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Unformatted text preview: ase of a loss of the power fluid connection to the surface. The accumulator system had to meet or exceed the provisions of Section 13.3 in API RP 53, Recommended Practices for Blowout Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells. The BOP system had to include an operable dual‐pod control system to ensure proper and independent operation of the BOP system. Before removing the marine riser, the operator had to displace the riser with sea‐water. The operator had to maintain sufficient hydrostatic pressure or take other suitable precautions to compensate for the reduction in pressure and to maintain a safe and controlled well condition. Additionally, all subsea BOP systems were required to meet the conditions set forth in 30 CFR § 250.443. This regulation required all systems to include: An automatic backup to the primary accumulator‐charging system; At least two BOP control stations (one station on the drill floor and the other in a readily accessible location away from the drill floor); Side ou...
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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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