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Unformatted text preview: ontrol at all times. As provided in 30 C.F.R. § 250.146, operators and contractors are jointly and severally liable for the failure to comply with all applicable regulations. J. Subsea BOP Regulatory Requirements MMS regulations established certain requirements related to BOP stack maintenance, testing, recordkeeping and inspections. Some of these regulations incorporated by reference API Recommended Practices (“RP”), which meant that compliance with an incorporated API RP was required as directed by the regulation. 416 This section discusses relevant MMS regulations in place at the time of the blowout. 1. General BOP Requirements 30 CFR § 250.440 required operators to design, install, maintain, test and use the BOP system and system components to ensure well control. The working‐pressure rating of each BOP component had to exceed maximum anticipated surface pressures. The BOP system includes the BOP stack and associated BOP systems and equipment. BP calculated the Macondo well maximum ant...
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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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