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DACC IRP Volume #15 - Snubbing Operations

May 27, 2015

A revised draft version of IRP 15: Snubbing Operations is currently out for industry review.

The purpose of this document is to provide easily accessible snubbing operation guidelines for all personnel involved in the development, planning and execution of the snubbing program. IRP 15 is intended to supplement existing standards and regulations and establish guidelines where none previously existed.

The intended audience of this document includes oil and gas company engineers, field consultants, snubbing personnel, service rig personnel and regulatory bodies.

This IRP includes the following pertinent information about snubbing:

  • Snubbing program requirements
  • Down hole and surface equipment specifications
  • Personnel requirements
  • Hazard assessment information
  • Joint safety meeting requirements
  • Operational procedures

The sanctioned 2015 edition of IRP 15 applies to both rigless and rig-assisted snubbing operations. Most of the information in the document pertains to both, but when a recommended practice or process is specific to one or the other the document clearly differentiates. In addition, revised emergency egress system requirements have also been incorporated into this edition.

Developer: DACC
Sponsor Organization: PSAC
Current Status: Sanctioned May 2015


If you wish to provide the DACC with any feedback regarding IRP 15, contact safety@enform.ca.

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