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Trendsetter has been awarded a contract to provide key components of a worldwide response subsea containment system, for Oil Spill Response, Ltd. (OSRL).  OSRL is an industry-owned co-operative and the largest global provider of oil spill response and preparedness services. OSRL is collaborating with the Subsea Well Response Project (SWRP) to make a new integrated intervention system available to the global industry.  

Management, engineering and procurement will be performed at Trendsetter’s facilities in Houston, Texas.  The equipment will be owned by OSRL and will be made available to all operators worldwide on a subscription basis.  The system provided by TEI will include 3 FLETs, 3 flowspool assemblies, 6 flowline connectors, 3 flexible jumper connectors, 3 jumper choke connectors, 7 connector mounted over pressure protection devices, as well as custom containers and skids to enable air freight of this subsea intervention equipment. 

The project will utilize an innovative flow back and capture solution to direct well hydrocarbons to surface for a safe disposal, if ever required in a subsea intervention. The flowspool assembly, a custom manifold with hydraulic valves, is landed on a dummy wellhead to transition flow from the incident well to a vertical riser.  At surface, the flowspool is connected to the collection vessel via an internal landing string equipped with a traditional subsea test tree system. 

This system simplifies and expedites the mobilization and installation effort, makes the system modular to accommodate rapid response during emergency and minimizes storage and maintenance costs. 

“This is a major contract for Trendsetter Engineering.  It showcases Trendsetter’s innovative solutions that improve the industries worldwide response capabilities to a subsea well control incident.  Trendsetter is committed to increasing the industries’ oil spill response readiness through innovative subsea solutions.”

Mauricio Madrid, Director of Projects

The equipment will all be stored at Trendsetter’s facilities in Houston, Texas in a state of readiness for worldwide deployment, should an emergency offshore loss of subsea well-control occur.