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API RP 75

Recommended Practices for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Operations and Facilities

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Organization: API
Publication Date: 15 May 1993
Status: inactive
Page Count: 28
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This recommended practice is intended for application to oil, gas, and sulphur facilities in the OCS and to associated equipment handling "toxics", "flammables", and "other materials" described in Pars. 1.3.1.2 and 1.3.1.3. This includes well drilling, servicing, production, and pipeline facilities and operations that have the potential for creating a safety or environmental hazard. The elements of these recommended practices should be applied to these facilities, as appropriate. For simple and nearly identical facilities (such as well jackets and single well caissons), certain elements of the safety and environmental management program, as applicable, need be addressed only once, after verifying that site specific deviations have been evaluated.

Operations that are not within the scope of this recommended practice include mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) and facilities as well as pipelines and transportation operations regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), except to the extent the operation or changes in the operation of such facilities or pipelines may be expected to impact safety or environmental protection on facilities subject to this recommended practice. For example, a MODU operating in conjunction with a fixed platform would be subject to this recommended practice. When measures are taken in accordance with this recommended practice, such measures should conform to the most current requirements of applicable federal, state and local regulations

Toxic substances sometimes handled in OCS operations include hydrogen sulfide (H2S), chlorine (Cl2), and ammonia (NH3). The following are examples of facilities other than oil, gas, and sulphur extraction facilities to which this recommended practice may be also applicable:

a. Hydrogen sulfide and sulphur recovery facilities.

b. Chlorine handling and storage facilities.

c. Ammonia storage and refrigeration facilities.

Due to their thermal, physical, or chemical properties, other materials handled in offshore operations may constitute a safety or environmental hazard if released in an uncontrolled manner. Such substances include steam, hot water, certain chemicals, heat transfer fluids, molten sulphur, and naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM)

Document History

December 1, 2019
Safety and Environmental Management System for Offshore Operations and Assets
This recommended practice provides companies engaged in offshore operations with a framework for the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of a Safety and Environmental Management System...
May 1, 2004
Recommended Practices for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities
Applications This recommended practice is intended for application to offshore oil, gas, and sulphur facilities and associated equipment. This includes well drilling, servicing, production, and...
May 1, 2004
Recommended Practice for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities
Applications This recommended practice is intended for application to offshore oil, gas, and sulphur facilities and associated equipment. This includes well drilling, servicing, production, and...
May 1, 2004
Recommended Practice for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE Owners and Operators This recommended practice is intended to assist in development of a management program designed to promote safety and environmental protection during the...
July 1, 1998
Recommended Practices for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Operations and Facilities
1.3 SCOPE 1.3.1 Applications 1.3.1.1 This recommended practice is intended for application to oil, gas, and sulphur facilities in the OCS and to associated equipment handling "toxics", "flammables",...
API RP 75
May 15, 1993
Recommended Practices for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Operations and Facilities
Applications This recommended practice is intended for application to oil, gas, and sulphur facilities in the OCS and to associated equipment handling "toxics", "flammables", and "other materials"...
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