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Canada Oil and Gas Certificate of Fitness Regulations

Version of section 2 from 2009-12-31 to 2024-05-01:


 In these Regulations,

accommodation installation

accommodation installation means an installation that is used to accommodate persons at an offshore production site or offshore drill site and that functions independently of an offshore production installation, offshore drilling installation or diving installation, and includes any associated dependent diving system; (installation d’habitation)

Act

Act means the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act; (Loi)

certificate of fitness

certificate of fitness means a certificate issued by a certifying authority in accordance with section 4; (certificat de conformité)

certifying authority

certifying authority means, for the purposes of section 5.12 of the Act, the American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, Det norskeVeritas Classification A/S, Germanischer Lloyd or Lloyd’s Register North America, Inc. (autorité)

Chief

Chief means the Chief Safety Officer; ((délégué))

dependent diving system

dependent diving system means a diving system that is associated with an offshore installation other than a diving installation and that does not function independently of the installation; (système de plongée non autonome)

dependent personnel accommodation

dependent personnel accommodation means personnel accommodation that is associated with an offshore installation other than an accommodation installation and that does not function independently of the offshore installation; (logement du personnel connexe)

diving installation

diving installation means a diving system and any associated vessel that functions independently of an accommodation installation, offshore production installation or offshore drilling installation; (installation de plongée)

diving system

diving system means the plant or equipment used in or in connection with a diving operation, and includes the plant and equipment that are essential to a diver or to a pilot of a manned submersible; (système de plongée)

drilling base

drilling base means the stable foundation on which a drilling rig is installed, and includes the seafloor, an artificial island, an ice platform, a platform fixed to the ground or seafloor and any other foundation specially constructed for drilling operations; (base de forage)

drilling installation

drilling installation means a drilling unit or a drilling rig and its associated drilling base, and includes any associated dependent diving system; (installation de forage)

drilling rig

drilling rig means the plant used to make a well by boring or other means, and includes a derrick, draw-works, rotary table, mud pump, blowout preventer, accumulator, choke manifold and other associated equipment, including power, control and monitoring systems; (appareil de forage)

drilling unit

drilling unit means a drillship, submersible, semi-submersible, barge, jack-up or other vessel that is used in a drilling program and is fitted with a drilling rig, and includes the drilling rig and other facilities related to the drilling program that are installed on a vessel; (unité de forage)

drill site

drill site means a location where a drilling rig is or is proposed to be installed; (emplacement de forage)

installation

installation means a diving installation, a drilling installation, a production installation or an accommodation installation; (installation)

mobile installation

mobile installation means an offshore installation that is designed to operate in a floating or buoyant mode or that can be moved from place to place without major dismantling or modification, whether or not it has its own motive power; (installation mobile)

new installation

new installation means an offshore installation that is constructed after the coming into force of these Regulations; (nouvelle installation)

offshore drilling installation

offshore drilling installation means a drilling installation at an offshore drill site; (installation de forage au large des côtes)

offshore drill site

offshore drill site means a drill site that is in a region that is covered by water and is not an island, artificial island or ice platform; (emplacement de forage au large des côtes)

offshore installation

offshore installation means an offshore drilling installation, an offshore production installation, an accommodation installation or a diving installation; (installation au large des côtes)

offshore production installation

offshore production installation means a production installation at an offshore production site; (installation de production au large des côtes)

offshore production site

offshore production site means a production site in a region that is covered by water and is not an island, artificial island or ice platform; (emplacement de production au large des côtes)

operator

operator means a person who has applied for or has been granted a Production Operations Authorization, a Drilling Program Authorization or a Diving Program Authorization pursuant to paragraph 5(1)(b) of the Act; (exploitant)

production facility

production facility means equipment for the production of oil or gas located at an offshore production site, including separation, treatment and processing facilities, equipment and facilities used in support of production operations, landing areas, heliports, storage areas or tanks and dependent personnel accommodations, but not including any associated platform, artificial island, subsea production system, drilling equipment or diving system; (matériel de production)

production installation

production installation means a production facility and any associated platform, artificial island, subsea production system, offshore loading system, drilling equipment, facilities related to marine activities and dependent diving system; (installation de production)

production operation

production operation means any operation that is related to the production of oil or gas from a pool or field; (travaux de production)

production site

production site means a location where a production installation is or is proposed to be installed; (emplacement de production)

scope of work

scope of work means the plan of activities carried out by a certifying authority and submitted to the Chief for approval pursuant to section 6, for the purposes of issuing a certificate of fitness; (plan de travail)

subsea production system

subsea production system means equipment and structures that are located on or below or buried in the seafloor for the production of oil or gas from, or for the injection of fluids into, a field under an offshore production site, and includes production risers, flow lines and associated production control systems. (système de production sous-marin)

  • SOR/2003-81, s. 1
  • SOR/2009-315, ss. 91, 96(F)

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