ERC is a leading provider of Shear Verification services for both surface and subsea BOP systems in compliance with the requirements of 30 CFR 250. We possess extensive experience in providing these verification packages and have successfully delivered hundreds of certifications to a large number of clients.
ERC provides shear verification services for both surface and subsea BOP equipment. In order to provide a shear verification package, information regarding the following items is required:
BOP – the type, size, and configuration of the BOP and shear rams
Well – the well location and pressures expected to be encountered during operations
Pipe – the size and characteristics of the pipe(s) expected to be used during operations
Shear Test – documentation of actual shearing and subsequent pressure integrity test results for the most rigid pipe to be used
With regards to shear testing requirements, ERC has developed an extensive database of shear test documentation that can be used in many instances. In instances where the necessary documentation is not available, however, ERC will witness and and document a test in support of delivering a complete shear verification package.
For additional information regarding shear verification requirements or to submit a shear verification request, please contact us.
With standard next business day delivery for most verifications, ERC is committed to providing a prompt, high quality deliverable that meets customer needs. For urgent or time-sensitive requests, same-day (typically within 4 hours) expedited verification service is also available.
A standard shear verification package includes the following documentation:
Executive summary documenting the results of the shear calculations and details of the BOP configuration, well information, and shear test results.
Theoretical shear calculations for each pipe included in the verification package
Summary of ERC qualifications (provided to demonstrate compliance with independent third-party requirements specified in 30 CFR 250)
ERC Professional Engineering Certification of Registration (provided to demonstrate compliance with independent third-party requirements specified in 30 CFR 250)
Energy Risk Consulting (ERC) is an independent, professionally licensed engineering firm that meets all of the requirements of an independent third party as outlined in 30 CFR 250. Our qualifications include the following credentials:
ERC is a licensed engineering firm
Engineering staff with extensive certification and inspection experience.
Engineering and consultancy staff with extensive experience in review of BOP equipment, control systems, and well control equipment designs
Extensive experience in risk assessment of BOP equipment, control systems, and well control equipment using a variety of methodologies
ERC carries professional liability insurance
ERC will allow an official representative of BOEM and BSEE access to verify records and witness tests (if applicable)
ERC has no record of violations of applicable laws or ethical guidelines
Developed a comprehensive database of BOP certification criteria based on government regulations and accepted industry standard requirements