I realize this is an old post to which the inquirer would already have the answers to, but for the benefit of others who use Spread, I'll answer anyway...
As most are aware, the original API RP53 was revised and re-issued in 2012 as API Standard 53
, Blowout Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells
. Section 6.5.3 covers test criteria, and states "a stabalized low and high test pressure shall be maintained for at least 5 minutes, with no visible leakage
." This is the minimum industry standard, but some operators require stabilization of up to 10 minutes for the high pressure tests as per their internal procedures. Low pressure tests are usually in 250-350 psi range, with the high pressure tests being the MEWHP or max pressure rating of the Well Control Equipment package (5k, 10k, or 15k). Frequency is once every 21 days while the WCE is in operation.
Hope that helps.
Eric S. Roth, RSP, MIIRSM
Managing Director - S-energy Consultants and Rig Integrity Global Services (RIGS)[email protected]