SC16 Subcommittee on Well Control Equipment and Supporting Systems for Drilling and Intervention Operations, develops, approves, and maintains standards pertaining and related to the design, manufacturing, inspection, testing, maintenance, and operation of well control and pressure control equipment installed at or above a drilling wellhead or production equipment. SC16 standards cover well control equipment, pressure control equipment and its supporting systems utilized in drilling, completions, workovers, interventions, and well servicing operations. The standards developed and maintained by SC16, under the guidance advised from its ranking officers and members, is supported with additional resources having expertise in the areas of drill through equipment and its controls, pressure control equipment, manufacturing and well control operations.
SC16 maintains or is currently developing the following standards:
16A Spec: Drill-through Equipment 16AR Std: Repair & Remanufacture of Drill-through Equipment 16AS Std: Integration of Subsea BOP Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells In development 16B Spec: Coiled Tubing, Snubbing, and Wireline Well Control Stack Equipment In development 16C Spec: Choke and Kill Equipment 16CBM RP: Condition Based Maintenance Systems In development 16CR Std: Repair and Remanufacture of Choke and Kill Equipment In development 16D Spec: Control Systems for Drilling Well Control Equipment and Control Systems for Diverter Equipment 16F Spec: Marine Drilling Riser Equipment 16FI RP: Frac Iron Inspections In development 16FR Std: Repair & Remanufacture of Marine Drilling Riser Equipment In development 16G TR: Well Reliability Model 16H Bulletin: Automated Safety Instrumented Systems
16K Bulletin: New Technologies In development 16Q RP: Design, Selection, Operation and Maintenance of Marine Drilling Riser Systems 16RCD Spec: Rotating Control Devices 16SB RP: Snubbing and Hydraulic Workover Well Control Equipment Systems In development 16SP RP: BOP Shear Ram Performance Test Protocol (Currently 16TR1) 16ST RP: Coiled Tubing Well Control Equipment Systems 16WL RP: Wireline Pressure Control Equipment Systems for Cased Hole In development 16WS RP: Surface Well Servicing Pressure Control Equipment In development Std 53 Std: Well Control Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells RP 59 RP: Well Control Operations Std 64 Std: Diverter Equipment Systems
Further details and scopes of the Series 16 standards can be found in the Exploration and Production section of the API Publications catalog.