U.S. Testing MWCC’s Capping Stack in Gulf of Mexico

HOUSTON--U.S. regulators are testing how a spill-fighting consortium of international oil companies would respond to the worst-case scenario: a well blowout thousands of feet under water. The exercise, which began Tuesday morning and will go on for several weeks, will have the Marine Well Containment Co. lower a capping stack--a device similar to the one that stopped the … [Read more...]

Drydocks World Lands Conversion Contract for MWCC Vessels

Drydocks World, the well-established international player in the maritime and offshore industry, has signed a Contract with Singapore based AET, a global leader in petroleum shipping, for two Tanker-to-Marine Capture Vessel (MCV) conversion projects.  AET is converting these vessels as part of a recently awarded 20 year agreement with Marine Well Containment Company LLC (MWCC) … [Read more...]

Marine Well Containment Company to Present at Clean Gulf

Marine Well Containment Company will for the first time exhibit at the Clean Gulf Conference in San Antonio. In addition, MWCC Chief Operating Officer Dan Smallwood will address attendees during a subsea containment panel, as part of the Deepwater Prevention and Response conference track. The conference, running from Nov. 30 -- Dec. 1, attracts key professionals and decision … [Read more...]

Marine Well Containment Company Executives to Speak and Exhibit at Clean Gulf Conference 2011

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE) Marine Well Containment Company will for the first time exhibit at the Clean Gulf Conference in San Antonio. In addition, MWCC Chief Operating Officer Dan Smallwood will address attendees during a subsea containment panel, as part of the Deepwater Prevention and Response conference track. The conference, running from Nov. 30 -- Dec. 1, attracts key … [Read more...]

Well Containment Company Receives New “Capture Vessel”

The Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) says it has taken delivery of an integral part of its expanded containment system, a new Aframax tanker. The 107,500 dwt tanker was delivered during a ceremony held at a shipyard in Takamatsu, Japan, and will be operated by AET Tanker Holdings. Named EAGLE TEXAS, the vessel is one of two dedicated "capture vessels" that will serve … [Read more...]