Stay Connected

MWCC awards Technip containment equipment FEED

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – The Marine Well Containment Co. (MWCC) has awarded a front-end engineering and design contract for underwater containment equipment. Issued by ExxonMobil on behalf of MWCC, the hardware will be used for GoM emergency response.

The scope of the work includes system engineering and design of specific subsea components including the containment assembly, manifold, control umbilicals, accumulator, dispersant injection, risers, and flowlines.

The subsea containment equipment is to be designed to create a direct connection and seal on a subsea well to prevent oil from escaping. The system will have adapters and connectors to interact with various interface points, including any well design and equipment used by oil and gas operators in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

The new system aims to be flexible, adaptable, available for mobilization within 24 hours, and usable on a wide range of well designs and equipment, oil and natural gas flow rates, and weather conditions. The new system will be engineered to be used in water depths up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m) and have initial capacity to contain 100,000 b/d of liquids with potential for expansion.

ExxonMobil leads the engineering, procurement, and construction phase of the marine well containment system on behalf of the other MWCC sponsors Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Shell.

"In addition to the construction of new equipment, we are continuing efforts to secure existing system components to be available for near-term use," says Lloyd Guillory, marine well containment system project executive.

10/07/2010

Related Articles

Unique System FZE supplies monitoring system to ADOC

Nov 20, 2013 Unique System FZE, a Unique Maritime Group company that provides integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutions, has engineered and supplied a monitoring system that will provide the Abu Dhabi Oi...

DNV GL calls on industry to support its ‘Walk to Work’ JIP

Nov 19, 2013

DNV GL is initiating a joint industry project to develop guidance for alternative means of personnel transfer onto offshore installations.

Trending News

XPD8 wins contracts in North Sea and Malaysia

Aug 19, 2014

Asset integrity management specialist XPD8 Solutions has secured more than £2.25 million ($3.7 million) in combined contract wins for work in the North Sea and Malaysia.

ASCO opens Australian marine supply base

Aug 19, 2014

International oilfield support services company ASCO has opened its new marine supply base in Darwin, Australia.

Lloyd’s Register launches new consolidated rules for offshore units

Aug 19, 2014

Lloyd’s Register has launched its new rules for offshore units in one document following an in-depth consultation with industry.

Bualuang FSO in operation offshore Thailand

Aug 19, 2014

Salamander Energy says first oil has been stored in the newly converted FSO Suksan Salamander that serves the Bualuang field in the Gulf of Thailand.

  Offshore
Digital Magazine
Look Inside
Cover
Current Issue

Oil & Gas Jobs

View more Job Listings >>