Containing a compromised deepwater well in a region as large as the U.S. Gulf of Mexico is a complicated task. MWCC’s activities are directed by the Well Operator, or Responsible Party, and the Incident Command. Many parallel activities are required to assure safety at the incident site and access to the well – MWCC’s activities must be coordinated to work effectively within the broader response. Assuming no impact from factors such as weather, location, well-type and damage specifics, MWCC should be able to cap a well to shut-off the flow of fluids within a week. In more complicated scenarios like when a well cannot be immediately capped off due to extensive damage that creates concerns over its ability to hold pressure, MWCC’s interim collection and extended flowback systems can be used to collect well fluids while a relief well is being drilled to stop the flow. Again, assuming no issues, the extended flowback system should be onsite within a month. While each scenario is unique, in a best-case situation, MWCC can contain a deepwater well incident roughly ten times faster than the 2010 response to Deepwater Horizon.