Waiver Process and Additional Services

All FPS shippers must meet the quality specification as set out in their Transportation and Processing Agreement (TPA). An FPS waiver is required when:
  • there is an expectation that the Shippers’ Pipeline Liquids will not meet their quality specification; or
  • when the Shippers’ Pipeline liquids have breached their quality specification
Failure to complete and submit a request for an FPS waiver in a timely fashion may, in particular if it causes a safety issue, result in the shippers’ production being restricted or shut-in. 

FPS shippers must not deliver Pipeline Liquids into FPS that do not meet their TPA quality specification unless they have an approved waiver from FPS. BP will invoice shippers for all costs incurred in assessing FPS waiver requests and in handling the off-specification pipeline liquids. 

The below presentation gives an overview of FPS’ contaminant management and waiver process. 

 Contaminant Management Presentation (ppt, 1239KB)