During summer 2012, MWCC initiated mobilization of its containment system, including the physical deployment of the capping stack.
During the demonstration, the capping stack was mobilized from Greensport in Houston to the simulated well in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
MWCC's interim containment system was made available February 17, 2011. View company progress made in the following year.
A graphic representation of the interim containment system equipment utilized in a "cap only" scenario. This equipment is currently available for deployment in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
A graphic representation of the interim containment system equipment utilized in a "cap and flow" scenario. "Cap and flow" is used when it is necessary to flow a well. In this situation, the system redirects the flow of fluids through flexible pipes and risers to surface vessels for processing.
A graphic representation of the expanded containment system, which is scheduled for delivery starting in 2013. The expanded system design includes use of modular capture vessels, modified tankers, existing drill ships and/or extended well-test vessels.
Download the slides of the operation of the MWCC Interim Containment System.