30 CFR 250.1623 - Well-control fluids, equipment, and operations.

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§ 250.1623 Well-control fluids, equipment, and operations.
(a) Well-control fluids, equipment, and operations shall be designed, utilized, maintained, and/or tested as necessary to control the well in foreseeable conditions and circumstances, including subfreezing conditions. The well shall be continuously monitored during well-completion and well-workover operations and shall not be left unattended at any time unless the well is shut in and secured;
(b) The following well-control fluid equipment shall be installed, maintained, and utilized:
(1) A fill-up line above the uppermost BOP,
(2) A well-control fluid-volume measuring device for determining fluid volumes when filling the hole on trips, and
(3) A recording mud-pit-level indicator to determine mud-pit-volume gains and losses. This indicator shall include both a visual and an audible warning device.
(c) When coming out of the hole with drill pipe or a workover string, the annulus shall be filled with well-control fluid before the change in fluid level decreases the hydrostatic pressure 75 psi or every five stands of drill pipe or workover string, whichever gives a lower decrease in hydrostatic pressure. The number of stands of drill pipe or workover string and drill collars that may be pulled prior to filling the hole and the equivalent well-control fluid volume shall be calculated and posted near the operator's station. A mechanical, volumetric, or electronic device for measuring the amount of well-control fluid required to fill the hole shall be utilized.

Title 30 published on 2013-07-01

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  • 2013-10-01; vol. 78 # 190 - Tuesday, October 1, 2013
    1. 78 FR 60208 - Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf—Adjustment of Service Fees
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
      Final rule.
      This final rule becomes effective on October 1, 2013.
      30 CFR Part 250

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U.S. Code: Title 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
U.S. Code: Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

Title 30 published on 2013-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 30 CFR 250 after this date.

  • 2013-10-01; vol. 78 # 190 - Tuesday, October 1, 2013
    1. 78 FR 60208 - Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf—Adjustment of Service Fees
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
      Final rule.
      This final rule becomes effective on October 1, 2013.
      30 CFR Part 250