Well Containment

Since 2011, Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) has been continuously ready to respond to a deepwater well control incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. MWCC has dedicated equipment, a capable organization and the robust training necessary to mount an effective response.

MWCC’s Containment System is available for use in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico in depths from 500 feet to 10,000 feet, temperatures up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and pressures up to 15k psi. The system can cap or cap and flow an incident well and has the capacity to process up to 100,000 barrels of liquid per day and up to 200 million cubic feet of gas per day. Additionally, it is able to store up to 700,000 barrels of liquid in each of its two Modular Capture Vessels (MCVs). The liquid is then brought onshore for further processing via shuttle tankers.

MWCC maintains the Containment System in a ready state and conducts drills and trainings on a regular basis to ensure personnel and equipment are ready to respond. The Containment System is designed to be flexible, adaptable and ready to be mobilized upon incident notification.

MWCC is responsible for the maintenance, deployment and operation of the Containment System during a response to a deepwater well control incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. To meet the equipment storage, maintenance and deployment capabilities needed for MWCC’s Containment System, the company has two shore base locations along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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About Us

MWCC is an independent company with headquarters in Houston.

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Membership

MWCC has 10 member companies: Anadarko, Apache, BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Hess, Shell and Statoil.

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Services

MWCC provides dedicated equipment, a capable organization and the robust training necessary to mount an effective response.

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Leadership

MWCC’s leadership has the experience and expertise to meet industry’s evolving needs.

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