Well containment

Leaders in safe well containment

When the worst happens, you need the best in the business.

We’re the only company globally to have dealt with a major subsea well containment incident. We know what the challenges are.

That’s because, with our deep and pioneering well intervention and integrity expertise, we are the best in the business.

We were called on to provide key services and assets during the 2010 response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. We helped contain escaping hydrocarbons from more than 5,000 feet below the surface.

We’ve since built on the lessons learned and technologies developed. Today, our Helix Fast Response System (HFRS) is the spill response system of record for more than 90 new drilling permits issued in the Gulf of Mexico.

It’s United States Coast Guard and the Department of the Interior approved.

At full production capacity, the HFRS can handle up to 55,000 barrels of oil per day, 70,000 barrels of liquid per day and 95 million standard cubic feet of gas per day.

And that’s all at up to 10,000 psi in water depths down to 10,000 feet (3000 meters).

It has everything you need to transport hydrocarbons to the surface for capture and disposal.

It has everything you need for your safe and effective well containment plan.

Fast response

Speed is what you need when you discover a subsea spill.

And that’s what we have. Our HFRS is installed onboard our assets in the US Gulf of Mexico, so it’s there when you need it.

It’s on active, experienced vessels – the Helix Producer I dynamically positioned production vessel and our Q4000.

It’s supported by the industry’s most experienced crews.

It’s ready to go when the call comes, unlike shored based, untested and more complex to mobilize modular systems.

We also have multiple systems in our inventory in the Gulf of Mexico, where they are maintained and available for deployment at any time.

High capacity and capability

Our Q4000 has everything.

Fast to respond and then fast to adapt to any ongoing situation.

Containment, dynamic kill, flaring, static kill, hydrocarbon recovery – the Q4000 can flip between them all with ease.

It’s also your control platform for you lower marine riser package (LMRP) and your blowout preventer (BOP).

The Helix Producer I is our dynamically positioned (DP2) floating production and storage vessel.

It’s specially designed quick disconnectable side mounted turret means it’s always ready to react to support your containment response.

Our access to deep water capable multipurpose support vessels for subsea containment infrastructure installation means we have you covered.

All you need to do is make the call.

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