Asco, the world’s largest oil and gas logistics company based in Aberdeen, has landed a contract to manage logistics and freight for the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) in Houston.
The deal value is undisclosed, but is thought to be worth a seven-figure sum.
MWCC is an independent, not-for-profit company set up by BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips to allow operators to share well-containment equipment and technology and to respond quickly to any well-control incidents in the Gulf of Mexico.
The contract is managed by Asco’s global freight-management division, Asco Freight Management (AFM) in Houston.
AFM managing director Walter Robertson said: “Asco supported the front-line emergency-response efforts following the Deepwater Horizon tragedy in 2010. It was our competent and consistent handling of logistics services around that tragic incident which led to this award.
“Of course, we never want to see this equipment being used, but having it available in a state of 24/7 readiness is of obvious importance to the industry.”