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The Marine Well Containment System project

We were selected by the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC), a not-for-profit independent organization with membership open to all oil & gas operators in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GoM), to design and deliver components for its Marine Well Containment System (MWCS).

The MWCS is being designed to enhance containment response capability to a well control incident in the GoM.

The MWCS will be specifically designed to capture hydrocarbons from a damaged well. The MWCS will capture, store and offload up to 100,000 barrels of fluid per day from a flowing well, and will handle up to 200 million standard cubic feet of natural gas per day.

It is designed to operate in deep water in a variety of GoM metocean conditions, for a range of reservoir characteristics, under a variety of well bore failure scenarios.

The project scope includes:

  • Design and procurement of Module Support Frames (MSFs), topsides integration with vessels, and provision of integrated control system
  • A turret supply riser and offloading system
  • Fabrication and integration services
  • Completion system
  • Supply chain management
  • Project management and construction management of the integration, testing and completion of the two modular capture vessels
  • Provision of operations manuals
  • Training of system operations and provision of training manuals and systems

When completed, the modular assemblies will be stored and maintained at permanent shore base locations. Our success in securing this exciting project can be directly attributed to our:

  • Proven track record in the delivery of complex, high profile projects;
  • Project team’s in-depth knowledge and understanding of the project;
  • Total commitment to world-class safety performance and our total engineering capability.
Client:Marine Well Containment Company
Scope:Design and deliver components for expanded containment system
Date:2011 – ongoing