Trendsetter’s Subsea Closure Device for Gulf of Mexico operator
Trendsetter Engineering has secured a contract by Gulf of Mexico operator to deliver a 20,000PSI Subsea Closure Device (SCD) and an associated multi-year contract for storage, maintenance, and technical services should an offshore subsea well-control incident require SCD mobilization.
The SCD is an 18-3/4” bore, single ram assembly which may be deployed on an incident well before and below the capping stack. After capping or containment operations, the SCD ram is closed to facilitate safe removal of the capping stack followed by permanent plug and abandonment operations, the company explained.
“We are proud to provide this innovative technology,” said Ron Downing, president of Trendsetter Engineering. “Trendsetter has demonstrated a highly successful track record of delivering mission critical capping and containment equipment and services. The SCD builds on that track record while furthering Trendsetter’s broad experience in delivering HPHT hardware.”
The SCD will feature ram and wellhead connector equipment from National Oilwell Varco (NOV) and valves from Advanced Technology Valve (ATV).