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Operation

A generic term used to denote any kind of business activity. (IPIECA, 2010)

Source: Identifying and assessing water sources: Guidance document for the onshore oil and gas industry, International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA), 2014. Global Standards

Operation

Sequence of planning and execution tasks that are carried out to complete a specific activity.

Source: NORSOK D-010, Well integrity in drilling and well operations, Rev. 3, August 2004. Global Standards

 

Operation

See also Hazardous Operation.

A set of physical activities and tasks within a process to achieve a desired result. E.g., running casing, rig move, etc.

Source: International Association of Drilling Contractors, Appendix 2 to Health, Safety and Environment Case Guidelines for Offshore Drilling Contractors, Issue 3.3.2, February 2010. IADC Guidelines

 

Operation

A general term for any activities or assets where operating occurs.

Source: IOGP Report No. 510, Operating Management System Framework for controlling risk and delivering high performance in the oil and gas industry, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, June 2014. Global Standards

 

Operation

Operation:

  1. Includes any operation in which any activity is carried out pursuant to a prospecting licence or an exploration licence granted under the Mining Act 1971 or a coal prospecting licence granted under the Coal Mines Act 1979 or a prospecting permit or an exploration permit granted under the Crown Minerals Act 1991, being in each case a licence or permit in force; and
  2. includes any operation in which any exploratory activity is carried out by machinery for the purpose of ascertaining whether a mine or a quarry may be worked; and
  3. includes any operation in which a mine or a quarry is worked or a tunnel is made; and
  4. includes any buildings, machinery, or works—
  5. at a place where a mine or quarry is worked or a tunnel is made; and
  6. used for the purposes of the working of the mine or quarry or the making of the tunnel; and
  7. Includes, in relation to any operation in which a mine or a quarry is worked, any activity carried out in relation to the working of the mine or the quarry and any activity required to open or close the workings in the mine or the quarry; and
  8. includes, in relation to any operation in which a tunnel is made, any activity carried out in relation to the making of the tunnel and any activity required to open or close the works relating to the making of the tunnel; but
  9. does not include any operation in which occurs—

(i) exploration, mining, or prospecting for geothermal fluids or minerals associated with geothermal fluids; or
(ii) exploration, mining, or prospecting for petroleum; or
(iii) any activity on a pipeline used for transporting any geothermal fluid, mineral, or petroleum outside the boundary of the operation

 

Source: Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Administration) Regulations 1996, SR 1996/220, New Zealand, as of January 2011. Regulations

 

Operation

planned marine operation, with defined start- and termination point

Source: Rules for Classification and Construction, IV Industrial Services, 6 Offshore Technology, 9 Guideline for Personnel Transfers by Means of Lifting Appliances, Edition 2011, Germanischer Lloyd SE, Global Standards

 

Operation (phase)

The phase when the lifting appliance is being used for the purpose for which it was designed. Use includes start-up, stopping, transport, operation, monitoring, inspection, repair, maintenance, service and cleaning.

Source: Verification of Lifting Appliances for the Oil and Gas Industry, DNV-OSS-308, October 2010, Det Norske Veritas AS, Global Standards



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