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Unformatted text preview: sure tests, actuation and inspections of the BOP system in the driller’s report. The lessee was also required to: Record BOP test pressures on pressure charts; Require onsite representation to sign and date BOP test charts and reports as correct; Document the sequential order of BOP and auxiliary equipment testing and the pressure duration of each test (subsea BOPs record closing times for annular and ram BOPs); Identify the control station and pod used during the test; Identify any problems or irregularities observed during BOP system testing and record actions taken; and Retain all records at the facility for the duration of drilling the well. Additionally, operators had to maintain complete and accurate records of all well activities including records of any significant malfunction or problem. 422 K. Regulatory Improvements At the time of the Macondo blowout, MMS did not have a comprehensive set of regulations specifically addressing deepwater technology, drilling, or well design. Regulations applicable at that time to both shallow water and deepwater drilling operations were captured in 30 CFR ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course BEPP 305 taught by Professor Nini during the Fall '11 term at UPenn.

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