Surface Controlled Subsurface Safety Quiz Questions

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Surface Controlled Subsurface Safety Quiz Questions

In mining, it is common for things and processes to be controlled from the surface while they actually occur deep below the surface. Safety measures are of great essence in this risky line of duty. Learn more below!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    SCSSV stands for...
    • A. 

      Surface Controlled Subsurface Safety Valve

    • B. 

      Subsurface Controlled Subsurface Safety Valve

    • C. 

      Surface Cancellation Subsurface Safety Valve

  • 2. 
    The purpose of the valve is to provide a shutoff of the well’s flow stream in the event that the wellhead cannot be used to shut off the flow due to extreme damage or to failure caused by fire.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The wellhead panel supplies the hydraulic pressure to hold the valve open as long as the platform safety system indicates that it is safe to do so.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    An ESD activated by personnel will cause an SCSSV to...
    • A. 

      Open

    • B. 

      Close

    • C. 

      Not respond

  • 5. 
    The SCSSV is located a minumum of _____________  below the mudline.
    • A. 

      50 ft

    • B. 

      75 ft

    • C. 

      100 ft

  • 6. 
    The pressure required to shut in the SCSSV equals the SITP plus the Spring rating in the SCSSV, plus _____________psi.
    • A. 

      100 psi

    • B. 

      1,000 psi

    • C. 

      10,000 psi

  • 7. 
    SCSSV shall be tested once every 9 months.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    If the pump that controls the SCSSV, will not stop pumping when reactivating the downhole valve, the cause could be...
    • A. 

      Seals in the valve leaking.

    • B. 

      Leaking connections.

    • C. 

      Relief valve failure in the panel.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Excess flow rates through the SSCSV valve beyond the design setting will cause the valve to close.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    .  Equalizing the pressure across the SSCSV valve will allow the spring to shift the choke bean back in place and open the valve.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A downhole valve set in a landing nipple is tested once a year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The SCSSV will close in responce to...
    • A. 

      ESD

    • B. 

      TSE

    • C. 

      Fire detecting devices

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    The SCSSV will close within 4 minutes after the ESD is pulled
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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