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Why Are Aftermarket BOPs Important?

Why Are Aftermarket BOPs Important?

Aftermarket BOPs are very effective in oil drilling operations, although they receive less attention than brand-new blowout preventers. The truth is that pre-owned BOPs work similarly to new ones. The devices have been tested to ensure they are safe and that they can...

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3 More Reasons to Rent a BOP

3 More Reasons to Rent a BOP

If you are trying to decide between buying or renting a blowout preventer, there are many reasons to rent a BOP. As essential safety equipment in drilling sites, BOPs can be very costly when buying new ones. The good news is that you can rent a BOP when you don’t have...

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What is a BOP Stack?

What is a BOP Stack?

When you visit a drilling site ad hear the term “BOP stack,” you may wonder, “What is a BOP stack?” First, BOP is an acronym for a “blowout preventer,”  a piece of equipment that controls the pressure of a well during drilling. A BOP stack has several blowout...

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What is a Drill String and How Does it Work?

What is a Drill String and How Does it Work?

If you have ever visited an oil drilling site, you may wonder, “What is a drill string?” Drill strings are columns of drill pipes that are connected. send the drilling fluid to the drill bit through mud pumps and torque. The drilling rods in a drill string are...

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How Do BOPs Work?

How Do BOPs Work?

One of the most critical questions for an oil drilling employee or well owner is “How do BOPs work?” Blowouts cause disasters in drilling operations leading to serious injuries and even death. However, a blowout preventer (BOP) prevents these costly and dangerous oil...

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4 Essential Drilling Equipment

4 Essential Drilling Equipment

An oil drilling site is always busy with many moving parts, including essential drilling equipment, such as the oil rig. As a worker or stakeholder in the oil and gas industry, it’s vital to know the crucial components of an oil rig system, and where you can rent or...

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What Happens to Old Offshore Rigs?

What Happens to Old Offshore Rigs?

Offshore oil drilling is one of the most popular drilling methods, but what happens to old offshore rigs when the oil wells become depleted. The oil rigs used in offshore drilling are enormous structures floating on the water surface like skyscrapers. When the oil...

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What Causes a Blowout on an Oil Rig?

What Causes a Blowout on an Oil Rig?

Understanding what causes a blowout on an oil rig can help you devise strategies that ensure the workers’ safety during drilling operations. A blowout or oil rig explosion can be devastating and even cause deaths when not prevented. In 2017, CDC reported 69 fatalities...

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5 Types of Oil Rig Accidents

5 Types of Oil Rig Accidents

Working in oil-drilling sites exposes workers to various types of oil rig accidents that can cause injuries and deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 44 workers got fatally injured on around 431 oil rigs in Texas. Notably, the injuries...

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