Following the Deepwater Horizon incident, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Shell recognized the need to improve containment capability for a potential deepwater well control incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

This led to the formation of a not-for-profit, independent company, Marine Well Containment Company, which would develop, maintain and advance well containment systems for the deepwater U.S. Gulf. Following formation, MWCC gained six additional members (for a total of ten member companies): BP, Apache, Anadarko, BHP Billiton, Statoil and Hess. This coming together signified unprecedented industry collaboration and is a key reason that drilling has resumed in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

As the leader in deepwater well containment in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the company is committed to being continuously ready to respond to a well control incident in the Gulf and is committed to advancing its capabilities to keep pace with its members’ needs. Membership is open to all oil and gas operators in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

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