Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) announced that Mobile, Alabama has been selected as the shorebase location to house the well containment company’s subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) equipment.
The MWCC capping stack stands roughly 30ft tall and weighs about 100 tons.
MWCC's SURF equipment is an integral part of the company's expanded containment system (ECS) that will enhance the company’s well containment capabilities in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. MWCC will use the facilities and services of Technip USA and Core Industries to store, maintain and test the equipment.
Technip USA, a leader in subsea project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry, and Core Industries, a multi-faceted firm with vast industry knowledge and close proximity to the US. Gulf of Mexico, are well equipped to provide MWCC's required services. MWCC is confident in its decision to partner with these companies as together they offer significant storage, maintenance, testing and deployment capabilities, as well as expertise, which are essential to achieving MWCC’s mission.
"Should our SURF equipment be needed to respond to a well control incident in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico, we know that we have the right support in place to respond safely and effectively," said MWCC CEO, Marty Massey. "MWCC is committed to serving the US. Gulf and is proud to be a part of the Mobile community."
The selection of Mobile for its SURF shorebase also allowed MWCC to tap into the skilled and industry-experienced workforce of Alabama to achieve its mission to be continuously ready to respond to a deepwater well control incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The company will soon be transporting all of its SURF equipment to the Mobile shorebase where it will be properly stored and maintained at all times.
MWCC's expanded system is scheduled for delivery starting later this year, and will further advance the company's deepwater well containment technology and capabilities. The ECS will be able to cap and flow a well in up to 10,000ft and will have the capacity to contain up to 100,000bbl/d of liquid.