API RP 92M
Managed Pressure Drilling Operations with Surface Back-pressure
|Publication Date:||1 September 2017|
This document provides information for planning, installation, testing and operation of wells drilled with surface backpressure managed pressure drilling (MPD). This document applies only to drilling rigs with surface blowout preventers (BOPs).
This document considers situations where the total drilling operation is performed balanced or overbalanced, including both hydrostatically overbalanced (no supplemental surface pressure needed to control inflow) and hydrostatically underbalanced (supplemental surface pressure needed to control inflow) systems. For underbalanced operations, refer to API 92U.
This document does not cover MPD operations with subsea BOP stacks.