Insurance requirements for drilling operations

The arrangement of insurance should be ascertained whether

- There is any particular insurance legislation in force in the country of operations; and if so, to what extent such legislation may affect…

Contracting Strategy - Exploration well

Contract documents have to be concise, clear and complete. "grey areas" will lead to disputes over what was the original intention (especially when personnel involved in clarification meetings are no…

Management of Change

The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that:
- Changes during drilling and workover operations performed within Well Operations are assessed for risks, approved and documented.
- Actions are taken…

Guidelines for financial procedures in explorations projects or new ventures.

The majority of the financial aspects of a New Venture are outside the scope of the Country Management. There are however a few issues which are the responsibilities of the Country Manager: Manual of…

Timing requirement for exploration drilling operations

Casing is usually the most critical item with respect to timing. Most countries impose very strict purchasing procedures (world bank, local agents etc.) that must be followed to insure potential cost…

Drilling Operations Planning

The sub-surface department  is the budget holder and customer. The drilling requirements may be a prospective area or a contractual requirement to drill one or more wells under an exploration…

Contracting strategy for exploration drilling material

Contracting strategy guidelines for key drilling material to be used for exploration and new venture drilling operations (casing, wellhead, bits, mud cement, liner hanger, fuel)

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General

Standardisation…

Legal Requirements - UK

DTI

If DTI consent is required, it needs to be requested 28 days before the well activity is planned to start.

The DTI has to give consent for a range of operations. Sufficient information should be…

POB - Bed Space Required during DST operations

The attached spreadsheet presents the POB/ bed space required for planning a DST testing operation on a land rig. Bed Space for DST Operations.xls

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Activities likely to require permits or licenses

Llisted below some of the activities for which permit and licenses may be required. It should be checked in advance whether any permits are required, what the procedure is for the submission of…