30 CFR § 250.760 - What are the snubbing requirements?

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§ 250.760 What are the snubbing requirements?

(a) For snubbing operations, you must follow the applicable requirements of this subpart and have the following minimum BOP-system components:

(1) One set of pipe rams hydraulically operated,

(2) Two sets of stripper-type pipe rams hydraulically operated with spacer spool,

(3) An inside BOP or a spring-loaded, back-pressure safety valve in the open position located on the rig floor, and

(4) An essentially full-opening, work-string safety valve in the open position must be maintained on the rig floor at all times and a wrench to fit the work-string safety valve must be readily available.

(5) Proper connections must be readily available for inserting valves in the work string.

(b) Test the snubbing unit in accordance with § 250.737(a), (b), and (c).

[84 FR 21984, May 15, 2019]