Emergency Disconnect Package

Definition(s)


Emergency Disconnect Package

Subsea equipment package that typically forms part of the lower workover riser package and provides a disconnection point between the riser and subsea equipment. NOTE This equipment is used when it is required to disconnect the riser from the well, typically in case of a vessel drift-off or other emergency that could move the vessel away from the well location.

Source: API RP 17G, Recommended Practice for Completion/Workover Risers, Second Edition, July 2006 (Reaffirmed April 2011). Global Standards

Emergency disconnect package (EDP)

Equipment that allows a completion/intervention riser to be disconnected from the lower riser package in an emergency situation.

Source: API RP 96, Deepwater Well Design and Construction, First Edition, March 2013. Global Standards