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§ 83 Shallow gas and shallow formation fluids

The responsible party shall ensure that necessary measures are planned and can be implemented to handle situations with shallow gas or other formation fluids, cf. also Section 82.
When drilling in shallow formations, the selection of well structure and drilling parameters shall prevent gas or formation fluid from the well posing a threat to personnel and facility.
Section last changed: 01 January 2013

Formation fluids as mentioned in the first subsection, also means hydrates and water under pressure.
In order to fulfil the requirement, the NORSOK D-010 standard, Chapter 5.7.2 should be used in the area of health, working environment and safety.