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Provision of Competent Technical Advice


This document provides guidance to duty holders of production installations on the provision of competent technical advice on management of SECE integrity throughout the asset lifecycle.

While “technical authority” is one of the most commonly used terms, a wide range of other titles may be used in relation to people providing competent technical advice, such as discipline engineer, operations support engineer, lead engineer, principal engineer or subject matter expert.

Irrespective of the terminology and job titles used, the underlying requirement is to provide competent technical advice throughout the lifecycle of an asset.

While this document is focussed on the requirements of production duty holders, it may be applied more widely within the offshore or other industries.

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