Marine Well Containment Company Selects Technip USA for SURF Shorebase in
HOUSTON -- April 23, 2013
Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) announced today that Mobile, Ala. has
been selected as the shorebase location to house the well containment
company’s subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) equipment. MWCC’s
SURF equipment is an integral part of the company’s expanded containment
system (ECS) that will enhance the company’s well containment capabilities in
the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. MWCC will utilize the facilities and
services of Technip USA and Core Industries to store, maintain and test the
Technip USA, a leader in subsea project management, engineering and
construction for the energy industry, and Core Industries, a multi-faceted
firm with vast industry knowledge and close proximity to the U.S. Gulf of
Mexico, are well equipped to provide MWCC’s required services. MWCC is
confident in its decision to partner with these companies as together they
offer significant storage, maintenance, testing and deployment capabilities,
as well as expertise, which are essential to achieving MWCC’s mission.
“Should our SURF equipment be needed to respond to a well control incident in
the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico, we know that we have the right support in
place to respond safely and effectively,” said MWCC CEO, Marty Massey. “MWCC
is committed to serving the U.S. Gulf and is proud to be a part of the Mobile
The selection of Mobile for its SURF shorebase also allowed MWCC to tap into
the skilled and industry-experienced workforce of Alabama to achieve its
mission to be continuously ready to respond to a deepwater well control
incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The company will soon be transporting all
of its SURF equipment to the Mobile shorebase where it will be properly stored
and maintained at all times.
MWCC’s expanded system is scheduled for delivery starting later this year, and
will further advance the company’s deepwater well containment technology and
capabilities. The ECS will be able to cap and flow a well in up to 10,000 feet
and will have the capacity to contain up to 100,000 barrels of liquid per day.
About Marine Well Containment Company
Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) is an independent organization
committed to enhancing response capabilities for containing a deepwater well
control incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The company is not in the
business of making a profit, and membership is open to all oil and gas
operators in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. More information about MWCC (@mwccusa)
is available at www.marinewellcontainment.com.
Linden Schroeder, 1-888-764-4957
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