BOP Testing Automation

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The trifecta of improving process and personal safety while reducing rig time

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April 11 2024

Utilizing digital, automation and analytics technologies, BOPX provides a step change in both onshore and offshore Blow Out Preventer (BOP) pressure testing.

Automated process steps include the following: Automated pass/fail determination |Planning | Realtime remote monitoring | Reporting (PDF & data) | Pump and bleed off control | Valve actuation | Valve position | Leaking valve detection | Constant pressure/variable volume testing method (thus avoiding the pressure decay leak testing method).

Pros & Limitations
Improved process safety by: Consistency, less reliance on humans and identifying leaking valves
Test can be remotely monitored, our auditability and data/reports are tamperproof
Improved personal safety by: consistency, people removed from pressurized equipment, personel working at heights eliminated and reduced staff on site
Time savings by: Eliminating personal judgement, eliminating extended test time and quickly abort failing tests
Enables rig to rig benchmarking of time taken for testing
No 3rd party contractor, specialist or monitoring are required
Different rigs will have different improvement staircases, so analyzing performance is required after installation of the EZ (easy) Chart unit
Although relatively simple, training (ca. 4 hours) is required
Specification Title Specification Description
Areas of Application
Onshore | Offshore | Drilling | Completions | Workovers | Plug and Abandonments
Certifications / licences
Digital pressure recording required by BSEE (Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, U.S. Department of the Interior) and California’s DOGGR.
BSEE (Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, U.S. Department of the Interior) | BLM (Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior)
Priced for the onshore market, service technicians are NOT required after training.
Operators | Drilling Contractors | Specialist BOP Testing Service Companies
Tamper-proof data recording and reports | Consistency | Elimination of human interpretation of conventional analog circular charts pressure chart recorders
Operates in “stand-alone” mode, remoting monitoring optional.
Technical Support
Live 24/7 on call support center, remote desktop, screensharing, on call technicians.
Training takes approximately 4 hours, can be delivered via class room training (BOPX or customers office) and/or rig site on-the-job training.


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BOPX, LLC is an industry leader in providing advanced integrated BOP testing Solutions, Inspection and Verification Surveys, and a competent service staff for all field support activities. BOPX offerings combine strong engineering and manufacturing expertise, with innovative technologies, and high-quality support aimed at helping its customers increase overall efficiencies.

  • Complete BOP test planning, execution, and reporting
  • Regulatory approved for EZ Chart & EZ Test
  • Complete BOP test planning, execution, and reporting
  • Training
  • BOPX dedicated field support personnel services
  • BOP inspection & verification services
  • Project Management

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