MWCC’s Dedicated Equipment Sets the Standard for the Industry
The MWCC Containment System includes a variety of equipment specifically built to ensure comprehensive coverage of member wells, allowing the company to effectively respond to an array of well incidents across a wide range of well bore pressures, fluid temperatures, water depths and other technical variables.
Throughout the system design process, MWCC worked with regulators from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard to ensure all operational requirements and expectations were met. The capabilities of the chief components of the Containment System were demonstrated upon delivery; the entire system is maintained and routinely tested in a warm-stack, or operationally functional state.
Key components include:
- Dispersant injection system, used to break up oil flowing out of the well;
- Capping stacks, used to shut-off the flow from an incident well;
- Interim collection systems, used to capture oil and gas on a temporary basis; and
- Extended flowback systems, used to capture oil and gas on a longer-term basis.
The Containment System can operate in water depths up to 10,000 feet, handle temperatures up to 400 degrees and effectively seal off a well with up to 20,000 pounds per square inch (psi) of pressure.
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