National Institute of Standards and Industrial Technology Act 1993




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PART X. – PIPELINES.

231. Compliance with Codes.

(1) Except where this Regulation otherwise requires, the construction and operation of a pipeline, as defined in the Act, (including design, manufacture, testing, maintenance, repair thereof and alterations and additions thereto) shall be in accordance with the Act and–

(a) AS 2885; or

(b) or such other code as the Director may from time to time approve in writing.

(2) Wherever the codes and specifications referred to in Subsection (1) require certified test reports to be submitted, such certification shall be in the form of Australian National Association of Testing Authorities endorsed test certificates.

(3) Before construction is commenced, the licensee shall supply to the Director the names of all testing authorities and other inspection services or contractors to be employed in quality surveillance of materials and fabrication and shall confirm that such testing authorities and inspection services meet the requirements of the Australian National Association of Testing Authorities or such other requirements as the Director may approve.

(4) Where a test is required to be carried out, under this Regulation or the Pipeline Licence issued under the Act, that is not included in a class of test in respect of which an endorsed test document of the kind referred to in this section can be given, the result of the test shall be recorded and certified to the satisfaction of the Director.

(5) Where practical, at least seven days notice shall be given to the Director of any proposed hydrostatic or flow efficiency tests.

(6) All test certificates referred to in this section and all radiographs shall at all times be readily available to a Petroleum Inspector and shall not be destroyed or otherwise disposed of except with the permission in writing of the Director.

(7) Unless otherwise agreed to by the Director, two copies of construction plans, including the location of all power lines and their voltages, oil and/or gas pipelines and their operating pressures, roads, stream and river crossings, engineering drawings, specifications and material lists shall be submitted to the Director before construction commences.

232. Signs.

(1) Signs or markers, in accordance with the standards nominated in Section 231, shall be erected and maintained–

(a) at each abrupt change of direction of the pipeline; and

(b) at each point where a pipeline crosses the boundary of a road; and

(c) at each side of a river or stream crossing; and

(d) at intervals not exceeding 500m where the pipeline parallels a road, within or immediately adjacent to the road easement; and

(e) at each point at which the pipeline crosses a significant service including, but not limited to, telecommunications and electric power cables, major pipelines, including water pipelines, and sewers and buried storm water drains; and

(f) at intervals not exceeding 2 km.

(2) The Director may approve variations to the requirements of Subsection (1).

(3) Where aerial markers are to be installed along a pipeline route, the signs required in Subsection (1) may be incorporated in such markers.

233. Construction and Operational Reporting.

(1) The licensee shall submit to the Director a written report–

(a) on the construction of the pipeline during each six-monthly period ending on the 30 June and the 31 December; and

(b) upon completion of construction for each year a yearly ending on the 31 December, on the operation of the pipeline.

(2) Reports referred to in Subsection (1), shall be submitted within one month of the end of the period to which the report relates.

(3) A report under Subsection (1) shall give–

(a) such information on the construction and operation of the pipeline as the Director may require; and

(b) particulars of all persons employed by the licensee or his contractors in the construction or operation of the pipeline.

(4) During the construction of the pipeline, the site person-in-charge shall submit a progress report to the Director at regular intervals as approved by the Director.

234. Commissioning of Pipeline.

A pipeline shall not commence operation unless the Director has approved pipeline safety, operating, commissioning and emergency procedures and has given his consent to the commencement of operations.

235. Discontinuation of Operations.

Where in the opinion of a Petroleum Inspector a condition which may endanger life or property exists in any section of a pipeline, he may direct in writing that the section be taken out of operation or that such other precautions be taken as are approved by him to ensure safety, and the Person-in-Charge of the section shall forthwith obey the direction.

236. Escape of Substances from Pipelines.

(1) Where any substance escapes from a pipeline, the Person-in-Charge shall take such steps as are necessary–

(a) to safeguard human life; and

(b) to minimize the loss of the substance from the pipeline; and

(c) to minimize the pollution of the surrounding environment by such substance,

and shall, as soon as possible, report the escape to the Director.

(2) After an escape of any fluid from a pipeline has been stopped and any necessary repairs completed, the Person-in-Charge shall forthwith submit a written report, complete with photographs, to the Director containing information upon–

(a) the time and place of the escape; and

(b) the approximate quantity of fluid lost; and

(c) the damage to equipment and/or the environment that resulted from the escape and/or ignition of the fluid; and

(d) the conditions that caused or contributed to the escape or ignition; and

(e) the methods adopted to carry out repairs; and

(f) the circumstances generally relating to the escape, its control and any necessary repairs; and

(g) steps taken to minimize the chances of such circumstances recurring.

