HOUSTON – Statoil has joined as a member of the Marine Well Containment Co.
“As part of MWCC, Statoil joins our effort to improve the containment and response capability in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and be continuously ready to respond in the event of a future deepwater well control incident,” said Marty Massey, MWCC CEO.
MWCC says its interim well containment system is ready for deployment and can operate in a water depth of up to 8,000 ft and processing up to 60,000 b/d of fluid. Work also is under way to expand the system to operate in a water depth of up to 10,000 ft and process up to 100,000 b/d of fluid for delivery in 2012.
Other MWCC members include ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Shell, BP, Apache, Anadarko, and BHP Billiton.
Statoil joins Marine Well Containment