WASHINGON, D.C. – The API has issued a new bulletin on well construction interface as one of several standards resulting from Macondo.
API Bulletin 97, Well Construction Interface Document Guidelines, provides guidance on information that is to be shared regarding well construction and rig specific operating guidelines. It is intended to align the lease operator’s safety and environmental management system (SEMS) with drilling contractor’s safe work practices (CSWP).
“API standards help the oil and natural gas industry produce the energy to fuel our economy in a safe and responsible manner,” said API Director of Standards David Miller. “These well construction guidelines will help lease operators and drilling contractors ensure that they are on the same page when it comes to safety.