HWCG Gives BSEE Regional Gulf of Mexico Director Biannual Update

On September 6th, 2018 HWCG’s Board of Directors provided BSEE’s Gulf of Mexico Regional Director and his technical support staff with a biannual update that highlighted recent changes in membership, improvements made to organizational leadership and advisory roles, progress on improved response capability as a result of HWCG’s Single Vessel Solution (SVS) project and the sanctioning of the 20k Capping Stack. Other strategic initiatives were reviewed and meaningful discussions ensued on future initiatives. HWCG and its members appreciate the opportunity to discuss deepwater well containment response capabilities and potential improvements with BSEE to ensure our response model is thoroughly understood.

Additionally, HWCG’s Board of Directors provided Rear Admiral Paul Thomas of USCG District 8, his leadership team in New Orleans and other branches with a Capabilities Brief on HWCG’s response plan that detailed the HWCG business model, current and future response capabilities, as well as a high level review of subsurface risks, mitigations and recent regulatory impacts regarding deepwater well design and project management. HWCG and its members appreciate the opportunity to discuss deepwater well containment response capabilities with the USCG in order to establish a clear understanding and communication channels should a response be required in the future.


HWCG to Speak at the 22nd Annual Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Technical Symposium

HWCG’s Technical Director, Ross Frazer, will speak at the Deepwater Technical Symposium in New Orleans on August 27-29, 2018. His presentation will focus on the evolution and enhancement of a deepwater well containment solution and how HWCG has continued to refine both the equipment and its application. To listen to Ross’ insights, register for the symposium here.

HWCG Welcomes New Member Companies Committed to Developing Our Response System

We’ve recently welcomed Petrobras America Inc., Red Willow Offshore, LLC, Ridgewood Energy WCG Member, LLC and TOTAL E&P USA, INC. to our consortium of deepwater operators and non-operators. Each of these companies contribute to our robust mutual aid program to help us quickly and comprehensively respond to a subsea incident. We look forward to working with each of our new membership companies.