FORGED BOP Blowout Preventer System Valve Components for Oil Well
The Blowout Preventer, or BOP, is safety equipment designed to prevent uncontrolled flow of formation fluids during drilling and completion operations. BOP is used to close the wellhead when oil test, workover and completion operating. During drilling, mud is pumped down the drill string to lubricate and cool the bit, and provide equalizing pressure in the well. If the well's hydro-static pressure falls below the formation's pressure, a kick can occur, allowing gas, oil, and salt water fluids to enter the well bore.