WellCONTAINED is increasing its European regional response capabilities by adding a 10,000 psi-rated capping stack to its portfolio of subsea containment equipment. The 10,000 psi-rated (10K) stack is rated to water depths of 10,000 ft, and will play a vital role in supporting quick and effective service for subsea well control events in Northern Europe. The stack’s modular design facilitates efficient deployment by crane vessel or drilling rig and regional coverage includes the following areas: North Sea; Baltic Sea; Celtic Sea; Irish Sea; Norwegian Sea; Barents Sea; and the North Atlantic waters, including Ireland and the UK.
The new stack is the third system in Wild Well’s WellCONTAINED program, which provides the most comprehensive package of subsea emergency response services in the industry, alongside adaptable equipment suitable for a variety of subsea scenarios. The 10K stack and its associated equipment package will be staged in a ready-to-deploy state beginning September 1, 2019 from Wild Well’s Montrose facility near Aberdeen and is subject to a separate membership agreement. The full subsea well intervention systems include subsea capping stacks, debris removal shears, hardware kits for the subsea application of dispersant and inhibition fluids and other ancillary equipment.
Chris LeCompte, Wild Well’s general manager of WellCONTAINED, said, “With the recent expansion at our quayside location at the Montrose facility, we can support both the new 10K regional stack and our global WellCONTAINED response capabilities. The increased facility space will allow for improved efficiencies and quick mobilization for fast response from this location for our regional and global clients.”
On September 5, 2019, the new regional stack, along with the global response kit, will be on display at the newly expanded Wild Well Montrose facility to coincide with SPE Offshore Europe.