List of Top BOP Manufacturers 

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  • Schlumberger

    Sponsored

    Established in the year 1926, Schlumberger is the world’s first well logging company. Recognized as one of the leading oilfield services companies in the world, Schlumberger is a major supplier of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry. The Houston-based firm has a global...

    1926
    1b - 10b
    10000+
  • National Oilwell Varco

    Sponsored

    NOV along with its group of companies has been providing technical expertise, advanced equipment and operational support to their customers from a very long time now. The company has marked its presence in almost every region of the world and across every area of drilling and production. NOV believes in purposeful innovation and through its...

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    1b - 10b
    10000+
  • Baker Hughes

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    With a firm base across 120 nations, Baker Hughes, a GE company is the world’s first and only full stream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. This energy giant draws on an illustrious past of invention, and harnesses the passion and rich experience of its people to enhance productivity across the global oil...

    1907
    10b - 50b
    10000+
  • Worldwide Oilfield Machine, Inc.

    Established in 1980, Worldwide Oilfield Machine (WOM) is a Houston based multinational company. It is a worldwide platform of engineering centers, manufacturing facilities, sales offices, and various other services. Worldwide Oilfield Machine group is a family consisting of WOM Inc., WOM ME, WOM UK, WOM Pvt. Ltd., Magnum Forge and Machine...

    1980
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    1000 to 5000
  • Control Technology Inc.

    Control Technology Inc is one of the fastest growing Canadian suppliers and manufacturers of Surface Mounted Well Control Equipment. With a rich and combined experience of 35 years in  BOP and Well Control Systems, Control Technology is leading the industry with their high-quality products, innovation, and reliability. The company wants its...

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    10 to 50
  • Alberta Petroleum Industries Ltd

    Alberta Petroleum Industries, a Canadian company, is an owned and operated business of the Delbridge family. The company has been in the industry since 1990. Their decades of experience and expertise is visible in their services and products. AP Industries are one of the leading BOP manufacturers of the nation and can be reached for any BOP...

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  • B.O.P. Products, Llc

    Texas-based B.O.P. Products, LLC was founded in 2005 and is a privately owned organization. It is an API 16A and ISO Licensed manufacturing company. The company started from 5,000 square foot facility and because of their consistent growth, they now occupy over 200,000 square foot facility. B.O.P Products supplies Blow Out Preventers, Ram...

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  • Kerui Petroleum

    Kerui Petroleum has established 16 technological development centers in its headquarter, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Houston, Calgary, etc., and its technical personnel account for 50% of the total employees. The Group now has branches, subsidiaries, technological service stations, and parts warehouses in 57 countries around the world, with...

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  • Weatherford International

    Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world's current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner.  We help you to build and maintain a more profitable well. Using exclusive well-construction technologies and flawless service execution, we set the stage for life-of-well integrity...

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  • Henderson Rigs & Equipment

    Established in the year 2006 at Houston, Henderson is a widely recognized supplier of new and refurbished drilling rigs and equipment to domestic and international drilling contractors. The firm engages a global network of quality vendors, which enables them to locate virtually any piece of equipment used on a drilling rig along with their own...

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Frequently Asked Questions: Blow Out Preventers (BOPs)


What is a BOP?

BOP refers to ‘blowout preventers’. Blowout preventers are large valves on the top of a well that may be shut down if the rig crew is unable to control formation fluids, a situation often indicated as ‘well-kick’ in the oilfield parlance.


What are the different types of BOP?

Fundamentally, there are two types of blowout preventers- Annular and Ram BOP. Ram-type BOPs can be further divided into Pipe Rams, Blind Rams, Shear Rams and Blind Shear Rams.


How does a Ram-type BOP work?

The functioning of Ram-type blowout preventers is very much similar to a gate valve, but uses a pair of opposing steel plungers, rams. They include rubber-faced steel rams that are brought at one point to shut the annular space outside the string of pipe in a well or open hole.


What is the usual BOP Stack Configuration?

Generally, the ram preventers are on the bottom and the annular preventers at the top in a model BOP stack configuration.


Why is it important to clean BOPs?

A dirty blowout preventer can be very dangerous as it will interfere with the internal working and thus, it is extremely important to clear the sand, junk and debris that accumulate within the cavities. Maintaining the cleanliness of the BOP will enhance safety and would bring about a reduction in operational costs.


Are there any guidelines for manufacturing of BOPs?

Yes. The design, manufacture and operation of BOPs is conducted in sync with the following standards: BSEE 2014, API 2004a, API 2004b, API 2012, PSA 2014a, PSA 2014b, NORSOK 2012, NORSOK 2013, API RP53.


How important it is to test BOPs?

It is extremely important to inspect, test and revamp the blowout preventer system at regular intervals owing to its decisive role in maintaining and enhancing the safety of the crew. Risk assessments are conducted and appropriate attention is directed to check if the operations are in sync with the type of the well and legal specifications.


How does an Annular BOP work?

The Annular Blowout Preventer works on hydraulic pressure. The equipment makes use of a ring of reinforced synthetic rubber which serves as a packing unit on all sides of the well bore to seal off the well.


What are BOP stacks?

A BOP stack is a way of installing blowout preventers in a particular configuration so that, the wellhead pressure from an oil well can be effectively controlled. Usually, two or more BOPs are connected on one stack. A regular stack of blowout preventer is composed of one to six ram-type blowout preventers and alternatively, one or two annular-type blowout preventers.


What are Internal BOPs?

Primarily used in drilling operations during a blowout, an internal blowout preventer is also referred to as an ‘inside blowout preventer’. In order to release the pressure, the tool is connected to a drill pipe. While a kick occurs in the drill string, this type of valve protects the rotary swivel, standpipe, mud pipes and drilling hose.


What are the new technologies that have come up w.r.t BOPs?

Since the time of invention, the blowout preventers have come a long way and technological developments like e-BOP, One Trip, Petrobras Initiative and the New Service Model are redefining the future of rig safety.


Is there an option to rent BOPs?

Yes. Considering the huge expenses involved in the purchase of blowout preventers, there are companies that specialise in renting out BOP equipment.


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