To avoid releases of hydrocarbons and other chemicals, we often need to check that our process systems are ready for the next stage of intended operation. It is therefore important to check that systems are in good condition and correctly set-up each time we start them up or make a significant change in their use. This involves a physical, systematic inspection of the system in the field, sometimes in tandem with monitoring from the control room.
🔺 We use up-to-date documentation (e.g., Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams) that accurately reflect installed systems and equipment.
🔺 We physically confirm the system is ready for the intended activity (e.g., valve positions, line up of relief devices, etc.).
🔺 We alert supervision to identified documentation and readiness issues before operation
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Gas release from newly completed well
When a newly completed well was restarted after a 7-day shut down the O-ring in the tree cap failed, resulting in a gas release and a full platform shut down.