Barrier Management

Definition(s)


Barrier Management

The ongoing process of assuring that sufficient barriers are in place to prevent the unintentional release of hydrocarbons.

Barrier management includes:

  1. The definition of a barrier to the unintentional release of hydrocarbons
  2. Determining the strength or effectiveness of a barrier
  3. Systems to determine and ensure that the appropriate number and type of barriers are in place at each stage of the well control lifecycle
  4. Tracking the engagement, effectiveness and integrity of barriers in place during the well lifecycle
  5. Determining personnel roles and responsibilities for barrier management at the wellsite.

Source: Well Control Institute. Well Control Institute