Refreshed NORSOK D-010 launched

Energy Transition Group
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8 Jul 2013

NORSOK D-010 defines requirements and guidelines relating to well integrity in drilling and well activities.

Well integrity is defined to be “application of technical, operational and organizational solutions to reduce risk of uncontrolled release of formation fluids throughout the life cycle of a well”.

The standard focuses on establishing well barriers by use of WBE’s, their acceptance criteria, their use and monitoring of integrity during their life cycle. The standard also covers well integrity management and personnel competence requirements. The standard does not contain any well or rig equipment specifications.

This revision was initiated to enhance the standard to include acceptance criteria for casing cement applied in the drilling, production and abandonment activities, managed pressure drilling and to include new WBE acceptance tables (formation, alternative material to cement, LWI equipment).

A free download of the standard can be found on the Standards Norway website