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BSEE Well Control Rule fuels demand for SAM systems

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As a global provider of specialised subsea solutions to the oil and gas industry, Trendsetter Engineering has been supplying Subsea Accumulator Modules (SAM) throughout the world, including Arctic environments.

Trendsetter’s SAM systems have been deployed in a variety of roles, including as a simple BOP stand-by unit and as a key component to augment subsea pig launch systems. Depending on the project, the SAM can be utilised as a simple stand-by source of hydraulic power or can be equipped with complex controls and acoustic communications.

The recent Rig Specific Requirements prescribed in the Well Control Rule have placed additional demands on a rig’s BOP accumulation and flow requirements including the following:

§ 250.734(b)(2) - Have the accumulator capacity located subsea…;

The accumulator capacity must:

  • Operate each required shear ram, ram locks, one pipe ram, and disconnect the LMRP.
  • Have the capability of delivering fluid to each ROV function via flying leads.

§ 250.734(a)(4) - The ROV must be capable of opening and closing each shear ram, ram locks, one pipe ram, and LMRP disconnect under MASP conditions as defined for the operation.

Trendsetter Engineering has responded to this requirement by making our SAM equipment available for industry access.

Our systems have been used in the past to ensure compliance in the Alaskan arctic by providing a means to remotely access a BOP Panel on a submerged BOP. The flexibility of our compact design allows us the ability to modify the SAMs to suit the application, making them ideal for any application.

Whether renting a SAM from Trendsetter’s existing inventory, or purchasing one designed for your particular application, Trendsetter has the expertise and track record to provide you with a SAM unit that will ensure you maintain regulatory compliance.

Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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