Evaluate Oil and Gas Industry's Ability to Perform Blow-Out Preventer (BOP) Shearing Tests under Simulated Blowout Flow Conditions
The objective of this study was to identify test facilities capable of performing shearing tests under flowing well conditions. Typical flow rates and pressures observed in subsea drilling operations were requested from oil companies by the Contractor. The Contractor identified shearing test facilities, and evaluated if these facilities were capable of shearing under the determined flow conditions. Cost information for identified shearing were obtained from the facilities and submitted in the report to BSEE.