HOUSTON – An unnamed major operator in the Gulf of Mexico has ordered a 20,000-psi subsea closure device (SCD) from Trendsetter Engineering Inc.
The award also features an associated multi-year contract for storage, maintenance, and technical services should an offshore subsea well control incident require SCD mobilization.
The SCD is an 18¾-in. bore, single ram assembly which may be deployed on an incident well before and below the capping stack. After successful capping or containment operations, the SCD ram is closed to facilitate safe removal of the capping stack followed by permanent plug and abandonment operations.
The SCD will feature ram and wellhead connector equipment from National Oilwell Varco and valves from Advanced Technology Valve.