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BP Oil Spill Live Feed Update: Oil Spill Cap Put in Place on MC252 Well

Written by: on 15th July 2010 |
BP Oil Spill Live Feed Update
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BP Oil Spill Live Feed Update: Oil Spill Cap Put in Place on MC252 Well – BP continues with its efforts to contain the oil spill which started in the Gulf of Mexico last April. In its latest attempt, BP replaced the previous Lower Marine Riser Package (LMRP) containment cap implemented last month with a new oil spill cap installed on the Mc252 well. This was seen in the BP oil spill live feed last July 11 when the oil spill cap was lowered by remote robots.

After installation, BP is set to start its integrity test or pressure test from this oil spill solution to know if the new cap can withstand the pressure down the ocean floor. It will take up a minimum of 6 hours up to a maximum of 48 hours. During the test, all other oil spill solutions currently being implemented like the sub-sea containment systems Q4000 and Helix Producer vessels will be suspended.

Results of the test will be gathered by various federal agencies to study what are the next steps to permanently contain this oil spill going forward. As of July 13, BP reported that they have recovered a total of approximately 17,060 oil barrels with the bulk collected through the Helix Producer. Currently, the vast majority of the Gulf Coast shoreline has been currently affected by the oil spill with Louisiana being the most affected folllowed by Mississipi, Florida and Alabama.

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