OSRL sites well capping equipment in BrazilNews // March 26, 2014
Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) has opened a new base in Angra dos Reis, Brazil.
The base houses one of OSRL’s four well capping stacks that are designed to shut-in an uncontrolled subsea well.
With capping systems also stored at strategic locations in Norway, Singapore and South Africa, the delivery of the Brazil stack signifies the full availability of OSRL’s international well capping capability, providing for swift response in the event of a subsea well incident around the world.
Oil and gas companies across the industry can access the equipment through OSRL’s Subsea Well Intervention Services (SWIS).
SWIS provides subscribers access to four response-ready capping stack systems and two subsea incident response toolkits for debris clearance, blow out preventer intervention and the subsea application of dispersant at a wellhead.
The equipment can be used for the majority of known subsea wells in water depths up to 3,000m.
A global containment solution to supplement the well intervention system is also in development and will be ready for use by the end of 2014.