March 21 - Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) has launched its new well-capping equipment. The cutting edge technology can be deployed in the event of a subsea well control incident.
The Norwegian division of oil and gas logistics specialist Asco will store the new equipment and deliver logistics support whenever it has to be deployed in an emergency, in Europe.
OSRL's Subsea Well Intervention Service (SWIS) is the culmination of nine international oil and gas companies pooling resources to develop equipment to enhance subsea well control capability. OSRL collaborated with SWIS to build the new equipment in order to better serve the entire industry in the event of a spill.
Keith Lewis, project manager, SWIS, commented: "The delivery today of world-class intervention equipment is a major milestone for technical capping capabilities, but also for industry collaboration."
OSRL will also store the well capping equipment at three other locations - Brazil, South Africa and Singapore - to provide the emergency response service to the international oil and gas community in the event of a subsea incident.