BSEE approves deepwater spill response single-vessel solution technology

9/12/2019

HOUSTON - Production Technology and Services announced the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement deems the PTS-supplied temporary processing equipment suitable for use as a part of HWCG’s single vessel solution, according to the company.

PTS temporary processing system package
PTS temporary processing system package

The HWCG SVS system is designed to capture well effluent during a deepwater blowout when the well cannot be shut-in or capping is delayed.  The kit can be rigged up on most MODUs and process up to 220 MMcfd and 130,000 bpd.

Developed under contract for HWCG, the temporary processing system is on standby for deployment at PTS’ Gulf of Mexico location in Broussard, Louisiana. It is the largest modular temporary processing system built for emergency response and is designed for rapid deployment to enable quick well containment and control.

Steven Parker, vice president, PTS, said, “We are excited that our modular temporary processing system has officially been accepted for use by BSEE.  This package will be on standby at all times, equipped for rapid response to an emergency in the Gulf of Mexico.”

Craig Castille, managing director, HWCG, said, “When responding to a deepwater blowout, the mission is to quickly stop the flow of hydrocarbons into the environment. If the well cannot be shut-in or the capping process is delayed, then processing and capture of hydrocarbons is the next best alternative. We are proud to have this technology available to our members.”

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