Subsea Well Response Project forms

Nine worldwide oil and gas companies have signed an interim joint development agreement to establish the Subsea Well Response Project that aims to enhance industry capability to respond to subsea well control issues.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway – Nine worldwide oil and gas companies have signed an interim joint development agreement to establish the Subsea Well Response Project that aims to enhance industry capability to respond to subsea well control issues.

BG Group, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Petrobras, Shell, Statoil, and Total announced the project launch. Shell is the operator.

The project team reportedly will:
• Design a capping toolbox with a range of equipment to allow wells to be shut in
• Design additional hardware for the subsea injection of dispersant
• Further assess the need for and feasibility of a containment system for shared use.

SWRP intends to complement the work done in the United States by the Marine Well Containment Co. and in the UK via the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Advisory Group.

05/18/2011

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