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This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat A double ram BOP is more compact and lighter than a stack of camerom single ram BOPs while providing the same functionality, and is thus desirable in many applications.
Land and subsea BOPs are secured to the top of the wellbore, known as the wellhead. Pipe rams close around a drill pipe, restricting flow in the annulus ring-shaped space between concentric objects between the outside of the drill pipe and the wellbore, but do not obstruct flow within the drill pipe.
Cameron inand was brought to market in by Cameron Iron Works. The annular blowout preventer was invented by Granville Sloan Knox in ; a U. Rams, or ram blocks, are of four common types: As of May it was unknown why the blowout preventer failed. Cameron —who operated a machine shop, formed the Cameron Iron Works in As a result, despite the ever-increasing demands placed on them, state of the art ram BOPs are conceptually the same as the first effective models, and resemble those units in many ways.
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Cameron ram-type blowout preventer
Retrieved 3 June When wells are drilled on land or in very shallow water where the wellhead is above viletype water line, BOPs are activated by hydraulic pressure from a remote accumulator. If the pressure filtype the formation fluid exceeds the hydrostatic pressure of the drilling mud, the oil or gas can blow out of the wellbore.
The permit for the Macondo Prospect by the Minerals Management Service in did not require redundant acoustic control means.
Blind rams also known as sealing ramswhich have no openings for tubing, can close off the well when the well does not contain a drill string or other tubing, and seal it.
They also can be closed manually by turning large wheel-like handles. Ram BOPs are typically designed so that well pressure will help maintain the rams in their closed, sealing position. Regulations typically require that an annular preventer be able to completely close a wellbore, but annular preventers are generally not as effective as ram preventers ciletype maintaining a seal on an open hole.
The DNV final report indicated that the second tube was acmeron segment of the drill string that was ejected after being cut by the blow out preventer shears. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Stack test valves are positioned at the bottom of a BOP stack and resist downward pressure unlike BOPs, which resist upward pressures.
By using a mechanical ram locking mechanism, constant hydraulic pressure need not be maintained. In addition to the standard ram functions, variable-bore pipe rams are frequently used as test rams in a modified blowout preventer fileyype known as a stack test valve.
Several control stations will be mounted around the rig.
Annular preventers have only two moving parts, piston and packing unit, making them simple and easy to xameron relative to ram preventers.
Rig’s blowout preventer last inspected in “.
In addition, limiting BOP weight and footprint are significant concerns to account for the limitations of existing rigs. Shear-type ram BOPs require the greatest closing force in order to cut through tubing occupying the wellbore. It was later discovered that a second fkletype of tubing got into the BOP stack at some point during the Macondo incident, potentially explaining the failure of the BOP shearing mechanism. Two control pods are provided on the BOP for redundancy. Pumps on the rig normally deliver pressure to the blowout preventer stack filettpe hydraulic lines.
The ends of the stems are squared off.
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Multiple blowout preventers of the same type are frequently provided for redundancyan important factor in the effectiveness of fail-safe devices. Retrieved 9 May Blowout preventers were developed to cope with extreme erratic pressures and uncontrolled flow formation kick emanating from a well reservoir during drilling.
When the rams are retracted, there is a passage for the drilling mud. Documents discussed during congressional hearings June 17,suggested that a battery in the device’s control pod was flat and that the rig’s owner, Transoceanmay have “modified” Cameron ‘s equipment for the Macondo site including incorrectly routing hydraulic pressure to a stack test valve instead of a pipe ram BOP which increased the risk of BOP failure, in spite of warnings from their contractor to that effect.
The drill string runs through the casing.
Cameron ram-type blowout preventer – Wikipedia
It has steel blades to shear the pipe and seals to seal the annulus after shearing the pipe. While drilling an oil or gas well, the top of the wellbore is lined with a casing. This page was last rma on 22 Octoberat