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Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction, etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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11.  After Schedule 6 to the 1993 Regulations there shall be added the following Schedule—

Regulation 10(5)

SCHEDULE 6AParticulars to be included in notification of well operations from a vessel

1.  The name and address of the person notifying the particulars in this Schedule.

2.  The name of the vessel by means of which the operation is to be carried out (in this Schedule referred to as “the vessel”).

3.  Particulars of the fluids to be used to control the pressure of the well.

4.  Particulars of the type of well, its number, and slot number, and the name of any field development of which it may be part.

5.  Particulars, with scale diagrams, of—

(a)the location of the top of the well;

(b)the directional path of the well-bore;

(c)its terminal depth and location; and

(d)its position, and that of nearby wells, relative to each other.

6.  A description of the operations on the well and a programme of works which includes—

(a)the dates on which the operations are expected to commence and finish; and

(b)the intended operational state of the well at the end of the operations.

7.  A description of—

(a)any activities on or in connection with the vessel during operations on the well described pursuant to paragraph 6, which will involve any hazards with the potential to cause a major accident;

(b)such hazards.

8.  In the case of an existing well—

(a)a diagram of the well;

(b)a summary of earlier operations in relation to it;

(c)the purposes for which it has been used;

(d)its current operational state;

(e)its state of repair;

(f)the physical conditions within it; and

(g)its production capacity.

9.  Particulars of—

(a)the meteorological and oceanographic conditions to which the vessel may foreseeably be subjected;

(b)the depth of water; and

(c)the properties of the sea-bed and subsoil,

at the location at which the operations will be carried out.

10.  Sufficient particulars to demonstrate that the arrangements and procedures of the person notifying the particulars in this Schedule, and of the operator and owner of the vessel for managing the operations are co-ordinated to reduce risks from a major accident to the lowest level that is reasonably practicable..

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