Blowout Preventer

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blowout preventer

[′blō‚au̇t pri‚ven·tər]
(petroleum engineering)
Any one of several types of valves used on the wellhead to prevent the loss of pressure either in the annular space between drill pipe and casing or in the open hole during drilling completion operations.

Blowout Preventer


a device for the hermetic sealing of a well during drilling. It is used to prevent the open gushing of oil or gas.

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Due to extensive section milling operations required on the project, Coretrax provided its BOP cleaning and swarf recovery string to remove swarf from ram cavities and protect the blow out preventer (BOP).
Following a severe storm lasting several days, the Company performed a routine inspection of the conductor, well head and blow out preventer systems using a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV).
Its next generation blow out preventer the "SBOP" is a state of the art event eliminator that uses the wells own pressure to assist in the closure of its "Split Ball" valve.
Tenders are invited for Hiring Of Services For Inspection, Refurbishment And Recertification Of Oils Blow Out Preventer
VRC) announced today that it has introduced an innovative new blow out preventer ("BOP"), the LXT Ram, designed to improve safety and efficiency of drilling operations.
will unveil its latest product, the BlueGuard Blow Out Preventer (BOP) Protector, at the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, between May 5-8, 2014.
Early reports indicated that the deadly explosion and subsequent gas fire were partly the result of a failed blow out preventer as was the case in British Petroleum (BP) 2010 Gulf oil spill.
NYSE:MRL) today reported the anticipated departure date of the MARINE 500 has been delayed a week or two due to difficulties encountered during the commissioning of the blow out preventer ("BOP") and related control system.
The commissioning of the other systems that are dependent on the hydraulic system, including the top drive, the crown mounted compensator, the blow out preventer ("BOP"), the BOP crane and the BOP carrier have also been delayed.
Eni plans to install the wellhead and Blow Out Preventer (BOP) on the 20 casing before drilling the 17A' hole to a target depth of around 3,000m.
Cameron has now sold four 20,000-plus psi blow out preventers, establishing ourselves as a proven leader in this emerging market.
OTCBB:SHMT) today announced that it has decided to strategically expand its business by actively seeking new product lines that complement its core business, which currently consists of machining and manufacturing energy field service products including exploration drilling tools, blow out preventers and expandable tubular products for its customers.