Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association
Canadian Chapter

INDUSTRY RECOMMENDED PRACTICES (IRP)

The Drilling and Completions Committee (DACC) is responsible for the development of recommended technical operating practices for the upstream oil and gas industry in the areas of drilling, completions and servicing of wells. The primary focus of DACC is to develop technical industry recommended practices (IRPs), where the objectives include cost efficiencies, technical optimization, productivity, safety and environmental performance.

ICoTA is a strong supporter of the IRP process, and ICoTA members help participate in their review and development.

IRPs provide guidance or best practices to conduct operations in a safe and technically acceptable manner. They are developed to meet, or exceed, the minimum intent of the applicable legislation in the on-shore jurisdictions in which the industry operates.


IRP Volume #1 – Critical Sour Drilling - March 25, 2015

IRP Volume #2 Completing and Servicing Critical Sour Wells - Draft to DACC for industry review on March 2020

IRP Volume #3 – In Situ Heavy Oil Operations - November 30, 2012

IRP Volume #4 – Well Testing and Fluid Handling - April 22, 2015







IRP Volume #15 – Snubbing Operations - Industry review closed Sept 3, 2019.


IRP Volume #21 – Coiled Tubing Operations - Under review.  Goal is to present to DACC in January 2020.



IRP Volume #25 – Primary Cementing - January 26, 2017


IRP Volume #26 – Wellbore Remediation - 90 day industry review period ended Sept 30, 2019.

IRP Volume #27 – Wellbore Decommissioning - Goal to present to DACC in January 2020

IRP Volume #28 – Drilling and Completions Waste Management - TBD




ICoTA Canadian Chapter
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