Apache Deepwater joins MWCC group

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 16
-- Apache Corp. subsidiary Apache Deepwater LLC has joined Marine Well Containment Co., a not-for-profit organization for responding to a well control incident in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Other MWCC members are ExxonMobil Corp., Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, and BP PLC.

MWCC has completed an interim containment system for handling as much as 60,000 b/d of fluid in as much as 8,000 ft of water. Work is also under way on an expanded containment system for delivery in 2012 for handling as much as 100,000 b/d of fluid in as much as 10,000 ft of water.

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