Posts tagged as: Gulf of Mexico

Relief well for damaged Gulf of Mexico oil well stalled due to pressure worries

Relief well for damaged Gulf of Mexico oil well stalled due to pressure worries

On Monday afternoon, BP engineers and the US government’s science team met to figure out the best way to relieve pressure in the outer shell of the Macondo well before BP is allowed to complete the relief well, the ultimate step in permanently sealing the exploded oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. The government [...]

Oil spill saga: Static kill operation started by BP (video)

Oil spill saga: Static kill operation started by BP (video)

BP has finally begun the so-called “static kill” procedure that should soon plug its damaged well for good, 106 days into the oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. BP conducted a successful flow test Tuesday, after a delay Monday night, clearing the way for the static kill to begin. The company began pumping heavy [...]

BP to conduct ‘crucial test’ Tuesday (video)

BP to conduct ‘crucial test’ Tuesday (video)

According to BP, a crucial test meant to determine whether an effort to seal the company’s ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico could proceed will likely take place Tuesday. BP added that the “injectivity” test was initially scheduled for Monday but was delayed because of a small leak. Tuesday is also the day [...]

Cameron International Corp. is unlikely beneficiary in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Cameron International Corp. is unlikely beneficiary in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Cameron International Corp. could emerge as an unlikely beneficiary in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In the first days after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded April 20, killing 11 workers and sparking the worst offshore oil spill in US history, the company came under intense scrutiny. The rig’s blowout preventer, a critical safety [...]

US judges hear arguments on merging of oil spill lawsuits

US judges hear arguments on merging of oil spill lawsuits

A panel of US judges heard arguments from lawyers on Thursday on how piles of oil spill-related lawsuits against BP Plc should be merged, more than 2,000 miles or 3,200 km from the Gulf of Mexico shoreline. As part of its regularly scheduled rotation among federal courts, the panel meeting in Boise, Idaho did not [...]

Ships to go back to oil well site

Ships to go back to oil well site

On Saturday, Bonnie went out with a whimper, sparing Gulf Coast residents new misery and allowing some of the vessels working on BP‘s ruptured oil well to return to the site. But with the hurricane season expected to get only busier, especially later in August, the move of ships to and from safer waters during [...]

Technician said oil rig’s siren was kept silent

Technician said oil rig’s siren was kept silent

A rig worker on Friday told a government panel that the emergency alarm on the Deepwater Horizon was not fully activated the day the oil rig caught fire and exploded, killing 11 people and setting off the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The general safety alarm was habitually set to “inhibited” to avoid [...]

BP makes progress in oil cleanup

BP makes progress in oil cleanup

As BP makes way for a more efficient collection system, it is making progress on removing a device capturing oil from its leaking Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico. Sometime within the next seven days, BP expects to have a new seal on the gushing well and it will take two to three weeks [...]