Readiness through training is a mandate for MWCC’s key contractors. AET, a leader in maritime transport of hydrocarbons, and a key partner to MWCC, is charged with operating the vessels in an extended flowback incident where fluids need to be captured and sent for processing. MWCC’s Modular Capture Vessels (MCV) are customized for use in an extended flowback system from a compromised well, which is a key configuration differentiator between our vessels and a standard tanker. To make sure our AET partners are response ready, they train with MWCC’s purpose-built MCV virtual reality simulator.
The simulator is like the virtual reality training pilots use to practice for emergency situations. The controls of the simulator are built specifically to mirror the controls on MWCC’s MCVs. In the simulation experience, an instructor can test the Responders’ basic ability to pilot ships and respond to parallel incidents such as a fire onboard or a serious weather event.
MWCC’s Reservist Response Team oversees the functioning of the hydrocarbon processing facilities on top of the vessels in a flow back event. MWCC staffs its Reservist Response Team through a partnership with John Wood Group PLC (Wood). Reservist Responders participate in a virtual reality training simulator to test competencies in operating topside equipment and to prove an understanding of specific characteristics and demands of MWCC’s processing system.
Training and know-how are essential to MWCC’s business. We are committed to investing in both to ensure our teams are ready to meet the needs of our members and are prepared for multiple scenarios.