237. Pipeline or Flowline Abandonment.

(1) Abandonment of a buried pipeline or flowline shall meet the following requirements:–

(a) the line shall be depressured and purged of all produced fluids;

(b) the line shall be filled with clean fresh water;

(c) operations shall be performed to prevent the entrapment of fluid pressure within the line whether from hydrostatic head or other causes;

(d) all risers shall be cut off at the line burial level;

(e) all open accesses into the line shall be covered with a material that will prevent access to the line internals.

(2) Abandonment of a surface pipeline or flowline shall meet the following requirements:–

(a) the line shall be depressured and purged of all produced fluids using fresh water;

(b) the line and associated equipment shall be deconstructed, removed and disposed of in a safe manner as approved by the Director;

(c) the right of way shall be cleaned of debris and returned to as close to original condition as possible.

(3) Abandonment of an offshore pipeline or flowline shall meet the following requirements:–

(a) an offshore line may be abandoned in place if, in the opinion of the Director and the governing marine body of Papua New Guinea, the line will not present a hazard to marine navigation, fishing and other marine uses;

(b) the line shall be depressured, flushed and filled with sea water;

(c) any riser cut off at the sea floor and the ends of the line shall be properly plugged;

(d) where a line comes to shore, the line will be cut off at a distance from the shore or at a depth below sea level as directed by the Director.

PART XI. – REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

238. Submission of Data.

Completion reports, in a style and format as approved by the Director, as required by Section 95 shall include–

(a) for seismic surveys–

(i) operations report; and

(ii) interpretation report; and

(iii) processing report; and

(iv) surveyor’s report; and

(v) shot-point location maps on stable-base transparencies and in digital UKOOA format; and

(vi) processed seismic record sections on stable-base transparencies or digitally in SEGY format; and

(vii) seismic horizon structural contour maps (paper prints); and

(viii) elevation maps (paper prints); and

(ix) weathering maps or profiles on paper prints and digital ASCII format; and

(x) refraction records or record sections with shot-to-geophone distance shown on paper prints and in digital format; and

(xi) velocity analysis data on paper prints or digital ASCII format; and

(xii) experimental data (e.g. filter/noise analyses) (paper prints); and

(xiii) any other data relevant to the evaluation or interpretation of the survey; and

(xiv) magnetic data tapes in any acceptable format of–

(A) location data in A.M.G. plus latitudes and longitudes; and

(B) basic field data; and

(C) final data; and

(b) for gravimetric surveys–

(i) operations report; and

(ii) interpretation report; and

(iii) processing report; and

(iv) gravity profiles on paper prints and digital ASCII format; and

(v) bouguer anomaly maps with calculation methods explained; and

(vi) station location and line maps on stable-base transparencies or in digital ASCII format; and

(vii) elevation data (paper prints); and

(viii) meter calibration, drift and lis; and

(ix) of base station values, and locations with detailed descriptions; and

(x) surveying records as required for corrections to observations; and

(xi) tables of principal facts including station number, station coordinates, elevation and observed gravity plus copies of actual field data books; and

(xii) for digitally recorded data, magnetic data tapes in ASEG-GDP format or ER-Mapper format; and

(c) for an airborne geophysical survey–

(i) operations report, including calibrations, test flight data, and

(ii) flight log copies; and

(iii) navigation, recovery and processing report; and

(iv) analogue records of magnetics or other parameters, terrain clearance, position, diurnal/storm monitor; and

(v) flight path plots; and

(vi) stacked profiles; and

(vii) contour maps of T.M.I. or other parameters; and

(viii) contour maps of depth-to-magnetic basement or of other parameters; and

(ix) magnetic data tapes in ASEG-GDF or ER-Mapper format of–

(A) grid data; and

(B) located data; and

(C) any other data relevant to the evaluation or interpretation of the survey.

239. Daily Report.

The daily report as required under Section 112, shall include–

(a) the well name and number; and

(b) the report number and, if drilling, days from the spud date; and

(c) the depth of the well, current operation progress for the previous 24 hour period, bottom hole assembly and bit performance details; and

(d) the contractor carrying out operations; and

(e) details of any casing string run including size, weight, grade, type of coupling and accessories; and

(f) details of any cementing operations including quantity, additives, slurry density, anticipated top of cement and waiting on cement time; and

(g) blowout preventer tests, closures and reasons for closure, BOP drills and response times; and

(h) core recovery, core and cuttings description together with a statement of evidence of gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons in cores and cuttings; and

(i) results of deviation surveys; and

(j) mud properties, rates of penetration and loss of circulation; and

(k) details of formation or other tests carried out including production at the surface, drill pipe recovery, recorded pressures (field readings), bottom hole temperatures, flow and shut-in periods, surface choke size, API gravity of liquid hydrocarbons recovered and resistivity of water recovered; and

(l) evidence of high formation pressures encountered; and

(m) details of shooting, fracturing, acidizing, or other stimulation treatment; and

(n) details of plugging operations; and

(o) details of well logs run; and

(p) details of fishing or repair operations; and

(q) details of completion fluids, the depth of all perforations and the type of guns used; and

(r) details of well completion including well head, packers, tubing string and any artificial lift equipment installed; and

(s) details of liquid evaluation tests, multi-point and single point back pressure tests, subsurface pressure surveys, flow potential tests, separator tests and pre-and post-stimulation tests; and

(t) details of all formation integrity tests.

