About the Company

Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) is an independent company with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The company provides well containment equipment and technology in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

As a leader in well containment and a technology provider in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the company’s mission is to be continuously ready to respond to a deepwater well control incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

In July 2010, Shell, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil committed to providing a new containment response capability for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. These founding companies of MWCC recognized the need to be better prepared for a deepwater well control incident and as a result, MWCC introduced its Interim Containment System (ICS) in February 2011. Today, the company has 10 member companies and represents unprecedented industry collaboration.

MWCC is an independent company with headquarters in Houston

MWCC’s Containment System builds on the company’s previous system capabilities by combining equipment from its ICS and Expanded Containment System (ECS). Since 2011, MWCC has continued to enhance its capabilities including:

  • Equipment updates to handle deeper depths, and higher temperatures and pressures
  • The development of two shore base locations strategically located along the Gulf Coast
  • Added expertise, personnel and facilities support through partnerships with Technip USA, Kiewit Offshore Services, WoodGroup PSN, Core Industries, and other leading oil and gas service providers
  • The addition of two Modular Capture Vessels (MCVs), which enhance flowback and storage capability
  • The addition of other key equipment, including two new capping stacks – the Subsea Containment Assembly (SCA) and 10k psi Capping Stack – and industry leading Subsea Umbilical, Risers and Flowlines (SURF) equipment

MWCC is committed to advancing its capabilities and technologies to keep pace with its members’ evolving needs. Membership is open to all oil and gas operators in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.