Helix's spill response system undergoes deployment drill

04/30/2013 | FuelFix.com

The energy industry and federal regulators are conducting a deployment drill of the Helix Well Containment Group's oil spill response equipment. The company's response system will undergo an emergency scenario at a test well off the coast of Louisiana over the next couple of days. "These types of exercises give us an opportunity to see how the equipment is deployed in real-world conditions and to learn lessons that can be shared across industry to protect the environment and improve the safety of offshore operations," said James Watson, director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

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