Oilwell Perforating

Revisions to the Explosives Act and Security of Explosives

The PSAC Oilwell Perforators’ Safety Training and Advisory Committee is currently working with Natural Resources Canada – Explosives Regulatory Division (NR-CAN-ERD) on issues related to compliance with the revised Explosives Act. Some companies involved in the assembly, storage and transportation of jet perforating guns are faced with having to relocate their shop facilities in order to comply with the “Quantity/Distance” requirements set out in the Act. Industry is also going to have to perform testing to determine whether or not their existing facilities meet NR-CAN requirements.

PSAC members wanting more information on this can go to the “Members Only” section on this web site and look under the minutes of the Oilwell Perforators Committee.

Perforating Code of Practice

PSAC has developed a Code of Practice (COP) to address the specific needs of the Canadian oil and gas-well perforating industry and deals with issues related to license holder responsibilities, the storage of loaded perforating guns, transportation of loaded perforating gun systems, gun assembly areas, and emergency response and reporting procedures.

Compliance with this Code of Practice is a requirement under the terms of the licenses issued by NR-CAN-ERD for jet perforating assembly and temporary magazines.

To download the Perforating Code of Practice, enter your username and password on the Members’ Area of the PSAC website here.

The COP is available to non-Members at a cost of $75.00 – to order a copy please contact accounting@psac.ca

Tubing Conveyed Perforating (TCP) Handbook Updates

The latest version of the Alberta Workplace Health and Safety “Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Tubing Conveyed Perforating Systems” is available for viewing and downloading at Safe Operation of Tubing Conveyed Perforating Systems.

Oilwell Perforators Safety Training

For details of training dates and locations visit the Enform website by clicking here.

NOTE: Prospective students will be required to produce photo identification to the instructor at the beginning of the course.