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Unformatted text preview: control problems in a timely manner. Kick detection and response. The use of more accurate kick detection devices and other technological improvements will help to ensure that rig crews can detect kicks early and maintain well control. Better training also will allow rig crews to identify situations where hydrocarbons should be diverted overboard. Rig engine configuration (air intake locations). Assessment and testing of safety devices, particularly on rigs where air intake locations create possible ignition sources, may decrease the likelihood of explosions and fatalities in the event of a blowout. Blowout preventers. Improvements in BOP stack configuration, operation, and testing will allow rig crews to be better able to handle well control events. Remotely‚Äźoperated vehicles (ROVs). Standardization of ROV intervention panels and intervention capabilities will allow for improved response during a blowout. The Panel believes that the adoption of the proposed recommendations will improve the safety of offshore operations and will help to reduce the 8 likelihood...
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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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