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Letter From the Chair #60

The Wellsite Permit to Work Association held its Annual General Meeting via videoconference on 26th October 2023. Thank you to those member representatives who were able to attend. On behalf of the Board, I would like to sincerely thank you for your continued support,...

Permit Pack and Permit Audit Trail Report Instructions

NEW PERMIT REPORTS IN WELLSITE DIGITAL ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM (DAS) This guide provides a step-by-step instructions for viewing and downloading permit pack and Permit Audit Trail report directly from Wellsite Digital Administration System (DAS). 1. Login to DAS. If you...

Why Do We Detail Incomplete Work?

During the 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 locks and...

Who decides whether work involves an ‘elevated’ Risk?

Some ‘work’ is inherently hazardous, and some people are prepared to accept a higher level of risk than others. So, who decides whether the work to be performed involves an ‘elevated risk’. The first step of completing a WPTW is to identify whether a Permit is...

Too Many Permits!!

One of the observations that is often communicated to our Systems Operations Committee is the over-use of Permits to control work, even if there is no elevated risk associated with the activity. Sometimes this can take the form of so-called ‘blanket permits’ being...

Verification of Attached Documents

So, the Permit is completed and ready for the Wellsite Permit Authority (WPA) to review, authorise and issue. A key aspect to this task is for the WPA to clearly identify the Required Attachments noted on the Permit and verify that all the attachments, including risk...

Getting the Scope Right

Getting focused on the job, and staying on target, are critically important in the hazardous work we do on a wellsite. The role of the permit is to identify what we are going to do and make sure we understand everything that could affect a successful outcome. But...

Letter from the Chair #52

The proliferation of Wellsite Digital and the Digital Administration System is progressing well and is expanding into its second phase. Many member companies are now using Wellsite Digital across three states with over 8,000 digital permits having been generated....

Letter from the Chair #51

This year, the focus of our activities has been progressing the Industry transition to Wellsite Digital and preparing for the next iteration of our training materials. At the end of June 2022, the total number of trainees had increased by 1,025, bringing the total...

Unforseeable Risk – Toolbox

An unforeseeable problem or unpleasant event is one which you did not expect and could not have predicted.  This is such an unforeseeable situation that anything could happen. Unforeseeable: About 9-10% of risks are unforeseeable risks. Unexpected situations at work...