Pursuant to Regulation 22 of the Health and Safety in Employment (Pressure Equipment, Cranes, and Passenger Ropeways) Regulations 1999, I, Richard Steel, in exercise of those powers delegated to me by the Secretary of Labour, hereby give notice of recognition of an Overall Inspection and Test Plan (OITP) submitted by Shell Exploration NZ Limited.
The OITP applies to the Pohokura Production Station and specifies, among other things, the inspection intervals for a range of pressure equipment.
Recognition is granted subject to the following limits and conditions:
1. The pressure equipment for which extended inspection intervals will be approved by the appointed inspection body, SGS M&I, is limited to that listed in the OITP.
2. Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS), which is authorised
by Shell Exploration NZ Limited, shall retain authority to apply STOS management systems and processes to the execution of support services in relation to Pohokura Production Station.
3. STOS shall retain appropriate ISO 9001 certification.
4. SGS M&I shall remain engaged as the recognised inspection body to test and inspect equipment listed in the OITP.
5. Equipment inspection intervals shall not exceed the extended inspection intervals given in table 4.1 of AS/NZS 3788:2006 Pressure equipment - In service inspection.
6. STOS shall, at appropriate times, review any actual or proposed process or operational changes in order to establish their impact on safety.
7. STOS shall, at the earliest opportunity, advise SGS M&I of any process changes which may affect equipment life or the frequency or type of inspection as set out in the OITP.
8. STOS shall, at the earliest opportunity, advise SGS M&I of any changes to, or affecting, STOS personnel which may affect inspection as set out in the OITP.
9. STOS shall have SGS M&I inspectors attend the station to monitor the results of inspections and to assess their impact on the OITP. The frequency of attendance at the station shall be determined by SGS M&I.
10. STOS and SGS M&I shall review the OITP annually, or more frequently if required by SGS M&I.
11. SGS M&I shall audit the STOS management system annually.
12. This recognition is of the OITP document and not actual inspection intervals, which shall be approved by SGS M&I.
Dated at Wellington this 8th day of July 2010.
RICHARD STEEL, Manager Technical Support Services.