API Std 53

 

API Std 53

Blowout Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells Edition: 4th
American Petroleum Institute / 01-Nov-2012 / 124 pages

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T he purpose of this standard is to provide requirements on the installation and testing of blowout prevention equipment systems on land and marine drilling rigs (barge, platform, bottom-supported, and floating).

Blowout preventer equipment systems are comprised of a combination of various components. The following components are required for operation under varying rig and well conditions:

a)blowout preventers (BOPs);
b)choke and kill lines;
c)choke manifolds;
d)control systems;
e)auxiliary equipment.

The primary functions of these systems are to confine well fluids to the wellbore, provide means to add fluid to the wellbore, and allow controlled volumes to be removed from the wellbore

Diverters, shut-in devices, and rotating head systems (rotating control devices) are no longer addressed in this standard (see API 64 and API 16RCD, respectively) as their primary purpose is to safely divert or direct flow rather than to confine fluids to the wellbore.

The 4th edition of this document is being published as a Standard as opposed to a Recommended Practice to bring additional consistency to the industry on how BOP systems are inspected, maintained, tested and operated. In this revision, consideration was given to recommendations made by the Joint Industry Equipment Task Force and other organizations following the Macondo incident. International oil and gas operators, manufacturers, and contractors participated in this revision and incorporated those recommendations that were pertinent to the standard.

API 53 focuses on those items specific to BOP equipment systems for drilling operations and is reorganized into major sections that contain provisions for surface BOP systems, subsea BOP systems, and those that apply to both.

The API Standards Program, which dates back to the 1920s, is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and provides an ongoing forum for continuous improvement by, and collaboration among, companies, regulators, and other industry stakeholders. Over 100 API E standards are referenced in government regulations and raise the level of safety performance across the industry.



Product Code(s): G05304,G05304

This product references:ANSI/API Spec 5L - Specification for Line Pipe, Forty-fourth Edition, Includes Errata and Addendums 1 (2009), 2 (2010), and 3 (2011)
ANSI/API Spec 6A - Specification for Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment, Twentieth Edition (ISO 10423:2009 Modification), Includes Errata (Jan. and Nov. 2011), Addenda 1(Nov 2011), 2 (Nov 2012), 3 (March 2013)
API Spec 16A - Specification for Drill Through Equipment, 2004
ANSI/API Spec 16C - Choke and Kill System
API Spec 16D - Specification for Control Systems for Drilling Well Control Equipment and Control Systems for Diverter Equipment Second Edition
API Spec 17D - Design and Operation of Subsea Production Systems-Subsea Wellhead and Tree Equipment, Second Edition; ISO 13628-4 (Identical), Design and operation of subsea production systems-Part 4: Subsea wellhead and tree equipment
ANSI/API RP 17H (R2009) - Recommended Practice for Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Interfaces on Subsea Production Systems (Identical to ISO 13628-8: 2002)
API RP 75 (R2008) - Recommended Practice for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities
API RP 500 (R2002) - Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities Classified as Class I, Division I and Division 2
ANSI/API RP 505 (R2002) - Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities Classified as Class I, Zone 0, and Zone 2
ANSI/ASME B1.20.1-1983 (R2006) - Pipe Threads, General Purpose (Inch)
ANSI/ASME B31.3-2010 - Process Piping
ANSI/NACE MR0175-2009 - Petroleum and natural gas industries - Materials for use in H2S-containing environments in oil and gas production - Parts 1, 2, and 3 (Identical to ISO 15156-1:2009, 15156-2:2009, and 15156-3:2009)
ASME BPVC-VIII-1-2010 - 2010 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC), Section VIII, Division 1: Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels, Includes 2011 Addenda Reprint
ASME BPVC-VIII-2-2010 - 2010 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC), Section VIII, Division 2: Alternative Rules, Includes 2011 Addenda Reprint
ASME BPVC-VIII-3-2010 - 2010 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC), Section VIII, Division 3: Alternative Rules for Construction of High Pressure Vessels, Includes 2011 Addenda Reprint
ASME BPVC-IX-2010 - 2010 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC), Section IX: Welding and Brazing Qualifications, Includes 2011 Addenda Reprint
This product replaces:API RP 53 - Recommended Practices for Blowout Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells

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