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About WCE


Well control equipment (WCE) systems, including BOP equipment, are a secondary well control measure designed to control the flow of well formation fluids and other fluids during oil and gas well operations when primary well control fails. This program area offers a resource to help the oil and gas industry capture and share key lessons from WCE equipment failures to improve safety equipment reliability.

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Reporting of WCE failures is required by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) under regulation 30 CFR § 250.730(c). All WCE failures must be reported to SafeOCS, administered by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), as BSEE’s designated third party for collection of this information under 30 CFR § 250.730(c)(4).


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