US firm subcontracted to extinguish oil well fires in Iraq
Boots & Coots International Well Control has been subcontracted by Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) to supply firefighting and well control services in Iraq.
The Company was originally contacted to assist in developing a plan for evaluating and extinguishing potential oil well fires in Iraq and has provided specialized firefighting and well capping equipment for the project.
Currently, the Company has teams of senior well control and engineering specialists, contracted to KBR, preparing to start the initial phase of the project. Boots & Coots faced a similar task in 1991 when they were brought into Kuwait to control some 240 of the over 700 burning wells following the Gulf War.
US-based Boots & Coots is a global emergency response company that specializes, through its Well Control unit, as an integrated, full-service, emergency-response company with the in- house ability to provide its expanded full-service prevention and response capabilities to the global needs of the oil and gas and petrochemical industries, including, but not limited to, oil and gas well blowouts and well fires as well as providing a complete menu of non-critical well control services. — (menareport.com)
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