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Unformatted text preview: number of steps immediately following the BOP’s retrieval designed to preserve the condition of the BOP stack. The goal of these preservation measures was to displace seawater and BOP stack fluids within the BOP control system, the hydraulic operating system, and the stack cavities to minimize corrosion of the BOP stack upon exposure to the atmosphere. To do this, it was necessary to function a number of the BOP stack components; however, three sections of drill pipe were discovered inside the BOP stack. The sections of the drill pipe were removed and preserved for further analysis. The JIT modified the preservation procedures to prevent disturbance of the additional drill pipe found inside the BOP stack, and immediately took steps for wellbore preservation steps in preparation for transport to shore. After the preservation steps were completed, a barge transferred the BOP stack to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Michoud facility is a secure federal...
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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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