2012 Capping Stack Demonstration

At the request of the Department of the Interior and BSEE, MWCC demonstrated the capabilities of its containment system, including a physical deployment of its 15k psi Capping Stack (single ram). Shell Oil Company partnered with MWCC to perform the demonstration.


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Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) is an independent company founded in 2010 to address the need for a deepwater well containment response capability in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

MWCC's industry-leading approach to deepwater well control incidents is built on three pillars: dedicated equipment, a highly skilled organization, and a preeminent responder training program.

MWCC has the most comprehensive portfolio of source control equipment to cover a broad range of well characteristics. The ownership of this system comes with great responsibilities to…