MWCC completes, tests interim deepwater containment system

Paula DittrickSenior Staff WriterMarine Well Containment Company (MWCC) announced it completed and tested an initial well containment response system available for a well control incident in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.The interim system can operate in 8,000 ft of water and has processing capacity of 60,000 b/d of liquids. The capping stack has a maximum operating pressure of 15,000 psi. The final expanded system will be capable of operating in 10,000 ft of water with capacity to process up to 100,000 b/d of liquids.MWCC spokesmen estimate the interim system could be fully deployed in 2-3 weeks if all parts of the available system were needed. They said deployment would start within 24 h...

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