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National Supply Builds 15,000-Psi Subsea BOP
And Wellhead System
National Supply Company has shipped to British Petroleum Ltd. a unique 15,000-psi subsea well- head system to be used in the
The BOP stack and individual components were successfully tested in December at National's
Houston Wellhead Plant and shipped on schedule for subsea installation. 11" X 13H " 15,000 PSI
CASING "straightforward" development of the concepts used in the com- pany's present designs. It used two 15,000-psi double-ram pre- venters for the main BOP assem- bly and a 10,000-psi annular pre- venter for the lower riser package.
This 11-inch, 15,000-psi well- head design concept is the first application on a National Sea
King 13-5/8-inch, 10,000-psi well- head. This design can be utilized in all other sizes of National's 10,000-psi Sea King wellhead equipment.
The key advantage to this sys- tem is the flexibility it provides the customer. It allows him to up- grade his National equipment to higher ratings when required.
National Supply developed the industry's first underwater prod- uct unit, placed in Lake Erie in 1957, and designed the first sub- sea production unit to go into operation in the North Sea.
A division of Armco Steel Cor- poration, National Supply Com- pany manufactures the most complete line of oil-field drilling machinery and related equipment in the industry.
For additional information on the 15,000-psi subsea wellhead system, write to William Marmac,
National Supply Co., Division of
Armco Steel Corporation, 1455
West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027.
How crossover to 15,000 psi was per- formed is demonstrated in this drawing.
Components shown in white were devel- oped to allow 15,000 psi completion within existing 10,000-psi-rated equip- ment, shown shaded in drawing.
The new National system fea- tures a unique "crossover" that allows a 15,000 psi completion within existing 10,000-psi-rated equipment. This approach offers the customer the higher rated equipment at considerable savings.
BP engineers came to National
Supply for assistance after run- ning into unexpectedly high pres- sures in the North Sea. No subsea wellhead system then available was rated for more than 10,000 psi. Without properly rated equip- ment, the potential of the discov- ery could not be properly assessed.
National's engineers designed the new 15,000-psi BOP stack and wellhead equipment to be used with existing 10,000-psi- rated equipment.
The advantages to this ap- proach are: • The well could be drilled in and established with readily avail- able equipment. • Use of standard National wellhead components saves on well costs. • The system requires fewer new components. • The system could be used with BP's existing National equip- ment.
The BOP stack is a relatively
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