The objective of this paper is to discuss safety philosophy underlying MPD operations and address potential risks involved and consequences for drilling assets during MPD deployment on a Deepwater Drilling MODU. HSE and Risk Considerations for Deepwater MPD projects will be outlined. This paper will also address rig configuration challenges and propose considerations for standardizing MPD Equipment for Surface Back Pressure (SBP), Pressurized Mud Cap Drilling (PMCD) and Floating Mud Cap Drilling (FMCD) Operations.

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