First look at new intervention system equipment

The first images of components from the new intervention system planned by SWRP are now available. Construction is well underway for the new capping and subsea dispersant equipment, as part of SWRP’s aim to enhance the industry’s capabilities to respond to a subsea well control incident. Equipment is being constructed in a variety of locations around the world including Houston, Texas; Beziers, France: and Colico, Italy.

SWRP is collaborating with Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) to construct the intervention system and make it available to companies across the industry. Earlier this year, OSRL contracted Trendsetter Engineering to construct four capping stack toolboxes capable of handling a variety of scenarios. OSRL also contracted Oceaneering to develop two Subsea Dispersant Hardware Toolboxes including debris clearing equipment; blowout preventer (BOP) emergency intervention equipment; and equipment for subsea application of dispersant at a wellhead.

These new photos give a first look at the capping and dispersant equipment being constructed. The first capping stack and dispersant toolboxes should be ready for use by the end of the year.

Capping Stack Equipment

Dispersant Toolbox Equipment

Link to item Date: 23 October 2012