BOP pressure test times

I'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.

Eric Kipperman
Senior Drilling Engineer
Nexen Petroleum U.K.Ltd

Tel. +44 (0) 1224 351205
Mob. +44 (0) 771 049 1694
4 Answer(s)

Support Spread

We need the support of our members to keep our forum online. If you find the information on spread useful please consider a donation