Original design, trusted results
When operating oil flow in a rugged environment, you need reliable technology that can perform under pressure. Annular BOPs (ABOPs) are a critical component of onshore and offshore exploration, providing a pressure barrier by sealing around tubular goods, such as drill pipes, during drilling operations to ensure optimal safety whenever a problem arises.
Baker Hughes's ABOPs feature only two moving parts: the hydraulic piston and the packing unit—reducing component wear. A replaceable packing unit wear plate eliminates metal-to-metal contact, extending time between overhaul and repair intervals, and the elastomer compound design of ABOPs means reliable and tested performance.
The driller’s number one choice of ABOP since 1948, drilling contractors have called the GX™ Annular BOP “the best annular in the business” for two reasons: exceptional performance and increased uptime. The single packing unit has provided continuous service for as long as a year and has continued to hold pressure after exposure to extreme temperatures and extensive stripping. The GX can strip and seal on all pipe sizes and achieve complete shutoff.
Our ABOPs offer proven exceptional performance, longer uptime and extended service intervals—so, thanks to a configuration designed from the start for ease of maintenance and operation, drilling projects can remain online and on budget.
Other key advantages include:
- Unparalleled resistance to extreme pressure and temperature
- Reduced wear and tear due to simple yet effective design
- Inspection, overhaul, repair, and recertification services for all ABOP products available