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July 18, 2019

Wild Well Upgrades Capping Stack Kit

(Photo: Wild Well Control)

(Photo: Wild Well Control)

Well control and engineering services fir Wild Well Control announced a new contract with Fugro for the provision of blowout preventer (BOP) intervention skids and test units for inclusion in its Subsea Response Kit. As part of the WellCONTAINED subsea capping stack program, the new 450/150 Mark 3 BOP intervention skids from Fugro are an advancement in both pumping capability and water depth rating and will replace the existing equipment in inventory.

Doug Graham, Fugro’s remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) services and tooling global director, said this latest technology offers multiple benefits to Wild Well, such as full skid testing without the requirement of an ROV, the ability to interface to most workclass ROV systems and a bespoke designed self-contained storage and maintenance transport container. 

“Deployments of the skid system to date have included full functional testing on a Fugro ROV at 3,800 meters water depth. The BOP system is depth rated to 4,000 meters,” he said.

Chris LeCompte, Wild Well’s general manager of WellCONTAINED, stated, “This new equipment supports our initiative to provide a comprehensive subsea capping and containment program for operators worldwide. We are excited that this field proven equipment enhances our kit while also supporting the increased 3,800-meter depth rating of our capping stack equipment.”

According to Wild Well, a Superior Energy Services company, its WellCONTAINED program provides a comprehensive package of subsea emergency response services. Wild Well's WellCONTAINED inventory is staged in a ready-to-deploy state in both Aberdeen and Singapore. The equipment at each location includes full subsea well intervention systems, including a subsea capping stack, debris removal shears, hardware kits for the subsea application of dispersant and inhibition fluids, and other ancillary equipment.

Along with dedicated subsea containment equipment, capping stacks and support equipment, such as, specialized debris clearing equipment and critical dispersant injection equipment, Wild Well's highly qualified emergency response well control and subsea engineering personnel deliver innovative solutions in a timely manner.

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