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Kinetic blowout stopper relies on pyrotechnics to improve shearing/sealing capability

Kinetic Pressure Control showcased its kinetic blowout stopper (K-BOS) technology at the 2022 IADC International Well Control Conference on 11 October in Oslo, Norway. The tool, which can be deployed independently below the traditional BOP or retrofitted to an existing BOP system, was designed to shear anything above the bit and seal in less than one second, according to the company. DC spoke with Reese Jones, VP Business Development for Kinetic Pressure Control, at the conference to find out more.

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