US-based well control company Wild Well Control and Oil Spill Response (OSRL) have signed a strategic alliance agreement to provide increased capability to the oil and gas (O&G) industry.

The strategic collaboration is aimed at enhancing the capabilities of the Global Subsea Response Network’s services, as provided through OSRL’s Subsea Well Intervention Services.

The partnership between the two firms is designed to meet industry and regulatory expectations for a strong source control emergency response planning solution.

This partnership is expected to offer the industry best practice regarding response planning during a well control incident.

Oil Spill Response Limited chief executive Robert Limb said: “The collaboration between WWC and OSRL provides the industry with the most comprehensive international solution for preparing for and responding to subsea incidents on a global basis.

“At OSRL, we are very excited about working closely with the WWC team to further strengthen industry capabilities to mitigate the environmental impact of any incident.”

According to the companies, the combined capability is said to provide a ‘one-stop solution’ to the O&G industry that covers all aspects of the emergency response.

These include surface oil recovery, subsea capping, well control and well kill operations, as well as a relief well planning and logistics support through air, land and sea.

Wild Well Control president Bryan Ellis said: “This strategic alliance allows WWC and OSRL to provide a first-class full subsea preparedness and response solution to the industry. We look forward to working with OSRL to introduce a new level of coordination and service on a global basis.”