BSEE approves use of PTS’ temporary processing equipment

Sept. 10, 2019

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has issued a letter to HWCG deeming the Production Technology and Services Inc. (PTS)-supplied temporary processing equipment suitable for use as a part of its single vessel solution (SVS).

The HWCG SVS system is designed to capture well effluent during a deepwater blowout when the well cannot be shut-in or capping is delayed.  The kit can be rigged up on most MODUs and process up to 220 MMcf/d of gas and 130,000 b/d of fluid.

Developed under contract for HWCG, the temporary processing system is on standby for deployment in Broussard, Louisiana. It is said to be the largest modular temporary processing system built for emergency response and is designed for rapid deployment to enable quick well containment and control.

Steven Parker, vice president, PTS, said: “This package will be on standby at all times, equipped for rapid response to an emergency in the Gulf of Mexico.”

Craig Castille, managing director, HWCG, said: “When responding to a deepwater blowout, the mission is to quickly stop the flow of hydrocarbons into the environment. If the well cannot be shut-in or the capping process is delayed, then processing and capture of hydrocarbons is the next best alternative. We are proud to have this technology available to our members.”