Thursday, September 17th, 2015 and is filed under Oil and Gas Fun Facts
Blowout Preventer Video – To help stave off disaster, the Blowout Preventer, or BOP, is complex safety equipment designed to prevent the uncontrolled flow (formation kick) of formation fluids during the drilling and completion operations. Formation kicks have the potential to lead to catastrophic events known as blowouts, hence the name of the equipment, blowout preventer.
This short video explains the components and operation of the blowout preventer.
To learn more or to read the video transcript, see “What is a blowout preventer?”