Drilling Blowout Prevention
In this bulletin, the AER announced the release of a new edition of Directive 036: Drilling Blowout Prevention Requirements and Procedures.
Section 1.7 defines blowout preventers, drill-through spools, drill-through adapter flanges, flexible bleed-off and kill-line hoses, ram blocks, and carriers as drill-through equipment.
Appendix 5 contains amended and new requirements for this equipment. The allowable duration for storage was increased, and minimum storage and document requirements were set out.
Appendix 5 also applies to blowout preventers for well servicing operations covered under Directive 037: Service Rig Inspection Manual.
Directive 036 is available on the AER website.