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BOP Reliability


BOP Reliability Database

Definition: The creation of a global, centralized database of blowout preventer reliability information, the analysis of which can offer solutions to improve blowout preventer performance.

A BOP reliability database includes:

  • Defining the BOP data to be captured.
  • The means of capturing, qualifying the integrity of and distributing the data
  • Consensus on the ownership and management of the data and its distribution
  • Clearing legal and other obstacles to sharing data
  • The terms of analysis of the data to determine improvement opportunities

Summary of findings: Two significant efforts, put forward by OGP and a “Group of 7” drilling contractors, are currently underway to develop a robust, inclusive and comprehensive BOP reliability database. These two efforts intend to come together through a JIP. Others are considering starting efforts of their own as well.


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