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§ 9 Qualification and use of new technology and new methods

Where the petroleum activities entail use of new technology or new methods, criteria shall be drawn up for development, testing and use so that the requirements for health, safety and the environment are fulfilled. The criteria shall be representative for the relevant conditions of use, and the technology or methods shall be adapted to already accepted solutions.
The qualification or testing shall demonstrate that applicable requirements can be fulfilled using the relevant new technology or methods.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011

New technology as mentioned in the first subsection, may be new products, new materials, analysis tools or known products used in a new way.
The qualification as mentioned in the second subsection, includes investigation and obtaining objective proof that the needs for a specific intended use are covered, cf. Section 21 of the Management Regulations.
The methodology, procedures and equipment used in connection with the qualification, should also be used in the further work.
DNVGL RP-A203 and Oil & Gas UK Guidelines on Qualification of Materials for the Abandonment of Wells, issue 2 can be used to fulfil the requirements regarding methods for the qualification of new technology.