BOP FMECA update to API S53 5th Edition

MAR Consulting AS updated a Failure Modes, Effect, Criticality and Diagnostics Analysis (FMECA / FMEDA) of the hydraulic control and safety systems of a major drilling contractor’s subsea drilling BOP. MAR Consulting had performed the previous original FMECA / FMEDA based on API S53 4th Edition and the US Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The new rig contract requires compliance with API S53 5th Edition and therefore warranted the update. And it is outside the Gulf of Mexico where the US CFRs are not applicable. This work is part of the partnership to develop a BOP digital twin and failure […]

FMEDA Deepwater drilling blow-out preventer

MAR Consulting facilitated and documented a Failure Modes, Effect, Criticality and Diagnostics Analysis (FMECA / FMEDA) of a deepwater drilling blow-out preventer of a major drilling contractor’s subsea drilling BOP. This work is part of an extended partnership to to cover the entire fleet of drilling rigs and ships. Description of projects MAR Consulting has been involved as part of this partnership: FMECA BOP subsea drilling safety system · MAR Consulting; FMECA / FMEDA subsea drilling BOP (electrical and hydraulic systems) · MAR Consulting; FMECA of redundant subsea BOP deadman-autoshear · MAR Consulting; FMEA of electrical and control systems in […]

FMECA BOP subsea drilling safety system

MAR Consulting facilitated and documented a Failure Modes, Effect, Criticality and Diagnostics Analysis (FMECA / FMEDA) of the hydraulic control and safety systems of a major drilling contractor’s subsea drilling BOP. This work is part of an extended partnership to to cover the entire fleet of drilling rigs and ships. Description of projects MAR Consulting has been involved as part of this partnership: FMECA / FMEDA subsea drilling BOP (electrical and hydraulic systems) · MAR Consulting; FMEA of electrical and control systems in subsea BOP · MAR Consulting; FMECA of redundant subsea BOP deadman-autoshear · MAR Consulting; FMECA electrical and […]

FTA of subsea BOP control and safety system

MAR Consulting developed a Fault Tree (FT) and Analysis (FTA) on failures of subsea Blow-Out Preventer (BOP) components, equipment, and systems. The probabilistic study made use of the developed fault tree and industry reported failure data (JIP RapidS53). The failure data used was collected in 2017-2018 from drilling rigs with BOP systems operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The main objective of the FTA of the subsea BOP was to develop a qualitative fault tree and use it to estimate the probability of the BOP system being unable to secure and seal the well (top event). The output of the […]

FMECA / FMEDA subsea drilling BOP (electrical and hydraulic systems)

MAR Consulting facilitated and documented a Failure Modes, Effect, Criticality and Diagnostics Analysis (FMECA / FMEDA) of the electrical and hydraulic control and safety systems of a major drilling contractor’s subsea drilling BOP. This work is part of an extended partnership to deliver such a product to the entire fleet of drilling rigs and ships. Description of projects MAR Consulting has been involved as part of this partnership: FMEA of electrical and control systems in subsea BOP · MAR Consulting; FMECA of redundant subsea BOP deadman-autoshear · MAR Consulting; FMECA electrical and control systems in subsea BOP · MAR Consulting; […]

FMEA of electrical and control systems in subsea BOP

MAR Consulting facilitated and documented an FMEA of electrical and control systems of a major drilling contractor’s subsea BOP. Purpose of the FMEA MAR Consulting facilitated the failure mode, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) based on the methodology described on international standard IEC60812. Since it also included analysis of diagnostic capabilities, it could also go by the FMEDA designation (failure mode, effects, and diagnostic analysis). However, the purpose was significantly different than most FMEAs. Typically, an FMEA evaluates a design with the objective to unveil its weaknesses (and strengths). As a result, this information can form the basis of a […]

FMECA of redundant subsea BOP deadman-autoshear

MAR Consulting facilitated and documented a failure mode, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) on a new hydraulic solution for a deadman-autoshear system of a subsea blow-out preventer (BOP). To improve the reliability of the safety functions provided by the deadman-autoshear system, a solution with additional redundancy to critical components has been proposed. This solution was analyzed following IEC60812 methodology before it is included in the BOP. The main purpose was to understand the true benefits of such a solution from a safety and reliability perspective.

FSA stage 1 of subsea well intervention system

MAR consulting AS performed a functional safety assessment (FSA) stage 1 of a subsea riser less well intervention system. The system will have two SIL2 safety instrumented functions (SIF), based on the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (guideline 070) and IEC standards (61508 and 61511): One emergency shutdown (ESD); One emergency quick disconnect (EQD). Following IEC 61508/61511 safety lifecycle, stage 1 covered: Hazard analysis; Allocation of safety functions to protection layers; Initial version of safety requirement specifications (SRS); Management of functional safety and verification and validation. Documentation was readily available to demonstrate compliance with functional safety requirements at this stage of […]

FMECA electrical and control systems in subsea BOP

MAR Consulting facilitated and documented an FMECA of electrical and control systems of a major drilling contractor’s subsea BOP. Purpose of the FMECA MAR Consulting facilitated the failure mode, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) based on the methodology described on international standard IEC60812. However, the purpose was significantly different than most FMECA workshops. Typically, external resources perform an FMECA to evaluate a design with the objective to unveil its weaknesses (and strengths). As a result, this information can form the basis of a cost-benefit analysis for design improvement opportunities. In this project, however, in addition to the above, the drilling contractor/operator will use […]

FMECA of blow-out preventer hydraulic system

MAR Consulting AS facilitated and documented an extensive failure mode, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) on the hydraulic system of a blow-out preventer (BOP). The methodology was based on IEC60812 but modified towards operability and functionality of the system in analysis. The main purpose was to utilize the experience and knowledge of the participants to produce ready-made in-service risk assessments of failures that can occur. All components and failure modes were systematically assessed during the 45-days workshop in Houston, USA. The resulting assessments are to be integrated into a built for purpose simulation software delivered by a third-party. The objective is to […]