HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HWCG LLC and Trendsetter Engineering, Inc. are pleased to announce a significant expansion of HWCG’s deepwater well containment incident response capabilities in 2019.
In keeping pace with members’ future needs and regulatory thresholds, HWCG and Trendsetter have executed a Letter of Intent for the design, build and delivery of a new capping stack system rated to 20,000-psi and 10,000-fsw. The new system, scheduled for delivery in Q2 of 2019, will utilize the latest in capping stack technology and is designed for compliance with the newer standards for High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) subsea well control applications.
Ron Downing, President of Trendsetter, stated, “Since 2011 Trendsetter has set the standard for Source Control and Containment Equipment in our industry. The selection of Trendsetter by HWCG and its member companies for this high spec capping system further solidifies our leadership position in this market and builds upon the knowledge and experience gained on the previous thirteen capping stack deliveries. Our companies are committed to achieving the highest level of preparedness in the industry and we look forward to collaborating on this project to achieve that goal.”
HWCG’s Managing Director, Craig Castille, added, “HWCG is pleased to add a new capping stack to our inventory of response resources. The enhanced capability will allow our members to continue responsible exploration and develop activities in the Gulf of Mexico where deepwater combined with deeper drilling requires advanced technology and know-how. Trendsetter was a natural choice due to their proven track record providing capping stacks to our industry and their recent experience with HTHP solutions.”
HWCG is a consortium currently comprised of 17 deepwater operators in the Gulf of Mexico. The consortium develops and maintains access to a comprehensive deepwater well containment response system in order to rapidly respond to a deepwater blowout and protect people, property and the environment.
Trendsetter Engineering, Inc. is a privately-owned oil and gas service company which operates globally and is based out of Houston, Texas. Trendsetter specializes in subsea engineering, hardware and offshore service solutions across the full life cycle of the well, from exploration drilling and production through abandonment.
For more information, please contact Natalie Older at N.Older@TrendsetterEngineering.com or Craig Castille at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit our websites at www.TrendsetterEngineering.com & www.hwcg.org.