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DACC IRP Volume #15 - Snubbing Operations

IRP 15 provides easily accessible snubbing operation guidelines for all personnel involved in the development, planning and execution of the snubbing program.

April 15, 2020

The intent of the document is to supplement existing standards and regulations and establish guidelines where none previously existed. The intended audience for this document includes oil and gas engineers, field consultants, snubbing personnel, service rig personnel and regulatory bodies. 

IRP 15 includes the following information about snubbing: 

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

The document applies to both rigless and rig-assisted snubbing operations and clearly differentiates when a recommended practice or process is specific to one or the other.

one-page revision summary is available here. Revision details are listed in Appendix A. 

Developer: DACC
Sponsor Organization: PSAC
Current Status: Sanctioned February 2020

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