MWCC Joins Leaders in Oil Spill Response at Clean Gulf Conference

Houston, TX, November 10, 2015 – Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) will return to Clean Gulf this week to exhibit and present at the leading industry conference for the oil spill prevention and response community. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the conference, which will take place in New Orleans, La. on November 10-12. In addition to hosting an informational booth, MWCC will present during the “Planning & Preparedness” and “Subsea” conference tracks.

Attendees are invited to stop by booth 423 on Nov. 11 and 12 to speak with MWCC representatives, learn more about the company’s advancements in well containment technology and view animations of system deployment and installation. Those who participated in MWCC’s pre-conference workshop at its SURF Shore Base in Theodore, Ala. today also received a technical overview of the company’s Containment System, learning how well containment fits into source control during a response. A tour of the shore base facility, where MWCC’s Subsea Umbilical, Risers and Flowlines (SURF) equipment is stored, was also given as part of the workshop.

MWCC representatives will also participate in panel sessions this week discussing well containment and how MWCC supports source control in an incident response.

Wed. Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m. CDT – Session 1B: Training and Exercising for Readiness
As part of the “Planning & Preparedness” track, MWCC Chief Operating Officer Frank Betts will speak about readiness, sharing the best practices the company employs to fulfill its mission of being continuously ready to respond.

Thur. Nov. 12, 10:45 a.m. CDT – Session 4E: Containment and Intervention
MWCC Engineering Manager Matt Goldsmith will present during the “Subsea” track, which will focus on new methods and technologies utilized in subsea containment. During his presentation, Matt will address the steps MWCC is taking to evolve its capping stack technology.

Thur. Nov. 12, 1:15 p.m. CDT – Session 4F: Source Control Branch – The New Kid on the Incident Command System (ICS) Block
Also part of the “Subsea” track, Larry Barnwell, MWCC’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager, will share best practices for building an effective Source Control branch within the Incident Command System structure by utilizing available well containment resources. Insights and best practices for source control staffing and activities will also be discussed during the presentation.

The agenda for this year’s conference was formed based on the top issues facing the spill response community. Conference attendees – which include more than 2,000 responders, regulators, equipment providers and operators from the Gulf Coast and beyond – will be given an opportunity to openly discuss best practices and lessons learned in response operations.


About the Marine Well Containment Company
Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) is an independent organization committed to enhancing response capabilities for containing a deepwater well control incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Membership is open to all oil and gas operators in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. More information about MWCC (@mwccusa) is available at

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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.

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