OTC 2013: GE develops next-generation technology for shearing, sealing wellbore tubulars

GE Oil & Gas has won an OTC Spotlight Award for the deepwater BOP Blind Shear Ram.

GE BOP Blind Shear Ram
GE BOP Blind Shear Ram

Offshore staff

HOUSTON– GE Oil & Gas has won an OTC Spotlight Award for the deepwater BOP Blind Shear Ram.

It provides an industry-first capability to shear some 6⅝-inch drillpipe tool joints while achieving a wellbore seal holding up to 15,000 psi pressure differential. The patent-pending Blind Shear Ram is designed for use in the company’s ram BOPs.

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