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  1. US House panel's hearing on gulf oil spill focused on BOP

    Online Articles

    Thu, 13 May 2010

    focused on possible blowout preventer ( BOP ) problems on May 12 in a second day of congressional ..... his opening statement. He said that the BOP apparently had a significant leak in a key hydraulic system, that the BOP had been modified “in unexpected ways

  2. BP installs fully functioning BOP on Macondo

    Online Articles

    Sun, 5 Sep 2010

    Sept. 4 after having installed a different BOP on the well the previous day. An Apr. 20 blowout ..... 5, “Where we are at now with the new BOP on the well is we basically have secured this ..... the top of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) BOP on Sept. 2 at 4:25 p.m. CDT

  3. Weather delays Deepwater Horizon BOP swap

    Online Articles

    Mon, 30 Aug 2010

    semisubmersible blowout preventer with another BOP , a federal spokesman said Aug. 30. National ..... on equipment and lines that will lift the BOP off the blown-out Macondo well in 5,000 ..... try to remove the capping stack from the BOP and then lift the BOP itself. The work

  4. BP removes Deepwater Horizon BOP from Macondo

    Online Articles

    Fri, 3 Sep 2010

    continue to closely monitor progress as the BOP , which along with the latching device weighs ..... m. CDT on Sept. 3. Plans call for a BOP from Transocean Ltd.’s Development Driller ..... to replace the failed Deepwater Horizon BOP before crews finish drilling a relief well

  5. SUBSEA BOP STACK BUILT FOR CASPIAN DRILLING

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 16 Dec 1991

    accommodate pipe up to 17 in. OD. The ram BOP has a working pressure of 10,000 psi and ..... pressure of 15,000 psi. The Spherical BOP has a working pressure of 5,000 psi and ..... testing took 10 days, with actual testing of BOP components lasting 8 days. Rigging down

  6. Past discussion of BOP problems is not scandalous

    Online Articles

    Fri, 14 May 2010

    mystery in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, of course, is the BOP ’s apparent failure. On the basis of concerns raised in papers ..... alleges that the industry possessed incriminating foreknowledge of BOP problems. Her web site says she has “uncovered technical

  7. Past discussion of BOP problems is not scandalous

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 24 May 2010

    mystery in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, of course, is the BOP 's apparent failure. On the basis of concerns raised in papers ..... alleges that the industry possessed incriminating foreknowledge of BOP problems. Her web site says she has "uncovered technical reports

  8. MMS eases rule For BOP testing

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 8 Jun 1998

    effective June 30, allows an operator up to 14 days between BOP pressure tests. Tests had been required every 7 days. MMS based ..... study that found no statistical difference in failure rates for BOP systems tested at a 7-day interval with those tested at a 14

  9. DOI proposes new offshore BOP , well-control regulations

    Online Articles

    Tue, 14 Apr 2015

    best practices, standards, and specifications. The well’s BOP was a significant failure point in the Macondo well incident, but several other ..... engineering best standards that reduce risk,” he noted. Updated BOP standard Officials from oil and gas associations said they were

  10. Surface BOP technology steps into deeper water with DP vessels

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 3 May 2004

    of field development. Although surface BOP equipment has been utilized previously ..... drilling unit Stena Tay using a surface BOP drilling system to more than 17,000 ft ..... include: The first deployment of a surface BOP drilling system from a dynamically positioned

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