Configurations For Every Drilling Operation, Performance For Every Drilling Challenge
GE Oil & Gas Annular Blowout Preventer (ABOP) expertise dates back to 1948, when engineer Granville Knox invented the “GK” ABOP to seal around drill pipe. This spirit of innovation is a part of every BOP we offer, making GE Oil & Gas annulars among the preferred solutions for onshore and offshore drilling operations worldwide. GE Oil & Gas ABOPs offer longer uptime and extended service intervals, thanks to a configuration designed from the start for ease of maintenance and operation.
Our ABOPs feature only two moving parts, the hydraulic piston and packing unit, reducing component wear. A replaceable packing unit wear plate eliminates metal-to-metal contact, extending time between overhaul and repair intervals.
Elastomer compounds, engineered by GE, are designed, manufactured and tested in-house for reliable, consistent performance