MWCC adds tanker to its oil spill containment system

By OGJ editors

Marine Well Containment Co. (MWCC) has taken delivery of a Aframax tanker, the Eagle Texas, to add to its expanded oil spill containment system that will be operational in 2012.

The tanker, to be operated by AET Tanker Holdings, soon will undergo extensive conversion and modification before taking up duties in the Gulf of Mexico.

A not-for-profit, stand-alone organization, MWCC is working to improve industry’s capabilities to contain a potential underwater well control incident in the gulf.

MWCC has an interim containment system currently available for deployment. It consists of MWCC-owned equipment along with access to mutual aid vessels and equipment.

The expanded containment system will include the Eagle Texas tanker along with one other dedicated capture vessel.

Modular process equipment onboard the capture vessels will separate the oil and gas, store the oil, and flare the gas. Oil will be offloaded to shuttle tankers.

MWCC’s expanded system is being built for use in 10,000 ft of water with the capacity to process as much as 100,000 b/d of liquids and as much as 200 MMscfd of gas.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...