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 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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