API RP 70I-2004 pdf download.Security for Worldwide Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Operations.
1 Scope, Purpose and Objective This publication is intended to assist the offshore oil and natural gas drilling and producing operators and contractors in assessing security needs during the performance of oil and natural gas operations. The offshore oil and natural gas indus- try uses a wide variety of contractors in drilling, production, and construction activities. Contractors typically are in one of the following categories: drilling, workover, well servicing, construction, electrical, mechanical, transportation, painting, 2.6 point of embarkation: The heliport or dock facility from which personnel and materials are shipped to or received from the offshore facility. Appropriate security mea- sures at these facilities are critical. 2.7 security vulnerability assessment (SVA): A sec- ondary evaluation that examines a facility’s characteristics and operations to identify potential threats or vulnerabilities and existing and prospective security measures and proce- dures designed to protect a facility. operating, and catering/janitorial. 2.8 threshold characteristics/operating condi- 2 Definitions 2.1 company security officer (CSO): The CSO is responsible for the maintenance of the Security Plan. The CSO shall have access to relevant security information. The CSO shall determine which information, and by what means, it is communicated. The CSO may delegate duties as neces- sary to assure timely completion of responsibilities. The CSO may be assigned other duties and responsibilities unrelated to security. 2.2 contractor: the individual, partnership, firm, or cor- poration that is hired to do a specific job or service, such as a production operator, drilling or well servicing contractor or to provide contract employees to an owner/operator; a contrac- tor is also the individual, partnership, firm, or corporation retained by the owner or operator to perform other work or provide supplies or equipment. The term contractor shall also include subcontractors.
3 Relevant Operational Standards and Industry Practices API and the oil and gas industry maintain a number of design and operational recommended practices that address aspects of safety and security in offshore oil and natural gas operations. While none of these were developed specifically for security reasons, aspects of them are directly applicable. In many cases, prudent safety procedures would also serve to address appropriate security precautions. These recom- mended practices provide a starting point for developing guidance on security, if needed, at offshore oil and natural gas operating facilities. The following list of recommended practices address oper- ational measures: · Recommended Practice 2A, Planning, Designing, Con- structing Fixed Offshore Platforms . Contains engineer- ing design principles and practices for fixed offshore platforms including assessment of existing platforms, and fire, blast, and accidental overloading. · Recommended Practice 2FPS, Planning, Designing, Constructing Floating Production Systems (FPSOs). This recommended practice provides guidelines for design, fabrication, installation, inspection and opera- tion of floating production systems. · Recommended Practice 2T, Planning, Designing, and Constructing Tension Leg Platforms (TLPs). Summa- rizes available information and guidance for the design, fabrication and installation of a tension leg platform. · Recommended Practice 14B, Design, Installation, Repair and Operation of Subsurface Safety Valve Sys- tems. Provides guidelines for safe operating practices of equipment used to prevent accidental release of hydrocarbons to the environment in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
5.4 Each facility owner/operator should establish clear communication channels and procedures for assessing, pre- paring for, and responding to potential or actual threats. 5.5 Each facility owner/operator should establish and maintain effective liaison with local emergency response agencies and organizations, as appropriate. 5.6 Each facility owner/operator should be aware of exist- ing security regulations, standards and operating practices as they relate to their assets. 5.7 Each facility owner/operator should develop a policy for control of relevant security sensitive information (SSI). 6 Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) Prior to conducting the SVA, the first step should be a char- acterization of the facility or the group of similar facilities attributes, e.g. the quantity of oil and/or natural gas produced, the number of personnel on board, proximity to shipping lanes, physical access to the facility, and existing security measures and procedures already in place, such as at the point(s) of embarkation.