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Unformatted text preview: cation 16A did not require testing for rams under dynamic flowing conditions. The MMS regulatory response was to require operators to submit documentation showing that the shear rams that they used in their BOP were capable of shearing pipe in the hole under maximum anticipated surface pressures. This study followed an MMS‐funded research project in 2003 (TAR study number 431) that evaluated secondary intervention methods in well control. The goal of the research was to evaluate the capabilities of the secondary BOP intervention systems in place at the time of study, and identify the best practices in use and not yet in use. The objectives of the study were to compare and contrast the capabilities of available secondary intervention technologies; review and contrast existing secondary intervention systems in place on deepwater drilling rigs; discuss possible enhancements to existing systems, their benefits, and their costs; and recommend the best practices for operations in less than and greater than 3,500’ water depth. For a rig in the dynamically positioned (DP) mode operation wi...
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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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