Reliability, Flexibility, Performance and Control
GE Oil & Gas ram Blowout Preventers (RBOPs) are the workhorse of modern drilling operations. The RBOP is relied upon to cycle hundreds of times during drilling, while standing ready to shear tubulars and isolate wellbore pressure in the event of an emergency. GE RBOPs are trusted worldwide to provide system reliability, configuration flexibility, operational performance and well control. API-monogrammed systems have passed a range of pressure tests from 500° F to 30° F, and full-rated working pressure tests to 300° F for eight hours using blind shear rams.
GE Oil & Gas provides a full range of industry-leading ram designs for superior performance in our blowout preventers (BOPs) for all surface and subsea applications. Our portfolio includes the following types of rams: Blind, Blind shear, Casing, Casing shear, Fixed bore, Pipe, Tubing, Variable and Wireline shear.
GE’s Blind Shear Rams are capable of severing tool joints up to 6-5/8” in diameter, through a combination of high-strength shear alloys and an automatic pipe centering feature. Increasing shearing flexibility offers drillers more options to shear pipe in order to maintain well control.