Oil Spill Response (OSRL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Trendsetter Engineering and Halliburton to provide integrated subsea well-capping response solutions for global oil and gas exploration and production companies.

Under the MoU, the companies will provide solutions for preparedness and response associated with subsea well control activities. 

The deal will setup an integrated approach to managing subsea well control incidents worldwide to improve policies and procedures that were earlier established through the Global Industry Response Group (GIRG), and adopted by the Subsea Well Response Project (SWRP) consortium. 

OSRL subsea well intervention service director Matt Clements said: "This memorandum enables OSRL to better serve the evolving needs of our members and potential members, and establishes a comprehensive end-to-end best-practice solution for preparedness and response to a subsea well control incident, which includes access to operational and deployment support." 

"This establishes a comprehensive end-to-end best-practice solution for preparedness and response to a subsea well control incident."

Under the MoU, OSRL will be responsible for providing access through membership to an industry owned global capping and containment capability.

OSRL will also retain responsibility for maintaining equipment for the subsea well intervention service (SWIS), including the mobilisation of relevant equipment, and the physical handover to SWIS members.

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In addition, members will receive multiple preparedness services covering logistics planning, training and exercise delivery and conventional oil spill preparedness.  

Trendsetter and Halliburton will provide access to trained and rapidly deployable response personnel and subject matter experts to support SWIS members at both strategic and tactical levels. Both companies will also support preparedness activities, which include source control, well control, relief well planning, and engineering through OSRL.