Onshore oil and gas production operations. Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons. (HS: 2711), -- Natural gas (HS: 271111) . Environmental protection (ICS: 13.020), Environment and environmental protection in general (ICS: 13.020.01), Extraction and processing of petroleum and natural gas (ICS: 75.020), Natural gas (ICS: 75.060)
DUS 1587:2017, Development of a safety and environmental management system - Onshore oil and gas production operations - Requirements. (20 pages, in English)
This Draft Uganda Standard provides requirements for any entity in the operations of onshore oil and natural gas production, including drilling, construction, well servicing, and maintenance activities. In addition to having an effective SEMS, responsible development includes being a good neighbour and being committed to environmental protection and compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Annex B provides requirements for an entity to consider as a good neighbour.
This Draft Uganda Standard on effective SEMS shall have a fundamental objective of promoting continuous progress towards making safety and environmental protection an integral part of the company s culture. A SEMS shall address facilities, engineering design, equipment, and work processes relevant to the appropriate owners, contractors, or suppliers.
This Draft Uganda Standard is designed to aid companies in initiating the development of a SEMS. The intent is to identify a series of tools to assist in the development and implementation, or improvement, of the system. The design of each company s system will be unique and its implementation schedule tailored to leverage the existing system at a pace realistic to the company and its business plan. For those beginning the process of implementing a SEMS, it is recommended that the process be implemented over time on a risk basis, evolving into a complete system that addresses appropriate SEMS elements specific to a company s operations. Both design and schedule should initially address higher risk facilities, equipment, and processes; following that, the system should continue to expand to address risk in phases, addressing the more important elements at first and expanding to the full system over time.
Simply stated, the SEMS may be implemented in several phases on various levels (i.e. geographically, functional areas, system elements) . This phase-in schedule should be documented in the planning of the system.