Hydraulic Control Panels
29 June 2019
Lack of an adequate supply line is making us consider performing slick line ops over the top of a Tree for a gas well, without a 3-function "Elmar" Hydraulic Control Panel.
So we could open the TRSCSSSV with a hand-pump........lock-open the Actuator of the UMV with a Cap after pressuring with a single Haskel Pump. Leave the Haskel on the PWV to open to bleed-off as required.
Compared to an industry standard Hydraulic Control Panel this is sub-standard practice.
Undoubtedly it increases risk but.........is it completely against any set of rules/ regulations?
NORSOK does not appear to stipulate for Control Panels and therefore there does not appear to be any legal impediment to "carry-on regardless"?