Corvelle consultants lead the development of a pipeline Safety and Loss Management System (SLMS) in collaboration with your oil and gas producer staff. The pipeline SLMS is typically developed in conformity with the management system description found in CSA Z662 and API 1173.

The pipeline SLMS is useful to:

  1. Improving your pipeline operations.
  2. Improving your understanding of pipeline risks and reducing those risks.
  3. Demonstrating your pipeline compliance.

Corvelle has developed an economical approach to developing a pipeline SLMS that can be successfully implemented at oil and gas producers.

While the details of a pipeline SLMS will vary from one producer to another, the typical high-level elements include the following:

Leadership and Management Commitment

Management leads and demonstrates its commitment to the development, implementation, continuous improvement, and evaluation of the maturity of its pipeline SLMS.

Stakeholder Engagement

The pipeline licensee operates a process and a plan for communication and engagement with internal and external stakeholders.

Risk Management

The pipeline licensee performs risk management.

Operational Controls

The pipeline licensee operates business processes for the safe commissioning and operation of pipelines consistent with the pipeline licensee’s safety policies and objectives.

Incident Investigation, Evaluation, and Lessons Learned

The pipeline licensee operates a procedure for investigating incidents and near misses that led, or could have led, to a loss of life or serious injury.

Safety Assurance

The pipeline licensee assures:

  1. The proper application of its pipeline SLMS.
  2. Progress toward effective risk management.
  3. Improved pipeline safety performance.

Management Review and Continuous Improvement

The pipeline licensee’s SLMS and safety performance shall be reviewed at least annually by top management to evaluate whether the performance goals and objectives have been met.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

The pipeline licensee operates business processes for responding effectively to a pipeline incident. Emergency preparedness and response plans shall be in place and ready for immediate implementation.

Competence, Awareness, and Training

The pipeline licensee ensures that personnel whose responsibilities fall within the scope of the pipeline SLMS have an appropriate level of competence in terms of education, training, knowledge, and experience.

Documentation and Record-Keeping

The pipeline licensee operates business processes for the identification, distribution, and control of documents required by its operation of the pipeline SLMS.