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§ 81 Well programme

Prior to starting well activities, a programme shall be prepared that describes the individual activities to be carried out and the equipment to be used.
The programme shall be updated as mentioned in Section 20, second subsection litera b.
Section last changed: 01 January 2018

In order to fulfil the requirement relating to the programme as mentioned in the first subsection, the NORSOK D-010 standard, Chapters 5.3, 5.7, 5.11 and 10.3 should be used in the area of health, working environment and safety.
For wells that are to be temporarily plugged back, the programme should also describe
  1. plans for future use of the well,
  2. securing of the wellhead,
  3. planned location inspections and their frequency,
  4. an evaluation of well integrity seen in the context of the design life for the barriers, cf. also Section 88.
The updating as mentioned in the second subsection, implies, for example, that a new programme shall be prepared for wells that have not been put to use according to the original plan, or that have been temporarily plugged back for three years.