Thursday, May 06, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill Daily Response Activity Now at BP Web Site

BP has created several new sections on their web site at to keep people up to date with the current response activies to the Gulf Oil Spill. Below you will find a list of content sections specific to the response.

The Response In Detail
BP's Gulf of Mexico Oill Spill Press releases
BP's Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response in Pictures
BP's Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response in Video
BP's Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response Maps
BP's Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Press Release Contacts

Below is today's news

Release date: 06 May 2010

BP today provided an update on developments in the response to the MC252 oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.

Subsea Source Control and Containment
Work continues to attempt to bring the MC252 oil well under control, to stop the flow of oil and to contain the oil subsea. A valve that had been attached to the end of a broken drill pipe, one of the three points from which oil was leaking, was closed. This has stopped the flow from this point, but is not expected to affect the overall rate of flow from the well. BP continues to use remotely operated vehicles to monitor the flow of oil from the other two leak points.

A containment dome was loaded aboard a transport vessel at Port Fourchon, Louisiana, and began its transport to the MC252 well site. The 40x24x14 feet steel vessel, which weighs almost 100 tons, is expected to be lowered to the seabed today. The drilling of the first relief well, which began on Sunday May 2, continues. It is estimated that it will take...Read more here or see the site now

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