The Blow Out Preventer Act of 2010


#1

The BOP Act of 2010: http://bit.ly/aq4ZiI

So what do you guys think?


#2

Is it a new law or a revision of an old one? It is ENFORCEMENT of existing stuff that needs accomplishement.

Bottom line is if BP and MMS had read and followed their own rules and regulations in the first place, we would not be in the predicament we are now.

When industry and government are in bed together, it is like a Cougar and a gigolo, government is happy because they feel like they are facilitating commerce and not rocking the boat and industry gets what they want (4 minute permit approval and clueless enforcement) and the old bitch is happy.

Punish the individuals that ignored policy procedures and regulations to the fullest extent of the law including jail time and enforce the laws you have on the books. Quit closing the door after the horse has been left the barn.


#3

[QUOTE=john;38474]The BOP Act of 2010: http://bit.ly/aq4ZiI

So what do you guys think?[/QUOTE]

Unachievable, at this in ultra deepwater technology.
A law written by people with no technical understanding of the device.

The end of drilling in US deepwater.

It should read “The 30,000 people out of work act”


#4

http://www.manta.com/c/mmjc97f/production-associates vs http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagID=9174 Who do you think will have the most influence? As BMCSRetired suggested, enforce what is already on the books.


#5

[QUOTE=bnhpr;38622]Unachievable, at this in ultra deepwater technology.
A law written by people with no technical understanding of the device.

The end of drilling in US deepwater.

It should read “The 30,000 people out of work act”[/QUOTE]

For the purpose of the Act, “high risk well” pretty much included every well from what I read.


#6

[QUOTE=anchorman;38661]For the purpose of the Act, “high risk well” pretty much included every well from what I read.[/QUOTE]

I’ve never drilled on a low risk well…except a few duster from XOM, but they shure hoped they were oil. Turned out to be salt water…oops 1 billion dollars spent and no oil. I don’t see how its so cheap?


#7

[QUOTE=john;38474]The BOP Act of 2010: http://bit.ly/aq4ZiI

So what do you guys think?[/QUOTE]

Have I interpreted this correctly… ie it won’t come into force for atleast 1 more year?

Also, if the BOP’s now have to consist of 2x shear rams plus 2x casing shear rams, plus 2 or 3 pipe rams then the BOP is going to be a really big monster!


#8

The new BOP’s will be so big none of the current derricks will lift them. We will need to design, fund and build new rigs before anyone goes back to work.

[QUOTE=Alf;38777]Have I interpreted this correctly… ie it won’t come into force for atleast 1 more year?

Also, if the BOP’s now have to consist of 2x shear rams plus 2x casing shear rams, plus 2 or 3 pipe rams then the BOP is going to be a really big monster![/QUOTE]


#9

I’m reviving this old thread because there now may be a solution to the weight problem of adding more and more rams and functions onto the old style BOP design with hydraulic actuators.
A company in Norway is working on a electric BOP Stack that may be the thing of the future:

Here is the latest on this in Petro.no:
http://petro.no/na-fatt-aker-bp-a-utvikle-verdens-forste-elektriske-bop/267736


#10

Been working on it in the US too. http://www.noblecorp.com/about/ebop


#11

Looks like a winner as long as it can shear a Monel Collar.