BOP & WELL CONTROL INSPECTIONS

BOP & WELL CONTROL

INSPECTIONS

BOP and well control equipment manage the high-risk part of the oil and gas extraction process, and undoubtedly represent the most critical components on any rig. It therefore goes without saying that the need for meticulous inspection and detailed reporting regimes for these sophisticated integrated and interdependent systems is essential.

 

ADC’s BOP & Well Control Inspection Division brings to bear over 30 years of subsea expertise with specialist inspection teams being fully conversant with the complete range of equipment from traditional manual controls through to Multi-plex electronic systems, ensuring all equipment measures up to current regulatory requirements and best practices.

 

Using API S53 as our benchmark, our core priority is the identification and pragmatic management of RISK. This is achieved through deploying multidisciplinary teams of

professionals who combine a ‘new hands’ technological expertise with an ‘old hands’ understanding of the acceptable operational parameters of systems and equipment.

 

Through the employment of our unique rapid reporting tool TRAMS3 we are not only able to provide essential risk assessment information including the levels of risk  identified, but also suggest the most appropriate remedial action. Essential information, provided in many cases when the inspection team is still aboard, enabling all relevant stakeholders to respond as rapidly as possible, ensuring costly downtime is kept to a minimum.

 

Our specialist teams inspect the mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and control system components of all Well Control Equipment (WCE) including diverter, riser, choke manifold, and BOP.

 

Our inspections encompass all risk assessment and surveillance activities in the equipment lifecycle, including CONOPS, HAZOP/HAZID, FMECA, FAT, Commissioning, Acceptance, Startup Support, and Troubleshooting & Remediation, and regulatory compliance.

 

Lastly, we strongly believe that rig documentation should be treated with the same importance as the onboard equipment, and as such it is therefore essential to involve and work with the rig contractor during the inspection process. In reviewing existing maintenance records and inspection reports our specialist engineers can advise on shortcomings and help support and encourage best practice, and in so doing provide the most comprehensive BOP and Well Control Inspection Service available anywhere in the world.

SCOPE OF WORK

Typical scope of work included in a specialist BOP and Well Control inspection:

 

1. NDT - MPI inspection records

2. Bolt torqueing equipment

3. Drape and flex hoses, moonpool and LMRP and hose management

4. Normar carrier or equivalent, BOP transporter

5. Visual Inspection Annular BOPs – look for wear key seating

6. Visual Inspection Ram Type BOPs - review dimensional checks on the cavities and the rams

7. Inspection BOP mounted choke and kill valves

8. Operator chamber tests - pressure and function

9. Visual inspection of wellhead connector and LMRP - look for wear key seating

10. General condition inspection and tests

11. BOP LMRP framework and guide structure

12. Accumulator pre-charge pressures, all systems

13. Marine riser and telescopic joints

14. Analysis of diverter system hook-up

15. Analysis of BOP controls system plumbing

16. Spare parts inventory

17. Planned preventive maintenance system

18. BOP and related equipment pressure tests

19. Choke and kill manifold plus related equipment

20. BOPs and control system function tests

21. Hydraulic closing system tests (drawdown test)

22. BOP and LMRP and other procedures

23. Drift test of BOP stack - annulars

24. Reference documents used (API-RP) (DECC)

25. Oversee surface hot stab function tests

26. Drill String Compensator (DSC)

27. 60K Riser Tensioner

28. 8K Guide line Tensioner

29. MPI/NDT documentation review of Riser & BOP handling tools

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS TYPICALLY USED:

 

API SPEC 6A – 20th Edition, October 2010 - Specification for Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment

 

API SPEC 16A – 3rd Edition, June 2004 - Specification for Drill-Through Equipment

 

API SPEC 16C – 2nd Edition, March 2015 -  Specifications for Choke and Kill Systems

 

API SPEC 16D – 2nd Edition, July 2004 - Specification for Control Systems for Drilling Well Control Equipment

 and Control Systems for Diverter Equipment

 

API RP 16Q 1st Edition,  November 1993 – Recommended Practice for Design, Selection, Operation

and Maintenance of Marine Drilling Riser Systems

 

API SPEC 16R – 1st Edition, January 1997 - Specification for Marine Drilling Riser Couplings

 

API SPEC 17D – 1st Edition, October 1992 - Specification for Subsea Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment

 

API Standard 53 - 4th Edition, November 2012 - Blowout Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells

 

API RP 7HU1 - Safe Use of 2-Inch Hammer Unions for Oilfield Applications

 

API RP 7L - Procedures for Inspection, Maintenance, Repair and Remanufacture of Drilling Equipment

 

API RP 59 - Recommended Practice for Well Control Operations

 

API RP 64 – 2nd Edition, November 2001 - Recommended Practice for Diverter Systems Equipment and Operations

 

ENERGY INSTITUTE IP 17 Volume 2 – High Pressure and High Temperature Operations

 

OIL & GAS UK - October 2016 - Guidelines for High Pressure, High Temperature Wells

CLIENTS:

ABS

AGR

APACHE CORPORATION

AWILCO DRILLING

BEDROCK DRILLING

BG GROUP

BP

BUREAU VERITAS

CAIRN ENERGY

CENTRICA ENERGY

CHEVRON

CLYDE & CO

CNR INTERNATIONAL

CNOOC

CONOCOPHILLIPS

DANA PETROLEUM

DEA GROUP

DNV.GL

DONG ENERGY

DUBAI PETROLEUM

ENI

ENQUEST

ENSCO PLC

GAZ DE FRANCE

GAZPROM

GLENCORE

HESS

INCE & CO

INPEX

JX NIPPON

KUWAIT OIL COMPANY

LR SENERGY

MAERSK OIL & GAS

MAERSK DRILLING

NEXEN

OCEAN RIG

OPHIR ENERGY

PERENCO

PETRONAS CARIGALI

PREMIER OIL

REPSOL

ROWAN DRILLLING

RWE GROUP

SASOL

SAUDI ARAMCO

SEADRILL

SEMBCORP

SHELF DRILLING

SPD

SUNCOR

TAQA

TOTAL

TRANSOCEAN

TULLOW OIL

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