Research / Research

Examination of Blowout Preventer Pressure Test Frequency

Project Number
5010
Program
Progress Date
03/10/2020
Category
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
Bruce Hamilton, Daniel Fraser
Contracting Agency
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Contract Award Value
$475,171.00
Estimated Completion Date
08/29/2019
Description

This contract has the following three (3) main objectives: 1) Determining whether the overall BOP system’s reliability is enhanced or degraded by increasing the time interval between the mandatory in-situ pressure tests. 2) Establishing and moderating an ongoing dialogue with industry representatives, who shall inform BSEE of their experiences and results from BOP testing, and their justifications for or against extending testing interval. 3) Conducting cost benefit analysis of tentative extension of BOP testing intervals; conducting regulatory gap analysis with respect to BOP testing procedures, frequency, and reporting.

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Status
Completed
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Peer Review Status
N/A