Subsea well control response now available

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, NorwayOil Spill Response Ltd. (OSRL) has unveiled new well capping equipment for deployment in the event of a subsea well control incident.

The Subsea Well Intervention Service (SWIS) is available to oil and gas companies across the industry and to any offshore location worldwide.

SWIS includes four capping stacks to shut in an uncontrolled subsea well and two hardware kits to clear debris and apply subsea dispersant at a wellhead, making surface working conditions safer and enhancing bio-degradation.

The equipment is claimed to be suited to most known subsea wells, and can be deployed in water depths up to 3,000 m (9,842 ft) and control flow pressures up to 15 kpsi.

It will be stored at four locations in Norway, Brazil, South Africa, and Singapore – and maintained ready for immediate mobilization and transport by sea and/or air in response to an incident. The equipment in Stavanger is already available for international use, with a further three devices to be delivered this spring and summer.

An inauguration event was staged last week at OSRL’s base in Stavanger to commemorate the opening of the facility where the equipment is stored.

In 2011, nine international oil and gas companies formed the Subsea Well Response Project (SWRP), pooling resources to develop equipment to enhance subsea well control capability. OSRL collaborated to construct this equipment, and companies can now subscribe to SWIS to incorporate this equipment into their own incident response plans.

3/18/2013

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