Click here to see MWCC, its partners and Alabama residents discuss the selection of the Mobile area as MWCC's SURF shorebase location.
Click to learn more about MWCC and its commitment to being continuosly ready to respond to a well control incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
Click to learn more about the interim containment system which is available for use in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
Click to learn more about MWCC's role in system deployment, including equipment mobilization, technical expertise on system use and information on available mutual aid equipment.
Click to learn more about how MWCC is enhancing containment capabilities and readiness by working with member companies through ongoing training and drills.
Click to learn more about how MWCC is continually improving its containment capabilities to keep pace with members' needs today and in the future.
Click to learn more about MWCC's capping stack demonstration in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
At the request of the Department of the Interior and BSEE, MWCC demonstrated the capabilities of its containment system, including a physical deployment of its capping stack. Shell Oil Company partnered with MWCC to perform the demonstration. (Full Video)
When the capping stack demonstration in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico was initiated by BSEE, MWCC assembled its response team in the Emergency Response Center where details of the demonstration were shared. The capping stack was then transported from the ASCO facility to Greensport.
Upon arrival at Greensport, the capping stack underwent pre-deployment testing. The secondary containment cap was installed and multiple barrier pressure tests were performed.
The "Big John" crane lifted the capping stack and moved it down the ship channel where it was lowered onto the LANEY CHOUEST. Offshore deployment of the capping stack was simulated and the capping stack was sea fastened onto the shipping stand for departure.
The MWCC capping stack was lowered from the LANEY CHOUEST into the water using the A-frame. A heave compensated landing system was used to lower the capping stack on a wire off of the back of the vessel onto the parking pile.
The capping stack was latched on the pile in approximately 6,900 feet of water and the process to shut in the simulated well began. Pressure testing was performed and confirmed the capping stack's ability to control a well.
Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) prepared the capping stack for retrieval. A spreader bar was used to lift the capping stack back onto the LANEY CHOUEST for departure to Greensport.
The capping stack arrived at Greensport where it was transported by the "Big John" crane back to land where final preparations were completed to return the capping stack to ASCO where it will be stored and maintained in a ready state should it ever be needed.
Click to see MWCC's capping stack move in July 2011; the capping stack is currently housed on the Houston Ship Channel.
Click to download b-roll of the subsea capping stack, MWCC offices and executives.
AUDIO: Marine Well Containment Company Launches Interim Containment System.