Revised BOP and Well Control. Hydrogen sulfide concentration, and safety margin may require changes in BOP equipment and well control. Saudi Aramco has.
In an unusual move to improve personnel certification and training at the assistant driller level, Saudi Aramco’s Well Control Manual now requires that the assistant driller have a supervisor level well control certification. “It is unusual to be driving it down to the assistant driller,” said Saudi Aramco Petroleum Engineering Specialist Steve Smith. “It seems to us (the Well Control Committee) that the assistant driller is the one who has to shut the well down if needed and who is out there on the rig floor.” Under constant review, Saudi Aramco’s policies, procedures and equipment requirements for well control have been revised this year with publication of the fourth edition of the official Well Control Manual.
Toshiba 282 Copier Manual download there. D5g Cat Dozer Parts Manual download free. Mr Smith described the changes and equipment requirements during the IADC Well Control Middle East 2010 conference and exhibition in Bahrain 29-30 November. The manual’s fourth edition, now split into two volumes, contains major changes that impact Aramco operations and distributors.
According to Mr Smith, true to Aramco’s reputation as one of the toughest companies to qualify equipment, the revised edition includes tightened requirements for API monogrammed equipment, contains added requirements and configurations for 15,000 BOP systems, adds secondary choke and kill lines to 10,000-rated and higher BOP systems, and allows for the use of shear blind rams in Class B BOP stacks. Volume 1 of the manual outlines specific requirements, policies and procedures and Volume 2 contains general industry information that is destined to become an Aramco training manual for well control. Equipment requirements specify that annulars be rated at 2.5% H 2S at 180°F and 3- to 5,000-psi rams be rated at 10% H 2S at 250°F.