240. Well Completion Report.

The well completion report required under Section 114 shall include–

(a) the well name and number; and

(b) surveyed location in accordance with Section 106 and location relative to the nearest shot line and shot point; and

(c) surveyed elevation of ground level and kelly bushing; and

(d) the operating company, the interest holders and comprehensive details of the drilling rig used; and

(e) the spud date, date of completion of drilling and date of rig release, with driller’s and logger’s total depths; and

(f) a description of the stratigraphic units penetrated; and

(g) a composite well log containing bit record, penetration rate, casing record, formation tops giving name and age, sonic and gamma ray logs, core intervals, sidewall cores with age, hydrocarbon shows, test intervals and results, log analyses intervals and results and a film or other transparent copy of each plan or composite log that is larger than A3 paper size submitted under this section shall also be supplied; and

(h) core and sidewall sample descriptions; and

(i) petrologic reports; and

(j) palaeontological and palynological reports; and

(k) fluid analyses (hydrocarbons and water); and

(l) core analyses; and

(m) formation test reports, charts and interpretation; and

(n) log interpretation; and

(o) full details of hole size, deviation surveys, casing string and cementing summaries; and

(p) details of the well completion where applicable, including well head, valves and choke assemblies, flow recorders, tubing string(s) and all down hole items and any down hole and surface artificial lift equipment; and

(q) details of the abandonment procedure where applicable; and

(r) maps of the structure horizons used to locate the well with post-drill intersections; and

(s) well velocity survey details where carried out; and

(t) a summary sheet giving brief details of the drilling, any problems encountered, coring, testing, casing, cementing and geological interpretations of the well; and

(u) details of any drillstem tests or production tests performed complete with preliminary interpretation of the test; and

(v) complete directional drilling data in tabular format including a final trajectory plot; and

(w) bit record in IADC format; and

(x) drilling fluid summary report for each hole section; and

(y) final wellbore schematic; and

(z) final wellhead schematic; and

(aa) perforating summaries; and

(ab) well stimulation summaries; and

(ac) cased hole logging summaries.

241. Addresses to which Notices to be Sent.

(1) Reports required under this Regulation shall be addressed to the following address–

“The Director of Petroleum

“Department of Petroleum & Energy

“PO Box 1993

“PORT MORESBY

“PAPUA NEW GUINEA.

“Telephone: 322-4200

“Fax: 322-4222”

(2) If reports are sent by courier, the report shall be addressed to the following address–

“The Director of Petroleum,

“Department of Petroleum & Energy

“Elanese Street,

“Newtown,

“PORT MORESBY

“PAPUA NEW GUINEA.”

(3) Cores and cuttings shall be sent to the address as listed in Subsection (2).

PART XII. – PENALTIES.

242. Offences.

(1) A person who fails to comply with a Direction given under this Regulation or who contravenes a provision of this Regulation is guilty of an offence.

(2) Where a person–

(a) is performing the functions of a Licensee, whether as an employee or agent of or contractor to the Licensee, or as an employee or agent or subcontractor of a contractor to the Licensee, or otherwise; and

(b) in carrying out those functions commits an offence under this Regulation,

the licensee is guilty of an offence.

243. Penalties.

A person who commits an offence against this Regulation, for which a penalty is not otherwise provided for that offence, is liable–

(a) where he is the licensee, Person-in-Charge, deputy Person-in-Charge or other person giving directions relating to the carrying on of any petroleum prospecting development or production operations in a licence area–to a penalty of a fine not exceeding K5,000.00 and where the offence is a continuing one, to a default penalty of a fine not exceeding K500.00 per day for each and every day during which the offence continues; and

(b) where he is a person other than a person described in Paragraph (a)–to a penalty of a fine not exceeding K500.00 and where the offence is a continuing one, to a default penalty of a fine not exceeding K100.00 per day for each and every day during which the offence continues.

244. Defence of Impracticability.

It is a defence to a charge of a contravention of, or non-compliance with, any provision of this Regulation or a special instruction for the time being applicable under this Regulation that observance of or compliance with such Regulation or special instruction as the case may be was not reasonably practicable in the circumstances.

245. Defence of having taken responsible steps to comply.

It is a defence to a charge of a contravention of, or non-compliance with, any provision of this Regulation or a special instruction for the time being applicable under this Regulation if the person charged proves that he took all reasonable steps to comply with the requirements of the Regulation or special instruction.



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