Three-Story BOP: An Awesome Piece of Iron

A three-story subsea BOP stack stands outside the NRG Center in Houston, Texas this month where the Offshore Technology Conference was just held. If you’ve been going to OTC long enough, then you know that the conference is never complete without a giant BOP on display. It is one of those pieces of equipment that encapsulate all the things that make the oil and gas industry so unique: complex engineering, extreme environments, and an overriding priority to control the risks that come with tapping into high-pressure reservoirs.