This revised report provides guidance and general information on the management of process streams or equipment contaminated with minor concentrations of Naturally Occurring Radionuclides (NORs). Colloquially streams or installation parts contaminated with NORs are indicated as Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM). Uncontrolled work activities involving NORM can lead to unwanted exposure and dispersal posing a risk to human health and the environment. These risks – or doses stemming from the
exposure to ionizing radiation emerging from NORM – can be reduced by the adoption of appropriate controls to identify if and where NORM is present. Protection against the hazards of ionizing radiation are primarily implemented by utilizing best working practices at NORM work areas. This report acts as a road map and establishes uniform approaches on NORM management. This guidance is flexible and can accommodate regulatory variations under which individual IOGP member companies may be required to operate.
This translation of IOGP Report 412 (Version 2.0, March 2016) has been kindly supplied by the Petroleum Training and Qualifying Institute of Libya. The accuracy of the translation has not been verified by IOGP. IOGP accepts no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of
the translated report. In all cases, only the original English version is authentic. IOGP reports are subject to regular review and re-publication. IOGP cannot guarantee that unofficial translation reflects the most current version of any report.