Response readiness is the core of MWCC’s promise to our members and the U.S. government to effectively respond to a deepwater well control incident. This means our vast portfolio of containment equipment must be regularly tested and maintained in top condition. That is why MWCC has dedicated staff at both of its equipment storage locations, or shore bases, whose role is to assure system readiness. Our teams partner with two key contractors to support readiness and preventative maintenance. Kiewit Offshore Services (KOS) supports our MCV Shore Base in Ingleside, Texas and Technip FMC PLC supports the SURF Shore Base in Theodore, Alabama.
Both contractors were selected because of the unique skill sets they bring to the table. Technip FMC PLC is one of the world’s largest installers of deepwater subsea systems and is contracted to help maintain and deploy subsea equipment used for our dispersant, interim collection, and extended flowback systems. KOS fabricates some of the largest offshore drilling and production platforms in the world; they are contracted to maintain our extended flowback processing modules and re-install them on top of the oil tankers in an extended flowback response. Trendsetter Engineering, the world’s expert in deepwater capping equipment, is responsible for maintaining our capping stacks with support from KOS. System testing and verification meet offshore standards for production facilities as defined in 30CFR250 Sub-part H and are inspected by BSEE at the same frequency as offshore facilities in operation.