Safety requirements for drilling operations in a hydrogen sulfide environment by United States Geological Survey

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey, Conservation Division in Reston, Va .

Written in English

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  • Underwater drilling -- Environmental aspects

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Statementby Geological Survey, Conservation Division
SeriesOuter Continental Shelf standard (GSS-OCS) -- 1
The Physical Object
Pagination[3], 15 p. ;
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14913876M

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Reston, Va.: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey, Conservation Division, (OCoLC) Provides recommendations that apply to oil and gas well drilling and servicing operations involving hydrogen sulfide. These operations include well drilling, completion, servicing, workover, downhole maintenance, and plug and abandonment procedures conducted with hydrogen sulfide present in the fluids being handled.

Hydrogen Sulfide (H. S) Safety Procedures. Section D Chapter 9 Version: 0 Requirements. Contingency Plans. In H2S present environment (s) (see H2S definition), a contingency plan shall be developed and approved by BSEE prior to commencing operations. When employees are made aware ofFile Size: 63KB.

worksites for Hydrogen Sulfide hazards, measure contaminants or determine safe exposure levels. Regulatory References • This Hydrogen Sulfide Program is primarily intended to satisfy the following regulatory requirements: o 29 CFR29 CFRPolicy • Upon discovery or suspicion of hydrogen sulfide (H 2 S) being presentFile Size: KB.

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List price. Hydrogen Sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide (H 2 S) is a highly toxic, colorless gas. It is heavier than air, and when present in small amounts, has the characteristic odor of rotten eggs. However, the sense of smell cannot be depended upon to detect H 2 S.

Properties. Deadly or extremely toxic gas. Overview. Hydrogen Sulfide or sour gas (H2S) is a flammable, colorless gas that is toxic at extremely low concentrations. It is heavier than air, and may accumulate in low-lying areas. It smells like “rotten eggs” at low concentrations and causes you to quickly lose your sense of smell.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Alert. A one-page summary of manure pit hazards. Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Case Study, (September ).

Describes a hydrogen sulfide incident at a wastewater treatment plant where wastes were chemically treated in a container not designed for that purpose. The drilling derrick, the shale shaker area, the mud gas separator, the mud pit room and the well test area are all examples of rig areas where hydrogen sulfide may be encountered.

A leak could occur when drill pipe is pulled out of the well too quickly or during well test operations involving flaring of formation fluids. The following resources provide more information on the safety and health effects of hydrogen sulfide: Hydrogen Sulfide (H 2 S).

OSHA Fact Sheet, (October ). Provides a concise list of industrial sources, symptoms and health effects of exposure to hydrogen sulfide, and OSHA requirements for the protection of workers.

Hydrogen Sulfide (H 2 S. Offshore Safety Management, Second Edition provides an experienced engineer's perspective on the new Safety and Environmental System (SEMS) regulations for offshore oil and gas drilling, how they compare to prior regulations, and how to implement the new standards seamlessly and efficiently.

The second edition is greatly expanded, with increased coverage of technical areas such as engineering. BSEE requirements apply, as appropriate, to drilling, well completion/well work-over, and production operations in zones with H2S present and H2S unknown.

Offshore Rigs shall carry a minimum of 6 X 30 minute ready to use SCBA work packs to allow. Recommendations set forth in this publication apply to oil and gas well drilling and servicing operations involving hydrogen sulÞde.

These operations include well drilling, completion, servicing, workover, downhole maintenance, and plug and abandonment procedures conducted with hydrogen sulÞde present in the ßuids being handled.

Servicing Operations Housekeeping Hydrogen Sulfide Environment Confined Space, Excavations, or Hazardous Environments Machinery and Tools Lockout/Tagout Auxiliary Escape Personnel Lifting Systems Racking Tubulars and Drill Collars Handling Drilling Fluid Chemicals and Additives 7.

Safety requirements for industrial uses of hydrogen are relatively well established. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) have published safety standards that address the storage, use, and handling of hydrogen in industrial applications.

Infield drilling and workovers • Requirements for drilling or workovers on leases with Production Form H-9 filed: • protective breathing equipment (SCBA) • maintained at two or more locations • wind indicators and H2Ssigns on site • automatic H2S sensors/alarms • personnel trained in H 2Sand safety.

Order No. 6 - Hydrogen Sulfide Operations: This Order provides the requirements and standards for conducting oil and gas operations in an environment known to or expected to contain hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas. CHAPTER II - BUREAU OF SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR; SUBCHAPTER B - OFFSHORE; PART - OIL AND GAS AND SULPHUR OPERATIONS IN THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF; Subpart D - Oil and Gas Drilling Operations; Hydrogen Sulfide § Hydrogen sulfide.

What is Hydrogen Sulfide. H 2 S is composed of two hydrogen atoms and one sulfur atom. It is a colorless gas which is flammable, toxic and corrosive. It is heavier than air and tends to settle in low-lying areas. The gas is typically associated with industrial, petroleum and biological operations such as drilling, refining and water treatment.

HYDROGEN SULFIDE (H 2S) DRILLING OPERATIONS PLAN • The contents and requirements of the H 2S Drilling Operations Plan **This one phone call will free the Drilling Foreman to devote his full time to securing the safety of personnel & equipment. This call will initiate the process to mobilize the Well Control Emergency Response Team.

Hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) is a colorless gas with a strong odor of rotten eggs. Exposure to hydrogen sulfide may cause irritation to the eyes and respiratory system. It can also cause apnea, coma, convulsions; dizziness, headache, weakness, irritability, insomnia; stomach upset, and if liquid: frostbite.

Occupational Safety and Health for Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Operations 1 Scope Coverage The purpose of this document is to recommend practices and procedures for promoting and maintaining safe and healthy working conditions for personnel in drilling and well servicing operations.

Any well drilling operation conducted from a production facility and which will penetrate reservoirs known or expected to contain hydrogen sulfide (H 2 S) shall follow whatever additional requirements as are set forth in USGS Outer Continental Shelf Standard “Safety Requirements for Drilling Operations in a Hydrogen Sulfide Environment,” No.

SWR 36 –Compliance Requirements •Exploration, production and transportation of hydrocarbon fluids that contain hydrogen sulfide gas – ppm or greater concentration •Exceptions: –Gathering, storing and transporting stabilized liquid hydrocarbons –Refining, petrochemical and chemical plants –Operations where concentration of H2S.

H 2 S enters drilling mud from subsurface formations and can also be produced by sulfate-reducing bacteria in stored muds. The presence of H 2 S can also lead to sulfide stress corrosion cracking of metals, which can significantly compromise the integrity of underground tubing and casing, leading to additional safety and costly equipment issues.

Hydrogen Sulfide or sour gas (H2S) is a flammable, colorless gas that is toxic at extremely low concentrations. It is heavier than air, and may accumulate in low-lying areas. It smells like "rotten eggs" at low concentrations and causes you to quickly lose your sense of smell.

Many areas where the gas is found have been identified, but pockets of the gas can occur anywhere. The purpose of this program is to establish minimum requirements for site specific H2S safety, which will enhance safety in the occupational setting where hydrogen sulfide is present or is recognized as being potentially present.

Scope This program sets forth accepted practices for Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S). This program applies to all employees of. Summary. Hydrogen sulfide (H 2 S) is a very toxic gas at high concentrations. Because it occurs in nature and is produced by numerous industrial activities, it is regarded as both an environmental and industrial pollutant.

"Safety Requirements for Drilling Operations in a Hydrogen Sulfide Environment, Outer Continental Shelf", SectionFebruary MMS rescinded the requirement for personnel eardrum examinations and rescinded the prohi­bition against persons with perforated eardrums working in a hydrogen sulfide environment (refer to 47 Federal Register.

Hydrogen Sulfide. Purpose. This Notice to Lessees and Operators (NTL) supersedes NTL No. P01, Hydrogen Sulfide. This NTL provides guidance and information concerning the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) regulations pertaining to the protection of personnel from the toxic effects of Hydrogen Sulfide (H.

Establishing sound safety programs and training courses that meet requirements set by the ANSI/ASSE Z Rev. (Accepted Practices for Hydrogen Sulfide Training Programs) standard can help ensure that workers are safe on the job and prepared to confront the dangers of H 2 S.

H2S-Hydrogen sulfide is one of the leading causes of workplace gas inhalation deaths in oil and gas industry, water treatment and other industries. This online Course is designed for individuals who require H2S Training as a pre-requisite to employment and for businesses that require a simple and accessible solution for training their employees.

The operator, in consultation with the safety solutions company also reviewed the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Recommended Practice 49 on Drilling and Well Servicing Operations API Involving Hydrogen Sulphide and the Recommended Practice 68 on Oil and Gas Well Servicing and Workover Operations Involving Hydrogen Sulphide.

By Anne Sevignon and William Gamisans, VAM Drilling The evolution of drilling programs has driven the industry to develop more suitable solutions adapted to extreme and aggressive environments such as sour service.

High-strength drill pipe is necessary to achieve deeper drilling objectives, even if the sulfide stress cracking susceptibility is an acknowledged concern starting with. Health, Safety & Environmental Policy. Doyon Drilling, Inc.

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The effect of hydrogen sulfide on metals, known variously as metal fatigue, hydrogen embrittlement, and sulfide stress cracking, can cause failure of the drill string during a well control situation. Such failure can result in the release of hazardous concentrations of H2S in the drilling area.

Pursuant to 30 CFR30 CFRand 30 CFR (c), the operator of a lease must request that BOEMRE make a determination about and classify the presence of hydrogen sulfide (H 2 S) gas. The BOEMRE classifies an area of proposed operations as (1) a zone known to contain H 2 S, (2) a zone where the presence of H 2 S is unknown, or (3) a zone where the absence of H 2 S has .Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) - Certification.

Length: Hours. Description. This course meets the requirements of the ANSI/ASSE Z Accepted Practices for Hydrogen Sulfide Training. Students gain knowledge through lectures, group discussions, hands-on exercises, equipment demonstrations and" tudent participation with H2S technology.Hydrogen sulfide occurs both naturally and from human-made processes.

It is in the gases from volcanoes, sulfur springs, undersea vents, swamps, stagnant bodies of water, and in crude petroleum and natural gas. Hydrogen sulfide is also associated .

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