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6 - BOP Control Systems

There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when planning effective blowout prevention, many of which are based on hard lessons learned from past incidents.

This course is designed to provide an overview of the systems and controlling elements employed, both for surface and subsea operations, in order to prevent kicks turning into blowouts.

We also take a look at the checks that should be made on the equipment and the API recommended practices that relate to all well control components and procedures.

Course duration: 30 Minutes

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Identify the main components of BOP control systems
  • Define the functions and operation of the system and components in relation to secondary well control
  • Conduct basic maintenance and inspections required on BOP control systems
  • Describe an overview of industry standards and key requirements that relate to the function, selection and operation of BOP control systems

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