Class Code: 6216
Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:
Code 6216 applies to oil field specialist contractors who perform well maintenance operations at oil lease sites and are not otherwise classified. This classification includes but is not limited to well maintenance (lubricating, etc.), oil treating services, oil field roustabout services, pumpers, and tank cleaning services.
Refer to Code 1320 for employees of an oil or gas lease owner/operator.
Oil field roustabout services include plumbing operations and cleaning, maintenance, and repair of auxiliary equipment, as well as miscellaneous work at the oil or gas lease site as needed.
Oil treating operations include heat treating of subgrade oil stored in tank batteries and the cleaning of auxiliary equipment using steam cleaning equipment.
Tank cleaning service consists of removal of paraffin and residue from the interior of tank batteries and spreading the residue on oil lease roads.
Tank truck operations servicing oil well sites are classified to Code 6216. These employers deliver specialty brine water that is used to facilitate the removal of cuttings during the drilling process. The water is placed into a frac tank near the drilling rig and which the driller will draw from during the drilling process. These employers usually remove waste water from these sites, which is a by-product of the drilling process. The waste water is generally in a containment pit where suction hoses are installed. The water is pumped into the tank truck and taken to a designated disposal site. The spreading of by-products on agricultural fields is not included in Code 6216.
Extra-Territorial Classification Guidelines:
The following material was developed by NCCI to be used as a guide by auditors and underwriters in the determination of premium for contracting (construction risks) with extra-territorial employments where no company guidelines have been established for this purpose. Construction classifications are indicated by the addition of a construction code symbol (•) next to the classification code number.
When a portion of the operations of a risk are insured in a monopolistic state fund, consider the special rules and requirements that may exist in such cases.
Related Operations Not Classified to Code 6216:
Refer to Code 6213 for the leasing of specialty tools and equipment used by drilling contractors.
Refer to Code 7515 for pipeline construction and pipeline maintenance.
Code 6216 is a “not otherwise classified” (NOC) classification. The following is a representative list of operations somewhat related in nature to Code 6216 operations that are not assigned to Code 6216:
|Oil or Gas—Lease Operator
|Oil or Gas—Pipeline Construction
|Oil or Gas—Pipeline Operation
|Oil or Gas—Well—Cementing
|Oil or Gas—Well—Cleaning or Swabbing of Wells—By Specialist Contractor—No Drilling
|Oil or Gas—Well—Drilling or Redrilling
|Oil or Gas—Well—Installation or Recovery of Casing
|Oil or Gas—Well—Instrument Logging or Survey Work Contractor
|Oil or Gas—Well—Perforating of Casing
|Oil or Gas—Well—Specialty Tool & Equipment Leasing NOC
|Oil Still Erection or Repair
In addition to this representative list, one should review sources such as the alphabetical index in this manual to determine whether a classification other than Code 6216 or a classification other than a classification on the above list is applicable to the operation(s) being reviewed for classification purposes.
CROSS-REF. GAS OR OIL—LEASE WORK NOC—NATURAL GAS—BY SPECIALIST CONTRACTOR & DRIVERS
(N/A FL, NM, TX)
|Includes laying or taking up flow lines and water lines; tank truck operations servicing gas or oil well sites; and installing central pumping units. The following operations are not included in Code 6216 and must be separately rated: pipeline construction, tank building, rig or derrick erecting or dismantling, installing or recovering casing, drilling, cementing, cleaning and swabbing wells, or well shooting. Not applicable to owner/operators of a gas or oil lease operation, or to a risk under contract with the lease owner that performs all operations necessary to work a gas or oil lease.
Drill site preparations including but not limited to clearing land; building lease roads, slush pits, levees, or fire walls; and lease beautification or dirt work performed by a specialist contractor are classified to codes applicable to these operations, provided the services are performed prior to rig erection. Specialist contractors who perform these services during or after rig erection are assigned to Code 6216.