- Gulf of Mexico
- Blowout Preventer
- Well Kick
Background:2010 blowout and subsequent spill from the Transocean Deepwater Horizon Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit(MODU) in the US Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS))
Deepwater Blowout Preventer (BOP) Reliability & Well Kicks
Since 1983, Sintef & Exprosoft have documented results from a number of detailed reliability studies of Blowout Preventer Systems (BOP). The objectives of this study was to:
- Ensure that the deepwater drilling business keep up the focus on the importance of BOP reliability and kick prevention
- Establish an overview of BOP stack layout for the various rigs, and further to highlight differences.
- Establish an overview of the various emergency control systems
- Present the deepwater BOP reliability time dependent trends.
- Highlight the impact of new equipment on the BOP reliability
«The quality of work performed by contractor was very high, illustrating strong knowledge of the subject matter, through analysis , and clear reporting of findings and result»
- Updated reliability overview of deepwater subsea BOPs world wide.
- Quantification of the deepwater well kick frequencies
- Important parameters contributing to the deepwater kick frequency