Public Guidance Documents
OOC Meter Time Extension Request Guidance Document
This document provides guidance to operators as to when a meter proving/calibration time extension is required and when it is not required. This document will also provide definitions and guidance specifically related to the BSEE Measurement Approval and Enforcement Section (MA&E), comprised of the Commingling and Measurement Approval Unit, Measurement Verification Unit, and Measurement Inspection Unit, including clarification of the different meter status classifications as described in NTL No. 2010 N-08, a description of different variance requests that can be submitted to BSEE, and clarification of time extension requirements for conducting well tests used for allocation purposes.
Guidance for Inspection Color Coding of Offshore Lifting Slings
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.
Method(s) for the Validation of Multiphase Flow Meters in Allocation Service
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.
Subsea Well Intervention Risk Management Framework R1 Report
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.