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OFFSHORE OIL & GAS FACILITIES VALIDATION

BUSINESS CHALLENGE

Demonstrating MoSOF compliance in accordance with NOPSA requirements in Australia


With todays strong focus on the protection of the environment and safety of staff, it is important for a major hazard facility such as an Oil and Gas processing plant to adhere to the strictest regulations. Bureau Veritas can assist you in satisfying the Australian Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Management of Safety on Offshore Facilities) Regulations 1996. These regulations establish a requirement for independent validation of the design, construction, installation, significant modification or decommissioning of offshore petroleum facilities.

SOLUTION
Validation is a long-standing feature of Australias occupational health and safety regime for offshore facilities. It is a form of independent certification of engineered systems and equipment at an offshore facility, which provides National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority (NOPSA) with an increased level of assurance that the systems and equipment will fulfill their safety functions. NOPSA will require a validation of the agreed critical systems and equipment at all new facilities, unless the operator can demonstrate that validation is unnecessary. Similarly, NOPSA will require a validation of the agreed critical systems and equipment affected by any significant modification to a facility, unless the operator can demonstrate that validation is unnecessary. The validation shall confirm that the agreed critical systems and equipment will fulfill (or continue to fulfill) their required safety functions under normal conditions, and in the event of an accident or emergency. This shall include a validation that the systems and equipment will meet the necessary performance standards as determined by the formal safety assessment.

WHY CHOOSE BUREAU VERITAS?


Recognition Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a world leader specialising in conformity assessment services related to Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE). Certified to ISO 9001 for all of its activities globally, Bureau Veritas is well known for its ability to adapt to changing client environments and situations and for its commitment to providing leading solutions through quality service.

CLIENT REFERENCES
Bureau Veritas Australia has performed validation services for: Santos ENI Connoco Phillips

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OUR APPROACH
Regulations require a validation of the agreed critical systems and equipment at all new facilities, unless the operator can demonstrate that validation is unnecessary. Similarly, authorities require a validation of the agreed critical systems and equipment affected by any significant modification to a facility, unless the operator can demonstrate that validation is unnecessary. The purpose of the Bureau Veritas validation is to confirm that the agreed critical systems and equipment will fulfill (or continue to fulfill) their required safety functions under normal conditions and in the event of an accident or emergency. This must also include a validation that the systems and equipment will meet the necessary performance standards, as determined by the formal safety assessment. The regulations do not set out what an acceptable scope of validation might be, i.e. what systems and equipment should be covered. Bureau Veritas draw on their previous experience in validation and take safety critical systems identified in the installation safety case, along with published guidance on validation, to derive a comprehensive list of systems and equipment. This ensures consistency between the safety case for the installation and the validation performed.

FAQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What is the relationship with Vessel Classification? Vessel classification, by a reputable classification society such as Bureau Veritas, provides effective validation of some of the relevant features of a mobile or floating facility. Typically, this includes the hull, buoyancy and ballasting systems, essential propulsion and station-keeping systems. Depending on the class rules that are being applied, vessel classification may also address the risks to the hull and to buoyancy from plant, such as drilling or production equipment, located on the facility. However, it does not generally address such plant in its own right and therefore, vessel classification cannot completely satisfy the standard scope of validation. Therefore, whilst vessel classification may contribute to a satisfactory validation, the scope of validation may be greater that is covered by vessel classification.

RELATED SERVICES
Conformity Assessment Design Review or Certification of Offshore Systems. Independent Analysis of offshore structures using NSO BV software. Pushover Analysis or Life Extension of offshore structures using in particular SACS Software. Type Approval and Project Certification of Bonded or Non-Bonded Flexible Pipes. Verification and Certification of Risers and Flowlines. Fitness-For-Service studies versus applicable standards of new, damaged or repaired systems. Asset Integrity Management Risk Based Inspection studies on topsides using FAME+ software. Safety & Risk Management studies including HAZID, HAZOP and Quantitative Risk Assessment.

CONTACT
For details about this service, please contact Asset Integrity and Reliability Services Phone Australia: Newcastle: + 61 (0) 2 4967 2788 Perth: + 61 (0) 8 9481 0100 Melb: + 61 (0) 3 9922 0700

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