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API Releases Recommended Practice 54, 4th Edition

The American Petroleum Institute (API) recently released the fourth edition of Recommended Practice 54, Occupational Safety and Health for Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Operations, which provides procedures for promoting and maintaining safe and healthy working conditions for personnel in drilling and well servicing operations.

The document applies to rotary drilling rigs, well servicing rigs and special services as they related to operations on location. First published in 1981, significant revisions in the new edition include a new section on flowback operations which is key for safe well testing, revised requirements for facility and site process hazard assessment and mitigation, and introduction of formal risk assessments as well as expanded provisions for offshore operations.

To access API RP54, please visit the API website.