Posted March 5, 2013
Safety at unmanned oil well sites is important to the oil and natural gas industry. A key issue is safety at oil field storage tanks. Typically these are located in rural or remote locations – though oil and natural gas development is moving into more urban, more populated areas as well. People who aren’t authorized to be on these sites should stay away from such facilities.
Standards developed by API and industry companies are designed to reduce the risk of accident, and improving them is an ongoing effort. Standards that take safety into account are being studied as are efforts to expand education and outreach efforts. Existing standards address tank installations and maintenance and promote safe working conditions and operations.