Work Begins On Marine Well Containment System For U.S. Gulf

April 2011 Vol. 238 No. 4


Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) has awarded Technip a contract for the design, procurement and fabrication of the umbilical, riser and flowline components of the company’s expanded well containment response system for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, set for completion in 2012.

Technip’s scope of work includes two deepwater riser systems for operation in water depths up to 10,000 feet utilizing buoyancy elements, connection systems and flexible jumpers; and two shallow water systems for water depths up to 2,000 feet utilizing a lazy wave catenary configuration and one control umbilical.

This project will be executed by Technip’s operating center in Houston, with specialist support from other group centers. The flexible pipes will be manufactured at Technip’s plant in Le Trait, France, and the umbilical will be fabricated at the group’s wholly owned subsidiary, Duco Inc., based in Channelview, TX.