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Managing Permits in Emergencies

  s5.3 of the WPTW Rev 3 Handbook deals with what to do in the event of a declared emergency. A declared emergency will be established upon any activation of an emergency signal and automatically cancels all authorised work unless it is part of routine equipment...

Work Party Responsibilities

  The Work Party is the list of personnel nominated by the WPA and Signed-on to the Permit who are authorised to perform the Scope of Work at the nominated Job Site for the duration specified on the Permit. Responsibilities of Work Party members include: Having...

Letter from the Chair

This is a brief Newsletter to update WPTWA Members and Wellsite system users on progress with the new digital solution and implementation timeframes. We are well advanced in the Preliminary Implementation Trials, having visited a number of operational sites and Member...

Digital Project Update

  The Digital Project enters June 2019 with Preliminary Implementation Trials of the Field App conducted in the Surat Basin last week and the Cooper Basin between June 13 – 17th. The aim of these Trials is to get as much feedback as possible from WPTW system...

Infield Coaching

  Productive downtime can be costly for wellsite operations. During our recent Wellsite Digital Beta Field Trials, and discussions with users, the Association has identified a range of confusions about WPTW that can contribute to System overuse and foster tick...

Why Detail Incomplete Work?

  During the WPH Permit Closeout, there is provision for a summary of Incomplete Work. Why do that? At the completion of any permitted activity, there is an expectation that the WPH and Work Party will remove all tools equipment and materials, remove any personal...

WPTW Intro Training

  The Association has identified the need to develop Introduction to WPTW training for Work Party Members that may be new to the Industry. These personnel will not typically be involved in a supervisory role but would benefit from understanding the Wellsite...

What Does ‘Qualifications Sighted’ mean?

  There are a number of ‘prescribed occupations’ that are defined by controlling legislation or regulation and that must only be performed by persons with the required qualifications, licences and certificates. An example of this is for persons handling and using...

Perilous Practices: Pre-verification

  What’s wrong with ‘verifying’ a work precaution during the writing out of the Permit, rather than after it has been implemented at the work site? The WPTW (Permit) Form is designed to support the development of documentation for the authorisation of work in...

What is Stored Energy?

  Stored energy is accumulated energy that can release suddenly, potentially causing serious injury or death. Stored energy can have many forms, including gravitational potential energy, pressurised gases and liquids, stored mechanical energy, and stored...