MWCC’s current 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. Upon completion of MWCC’s Expanded Containment System (ECS) in 2015, the system will provide additional available capacity to process up to 100,000 barrels of liquid per day and up to 200,000 million cubic feet of gas per day. Additionally, it will be able to store up to 700,000 barrels of liquid in each of its Modular Capture Vessels (MCVs). The liquid can then be 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 completed two shore base locations in early 2014.
2014 Permit UpdateIn 2014, operators cited MWCC on 55 permits, bringing MWCC’s total permit count to 191.
MWCC OverviewMarine Well Containment Company (MWCC) is an independent company with headquarters in Houston. ...
Deployment Process and ResponsibilitiesMarine Well Containment Company (MWCC) is continuously ready to respond to a deepwater well ...
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MWCC has 10 member companies: Anadarko, Apache, BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Hess, Shell and Statoil.Learn More
MWCC provides dedicated equipment, a capable organization and the robust training necessary to mount an effective response.Learn More
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