidance Document

The USCMG provide guidance on eliminating or reducing hazards and risks during Supply and Rig moving operations.

OOC recommendations for the implementation of alternative procedures and practices for Life Boating Loading.

2017

Means of Escape from Fixed Platform Guidance

To assist operators with the preparation of surface commingling and measurement applications.

This document is a USCG D8 Policy containing OOC Guidance on Fixed Platform means of escape.

2017

Subsea Well Intervention Risk Management Framework R1 Report

To assist operators with the preparation of surface commingling and measurement applications.

OOC engaged both the USCG D8 and BSEE in late 2015 concerning an emerging policy for vessels conducting well intervention operations. At that time the OOC expressed concern that they policy did not recognize the complexity and variety of well intervention activities on the OCS and that a risk-based approach would be more appropriate. The OOC, several of its member company representatives, USCG and BSEE then engaged in a series of meetings that led to the Framework being completed in May 2017.

2017

Surface Commingling & Production Measurement Application Guidelines

To assist operators with the preparation of surface commingling and measurement applications.

The purpose of these guidelines is to assist operators with the preparation of surface commingling and measurement applications.

2016

Shallow Water Source Control Guidance Document

Guidance Document for Development of a Data Integrity Management Program for Gulf of Mexico Operations

This document is a guide of intervention and relief well services which may need to be performed in the event of a shallow water surface stack source control event.

2016

Production Data Assurance: DIMP 2016

Guidance Document for Development of a Data Integrity Management Program for Gulf of Mexico Operations

The data integrity management process should include elements of prevention, detection and correction. This document offers recommended procedures to achieve these goals.

2016

LACT and Meter/Site Security Best Practices

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This document is intended to provide industry best practices for sealing to achieve compliance with BSEE regulations.

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