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Loss of Well Control Occurrence and Size Estimators, Phase I and II

The Contractor shall update the existing HPHT well data by plotting bottom hole pressure and bottomhole temperature versus true vertical depth (TVD) for GOM wells that have been drilled from 2006 to 2014. These plots should distinguish between wells at greater than 1 OOOft water depth (deep water wells) and those wells in less than lOOOft water depth (shallow water wells). Information from BSEE's Technical Information Management System (TIMS) and eWell Permitting and Reporting System (eWell) will be necessary for the update including well log.

TAP-756-Capping Stack Technology Requirements

The purpose of this study was to determine the state-of-the-art of Capping Stack technologies. The assessment determined the differences between capping stacks currently in use by industry in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and overseas. This study also conducted an assessment of the current capping stack standards, compiled a list of recommended Potential Incidents of Non Compliance (PINC) with criteria and guidelines for design, manufacture, maintenance, and inspection of Capping Stacks that could be incorporated into BSEE regulations.

TAP-694-Formulating Guidance on Hydrotesting Deepwater Oil and Gas Pipelines

As oilfield exploration has moved into deeper waters, BSEE has encountered different approaches to hydrotesting deepwater pipelines and risers. There are different and various pipeline designs, for example, pipe-in-pipe and single pipe, which introduce specific problems to the BSEE pipeline engineers when considering hydrotest requirements. In shallow water fixed platform pipeline design, parameters such as product gradient, water depth, hydrotest pressures, and hydrotest location are well understood and accepted.

Blowout Preventer Maintenance and Inspection in Deepwater Operations

The study addresses and compares current BOP maintenance, inspection, and testing practices to codes, standards, existing regulations, and industry recommended practices. Quantitative risk studies were performed to identify the criticality of individual subcomponents with the BOP system, the reliability of the individual component, and the complete BOP system. The risk reports are FMECA and RAM, which provide the quantitative foundation for any proposed maintenance, inspection, and testing plan.

TAP-684-Effects of Water Depth on Deepwater E&P Equipment and Operations on the OCS

The objective of this study was to plan, organize, promote, and host a 2-day workshop offering a public venue for consultation between offshore deepwater energy industry experts and regulators to: identify the critical issues and effects of water depth on equipment and operations and
determine the adequacy of current regulations.

TAP-674-Deepwater Blowout Preventer (BOP) Reliability & Well Kicks - Phase I

The objectives of this study was to: Establish an updated reliability overview of deepwater subsea BOPs used in the Gulf of Mexico, U. S. OCS waters based on analysis of wells spudded during 2007 - 2009 and Establish a quantified overview of the deepwater well kick frequencies and important parameters contributing to the deepwater kick frequency in the various areas.

TAP-665-Enhanced Recovery Study

The objective of the project was to produce a technical and economic report of enhanced recovery technologies, techniques and processes aimed at increasing the potential to increase hydrocarbon recovery on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The report includes a summary of current offshore technologies incorporating artificial lift installations, such as gas lift and electrical submersible pumps (ESPs), waterflood, and subsea processing including boosting from the sea floor and from vertical caisson separators.

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