BOP pressure test timesI'm looking for reference documentation on length of BOP tests during
operations. The reference we have found are the Operations guidelines
of the drilling contractors and the RP53 of 1997.
API 16A Specification for Drill Through Equipment (BOP) only covers
New Equipment however, there is an API Recommended Practice RP53 for
field testing. I have attached the relevant pages from the RP53
indicating what is specified and for both the low pressure and high
pressure the duration is ”œShould be stable for at least 5 minutes”.
Many thanks for your help.
Senior Drilling Engineer
Nexen Petroleum U.K.Ltd
Tel. +44 (0) 1224 351205
Mob. +44 (0) 771 049 1694
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