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Unformatted text preview: . Some BOP components are designed to seal an open wellbore, some are designed to seal around tubular components in the well, some are fitted with hardened steel shearing surfaces to cut through drill pipe or casing, and others are designed to cut through drill pipe and seal the wellbore. A.
Design and Configuration Cameron manufactured the BOP stack used during drilling operations by the Deepwater Horizon. Cameron originally sold the BOP to R&B Falcon, which, as discussed previously, was acquired by Transocean. 319 Cameron delivered the final assembled BOP stack, which weighed approximately 650,000 pounds, to R&B Falcon in April 2000. 320 R&B Falcon provided Cameron with specifications for required functions and the preferred configuration of the desired BOP stack. 321 David McWhorter, Cameron vice president of engineering and quality, testified that Cameron assembled the stack according to R&B Falcon’s design specifications and in compliance with API specifications. 322...
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