April 18, 2012

The demand for continued and extended use of existing facilities on the UK continental shelf is likely to increase over time. This guidance aims to inform and influence duty holder management systems in respect of asset ageing and life extension factors.
The document complements related industry guidance addressing subjects such as asset integrity and hydrocarbon release reduction, recognises and bridges to existing duty holder management systems and aids the assessment or measurement of existing duty holder systems for the management of asset ageing and life extension. It also complements hardware-focused technical guidance issued by HSE, seeks to define what is in the asset ageing and life extension envelope and reflects the legislative framework.