Since 2010, more than 100 exploration and production industry standards were created or strengthened, including standards for safety and environmental management, well design, blowout prevention
and spill response.
In addition, the company offers various oilfield services, including wellsite services during the drilling and completion stages of a well, such as blowout prevention
, surface valve, and flowback services for horizontal and vertical wells in oil, natural gas and NGL production regions in North America.
The interior secretary, Sally Jewell, building upon internal reforms begun by her predecessor, Ken Salazar, recently proposed tough rules mandating updated control equipment and blowout prevention
PFR operates in Texas and Oklahoma, providing customers with fishing and rental tools, blowout prevention
tools, air drilling equipment, pumps and tanks, among others.
After the declaration of state of emergency, NIDC quickly dispatched a blowout prevention
team to the place," he said, adding that Fath drilling equipment were used for securing the well.
He describes common hidden dangers and remedies for blowout prevention
systems, choke lines, choke and kill manifolds, drilling fluid recovery pipeline, relief pipe installation, inside blowout preventers, liquid-gas separators, vacuum degassing, fireproofing and explosion-proofing, and preventing hydrogen sulfide.
In addition to more reliable blowout prevention
systems, the committee asked for formal maintenance and testing procedures and better operator training.
The company reached agreements with well partners Anadarko Petroleum and Mitsui, as well as with Cameron International, the maker of the blowout prevention
equipment for the well.
Last year's Deepwater Horizon Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico taught us that if we insist on additional safeguards for offshore oil wells, such as acoustic control systems for blowout prevention
, future spills might be more promptly contained.
Insurance premiums will also rise, as will investment costs for maintenance, contingency planning and the infrastructure needed to provide safeguards such as blowout prevention
devices, sensors, and oil-spill-response vehicles and equipment.
On September 30, 2010, the Department of the Interior announced two new rules intended to "help improve drilling safety by strengthening requirements for safety equipment, well control systems, and blowout prevention
practices on offshore oil and gas operations, and improve workplace safety by reducing the risk of human error.
In light of the BP spill in the Gulf and safety reforms we are implementing, we will also be carefully evaluating the project's proposal for oil-spill response, blowout prevention
and other safety requirements," said Kendra Barkoff, a department spokeswoman.