In the decade following the Deepwater Horizon disaster, several safety measures and strict regulations were put in place, including the creation of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

However, another major effort by the offshore industry in response to the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history was the establishment of the Marine Well Containment Co. (MWCC)—an emergency response organization, which is equipped to be continuously ready to respond to a deepwater well control incident in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

“Our sole focus is to cap a blowout in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, if such an incident happens again,” David Nickerson, CEO of MWCC, told Hart Energy.

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