WellCONTAINED Hosts Capping Stack Workshop March 9, Members Get First Up Close Look at New System
WellCONTAINED hosts its first annual consortium member workshop and Singapore capping stack exercise on March 9, at which time Wild Well will perform the first call-out drill for the new system.
“The capping stack is being dispatched to the Kim Heng shipyard in real time,” says WellCONTAINED Global Director Andrew Barry. “Crews are working 24 hours a day to stack and test the system.
“This will allow Wild Well to test the logistics and associated systems to ensure everything works as designed.”
During the invitation-only event, members will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Singapore capping stack and obtain detailed information about its abilities as well as the capabilities of Wild Well to rapidly deploy the stack in the event of a catastrophic well control incident.
The capping stack test and verification exercise – which comprises mobilization to the quayside, full assembly of the stack, and a pressure test to 15,000 psi – is a required part of the maintenance and preservation of the equipment, says Barry. “This allows us to test the logistics mechanisms and ensure the stack is fully prepared and operationally ready.”
Wild Well's additional capping stack, located in Aberdeen, will undergo its annual performance exercise at a date later this year.
Along with the capping stack located in Aberdeen, the Singapore stack is part of a comprehensive design by Wild Well to provide global coverage, which includes strategically located emergency personnel and equipment.
The ongoing delivery of industry-leading service at a global level requires continual refinement and adjustments that allow Wild Well to offer unparalleled customer service.
Even the Singapore event creates opportunities for the world leader in well control and engineering solutions to enhance its offerings.
“The entire capping stack exercise will be time-lapse filmed to allow for future review,” says Barry. “Our mission and duty is to ensure that the capping stacks are always at a constant state of readiness and that all associated systems – mechanical and logistical – are prepared and calibrated.“