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Functional Design and Sizing for Subsea Capping System

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$244,999

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

A generally applicable, well containment and intervention capability is a necessary component of an effective system for quickly responding to future deepwater blowouts. Reducing the time required to cap a subsea blowout has the greatest potential for reducing the environmental impact and economic costs associated with such an event. Other collection and clean up responses do not address the fundamental issue of stopping the pollution. The importance of a sealing well containment capability was demonstrated by the capping stack used on the Macondo blowout.

Contact

John Rogers Smith
225-578-0412
jsmith5@lsu.edu
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Affiliated Institutions

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