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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.


Life Rafts on SPARS Guidance Document

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.


Alternate Life Boat Loading Guidance Document

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


Means of Escape from Fixed Platform Guidance

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


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.


Surface Commingling & Production Measurement Application Guidelines

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


Shallow Water Source Control Guidance Document

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.


Production Data Assurance: DIMP 2016

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


LACT and Meter/Site Security Best Practices

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

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