Blowout preventer systems; Quality (ICS code(s): 03.120); Environmental protection (ICS code(s): 13.020); Equipment for petroleum and natural gas industries (ICS code(s): 75.180); Petroleum products and natural gas handling equipment (ICS code(s): 75.200)
Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf--Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Revisions; (12 page(s), in English)
Proposed rule - The Department of the Interior (DOI or Department), through the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), is proposing to revise certain regulatory provisions published in the 2019 final well control rule for drilling, workover, completion, and decommissioning operations. BSEE is proposing these revisions to clarify blowout preventer (BOP) system requirements and to modify certain specific BOP equipment capability requirements. This proposed rule would provide consistency and clarity to industry regarding the BOP equipment and associated operational requirements necessary for BSEE review and approval and would further ensure operations are conducted safely and in an environmentally responsible manner.