The audit was conducted on 20 and 21 April 2021.
Experience from other supervisory activities has shown that the maintenance, modification and recertification of BOP systems may present challenges.
Findings following incidents have also identified issues around training in the operation of BOP systems. There also appear to be challenges associated with feeding experience and learning back to the equipment supplier.
The audit therefore included a review of systems for recording incidents with the equipment, and follow-up of such incidents. This included analyses, investigations and knowledge sharing internally and with customers.
Cameron is an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) of BOP (Blowout Preventer) valves and associated control functions. These are safety-critical items of well control equipment. The objective of the audit was to verify how the OEM organises the use and maintenance, repair, remanufacture and recertification after equipment has been sold or leased to facility owners, drilling contractors, well service companies and operators. This included systems for recording and following up incidents and sharing lessons learned.
No non-conformities or improvement points were identified during the audit.