HOUSTON, TX, September 28, 2020 – Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) hosted the Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) at the organization’s Texas deployment facility on Monday to discuss well containment capabilities dedicated to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico’s deepwater assets. MWCC’s Containment System is the most comprehensive in the industry and has been cited for coverage in approximately 70% of all permits for wells drilled on the outer continental shelf.
Building on its industry-leading suite of response equipment, MWCC recently accepted the world’s first capping stack rated for pressures up to 20,000 pounds per square inch (PSI) into its portfolio and the Director’s visit marked his first opportunity to view this technology. This new capping stack adds to MWCC’s already substantial capping stack portfolio.
“Seeing this Containment System up close has bolstered my confidence in industry’s ability to implement BSEE’s well control regulations,” said BSEE Director Scott Angelle during his visit to the organization’s Texas deployment facility.
Maintaining response readiness during a global pandemic and higher than average tropical storm activity takes particular focus and commitment.
“MWCC has remained continuously ready to respond to a deepwater well control incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico despite the additional challenges 2020 has brought,” commented David Nickerson, CEO of Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC). “We welcomed the opportunity to demonstrate to the Director of BSEE how our industry leading approach, built on dedicated equipment, a highly-skilled organization and a preeminent responder training program, sets us apart.”
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 is a not-for-profit operation, headquartered in Houston, Texas, consisting of 10 member companies. The organizations’ members are some of the world’s largest offshore deepwater operators and make up roughly 70 percent of drilling activity in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. More information about MWCC is available at marinewellcontainment.com.