Oil & Gas UK issues new BOP guideline

Oil & Gas UK has released issue 2  of its guidelines on Blowout Preventer (BOP) operations for offshore wells to improve cross industry understanding of well-related issues on the UK Continental Shelf  (UKCS).

Oil & Gas UK issues new BOP guidline
Oonagh Werngren, Oil & Gas UK’s operations director

In addition to providing operators, drilling and well service companies and other duty-holders active in UK well operations with the latest industry guidance for operating subsea BOPs, issue 2 includes guidance for offshore surface BOPs.

Oonagh Werngren, Oil & Gas UK’s operations director, said: “The publication of this document is an excellent example of what can be achieved through collaborative work across the industry. It demonstrates the commitment of Well Life Cycle Practices Forum (WLCPF) members, together with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), to continually reviewing and improving safety and performance in all aspects of well practices.”

WLCPF, a permanent body coordinated by Oil & Gas UK which emerged as the UK industry’s response to the lessons arising from the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico, will outline the evolution of well practices and highlight the latest updates on both BOP and well integrity guidelines at the Oil and Gas Industry conference on June 11 and 12 at Aberdeen’s Exhibition and Conference Centre. The session will include input from the US. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), following their four year investigation post Deepwater Horizon.

The guidelines are available to Oil & Gas UK forum members to download for free via the Oil & Gas UK extranet or to others in CD format here

Press Release, May 12, 2014;

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